INCI: Cetearyl 2-ethyl hexanoate

What is Cetearyl 2-ethyl hexanoate?

Cetearyl alcohol, also called Cetearyl octanoate is a synthetic ester. It is clear, colorless and odorless liquid. It is used in place of oil derived from waterfowl.

Use & Benefits

It is considered as a light emollient. It has even spreadability with velvetlike softness and excellent adhesion. It does have waterproofing quality, which is particularly helpful in skin and hair conditioning. It also improves the fluidity of emulsions. It is quite apparent that it is used in skin care and hair care products.