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Cetyl Alcohol

Plant-based Fatty Alcohols Cetyl Alcohol

Ingredient Name: Plant-derived Cetyl Alcohol

What is it? Cetyl alcohol is a fatty alcohol derived from plant sources, not to be confused with the ethyl-based drying alcohols. It’s commonly used in cosmetics and creams as a natural emulsifier and moisturizer.

Nourishing properties:*

  • Helps mix water and oil compounds
  • Moisturizes and conditions


*= This information has not been approved by the FDA.




“Cetyl Alcohol.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. PubChem Compound Database, U.S. National Library of Medicine,

“Cetyl Alcohol Topical : Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures, Warnings & Dosing.” WebMD, WebMD,

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