cetyl alcohol


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Related to cetyl alcohol: stearic acid, Stearyl alcohol

ce·tyl alcohol

 (sēt′l)
n.
A solid white waxy alcohol, C16H34O, used as an emulsifier and in cosmetics, perfumes, and pharmaceuticals.

[Latin cētus, whale; see Cetus + -yl.]

ce′tyl al′cohol

(ˈsit l)
n.
a white crystalline water-insoluble solid, C16H34O, used chiefly as an emollient in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
[1870–75; < Latin cēt(us) whale; from its being found in spermaceti]
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INGREDIENTS WT% Phase A Emulium Delta (Corum) (Cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate 7.00 PEG-75 stearate, ceteth-20, steareth-20) Corum 5024 (Corum) (Octyldodecyl myristate) 5.00 Corum 5014 (Corum) (Lauryl/myristyl benzoate) 5.00 Corum 5095 (Corum) (Dioctyl sebacate) 3.00 Belsil DM 5 (Corum) (Dimethicone) 2.00 Phase B Water to 100 Phase C Belsil EG 6000 (Corum) (Dimethicone, 10.00 divinyldimethicone/dirnethicone crosspolymer) Phase D 5[alpha]-Avocuta (Corum) (Butyl Avocadate) 2.00 MSS-500W (Corum) (Silica) 1.00 Transcutol CG (Corum) (Ethoxydiglycol) 5.00 Aloe Vera Gel DEC 10X (Corum)(Aloe barbadensis leaf 2.00 juice) Phase E Phenoxyethanol 0.50 Azelaic Acid 10.00 PROCEDURE: Heat phase A and phase B to 75-80[degrees].
From the solubility results mentioned above, canola oil, sunflower oil, cetyl alcohol, and stearyl alcohol were selected as the oil phase for NLCs preparation.
Cetyl alcohol is often added to face products as a fancy name for sperm whale oil." Unless the product specifies they are vegan versions of these, they are probably not.
"Cetyl alcohol" is often added to face products as a fancy name for sperm whale oil.' Unless the product specifies they are vegan versions of these, they're probably not.
The custom blend cream, prepared at the researchers' request by Johnson & Johnson (Skillman, NJ), contained purified water, propylene glycol, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, polysorbate 20, isopropyl myristate, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, benzoic acid, glycerin, and sodium hydroxide.