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Ceteareth-20

Ceteareth-20

Origin: 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).

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Overview: Ceteareth-20 is the polyethylene glycol ether of cetearyl alcohol. It serves as a cleansing agent and a solubilizing agent in formulations. It is a universal emulsifier that is compatible with all kinds of oils and active ingredients. It can be used as a protective colloid to stabilize dispersed systems. It is best used with gel-forming thickeners.

Suggested Uses:

  • Creams
  • Lotions
  • Sprayable lotions
  • Foundations
  • Hair conditioners
  • Sunscreen products

Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 0.5% to 30%

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