INCI: Ceteareth-20

What is Ceteareth-20?

Ceteareth-20 is the non-ionic polyoxyethylene ether of higher MW saturated fatty alcohols like stearyl/cetyl alcohol. It comes as white pellets, it is odorless.

Use & Benefits

It is basically used concerning formulation stability, the skin care aspect is secondary for this ingredient. It is used as a universal emulsifier. It forms a colloidal protective system. It is also used as a thickener. It is used almost in all kinds of cosmetic products like creams, lotions, sunscreen products, foundations, and hair conditioners.