EWG Level: 1
Cetearyl Alcohol is a mixture of cetyl and stearyl alcohols that can come from vegetable or synthetic sources. This is a mixture of mostly of Cetyl and Stearyl Alcohols, which are fatty alcohols that occur naturally in small quantities in plants and animals. Cetearyl Alcohol and the other fatty alcohols keep an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components. These ingredients are also used to alter the thickness of liquid products and to increase foaming capacity or to stabilize foams.
Funtions: Emulsion Stabilizer; Opacifying Agent; Surfactant – Foam Booster; Viscosity IncreasingAgent – Aqueous; Viscosity Increasing Agent – Nonaqueous; EMOLLIENT; EMULSIFYING; EMULSION STABILISING; FOAM BOOSTING; VISCOSITY CONTROLLING
Ecological Concerns, “Suspected to be an environmental toxin, Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful” (Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)