Description: Non-ionic polyoxyethylene ether of higher saturated fatty alcohols (cetyl/stearyl alcohol). White pellets, no odor. Dissolves in water & alcohol to form a colloid solution. Can be mixed with mineral, vegetable or synthetic fats and oils. HLB value 15-17 (gives oil-in-water emulsions).
INCI Name: Ceteareth-20
- Universal emulsifier to make o/w emulsions, compatible with all kinds of oils & active ingredients
- Very effective protective colloid that stabilizes all kinds of dispersed systems
- Can be combined with other emulsifiers
- Optimal use with gel-forming thickeners
Use: Typical use level 0.5-30% (range of 15-30% used to make gel-like brushable hydrates). For external use only.
Applications: All kinds of emulsion-based cosmetic products like creams, lotions (especially sprayable lotions), foundations, hair conditioners, sunscreen products.
Country of Origin: CN
Raw material source: Vegetable oils and ethylene oxide
Manufacture: Vegetable oils are processed to fatty alcohols (mainly cetyl alcohol & stearyl alcohol) which then are ethoxylated with ethylene oxide (no. 20 indicates number of ethylene oxide residues).
Animal Testing: Not animal tested
GMO: Not tested for GMO content
Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components