Cetyl alcohol

Cetyl alcohol is an organic compound that stabilizes oil-in-water mixtures, acts as a foam booster and fragrance component, and is used to thicken the texture and improve the appearance of cosmetics and personal care products 1. According to the Cosmetic Ingredients Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), cetyl alcohol is safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.