May 2020

What is cetearyl alcohol and what does it do for skin care.


What is Cetearyl Alcohol in skin care?

Cetearyl alcohol is a combination of two fatty alcohols, cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol also known as stearic acid. Fatty alcohols are light, non-greasy emollients and help to create a fluffy texture to a creme, lotion, moisturizer. They are vegetable-derived and very different from the alcohol base in petro.