CETEARETH-20


CETEARETH-20
Ceteareth-20 is the polyethylene glycol ether of cetearyl alcohol. Ceteareth-20 functions as an emollient, surfactant and emulsifier. 
Ceteareth-20 is used in cosmetics such as facial moisturizer, conditioner, anti-aging treatment, conditioner, cleanser, sunscreen, exfoliant/scrub, depilatory cream and acne treatment.


CETEARETH-20 is classified as :
Cleansing
Emulsifying
Surfactant
CAS Number: 68439-49-6
Chem/IUPAC Name: C16-18 alcohols, ethoxylated (20 mol EO average molar ratio)

Ceteareth-20 helps to improve the texture and stability of a cosmetic and detergent product. 


Ceteareth-20 is a good all round emulsifier which is compatible with a large range of oils. Ceteareth-20 gives a good shine and silkiness to your finished product

Ceteareth 20 is nonionic surfactant prepared from cetyl-stearyl alcohol and 20 moles of ethylene oxide. Ceteareth-20 is a high HLB emulsifier used in oil-in-water emulsions. Ceteareth 20 provides exceptionally stable emulsions when used in combination with another emulsifier such as glyceryl stearate. Soluble in water and isopropyl alcohol.

INCI: Ceteareth 20

CAS Numbers:
68439-49-6
Technical Names:
Alcohols, C16-18 Ethoxylated
Ceteareth-20 (INCI)
PEG-20 Cetostearyl Alcohol
PEG-20 Cetyl/Stearyl Ether
Polyethylene Glycol 1000 Cetyl/Stearyl Ether
Polyoxyethylene (20) Cetyl/Stearyl Ether
Product Categories:
Air Care Products
Cleaning Products


Origin:  Cetearyl Alcohol which is vegetable derived mixed with ethylene oxide which is synthetic (Petroleum derivative) to give the product surface-activity.

Form:  Waxy pellets (solid) 

Melting Point: around 50C

Solubility:  Dissolves in water and alcohol solutions. 

Function:  Can form part of an emulsification system when paired with a fattty alcohol such as cetearyl alcohol. 

Use levels:  This heavily depends on what you are looking to make for for emulsions typical use is 0.1-1%, for hair products up to 20% is added into the water phase.  As an emulsifying agent this is a non-ionic ingredient


Use: Alkyl polyglycol ether useful in a number of skin and hair care systems.

Use: Ceteareth 20 is an oil-in-water emulsifier. Ceteareth 20 produces stable emulsions when used in conjunction with a low HLB emulsifier.


Ceteareth 20 is a common functional ingredient that helps to keep the oil-loving and water-loving ingredients together (emulsifier), stabilizes and thickens the products. 

Ceteareth 20 is ethoxylated Cetearyl alcohol, meaning that some ethylene oxide is added to the fatty alcohol to increase the water-soluble part in the molecule. 
The result is that the mainly oil soluble, emollient fatty alcohol is converted to an emulsifier molecule that keeps oil and water mixed in creams. 
The number in the name of Ceteareth emulsifiers refers to the average number of ethylene oxide molecules added and 20 makes a good emulsifier.

Ceteareth-20 is a penetration enhancer which alters the skin structure, allowing substances to penetrate deeper into the skin. 
Made from Cetearyl Alcohol (a mixture of cetyl and stearyl alcohol and ethylene oxide), this chemical ingredient is commonly found in a number of skin care products, moisturizers, hair conditioners, suntan and indoor tanning products and hair dyes, colors and tints.

Ceteareth-20 is non-ionic polyoxyethylene ether of higher saturated fatty alcohols (cetyl/stearyl alcohol). White pellets, no odor. Dissolves in water & alcohol to form a colloid solution. Can be mixed with mineral, vegetable or synthetic fats and oils. HLB value 15-17 (gives oil-in-water emulsions)

The solidification point of the product is about 40°C. The product is a derivative based on renewable vegetable raw materials and is used mainly in cosmetic applications.


* A fatty alcohol. * Ceteareths are made from cetearyl alcohol- a blend of cetyl and stearyl alcohol (natural fatty acids from coconut oil), and ethylene oxide. 
The numerical value - for example ceteareth-30 - represents the average number of molecules of ethylene oxide added.
Ceteareth-20 functions as an emollient and emulsifier. It's usually used in conjunction with other alcohols and fatty acids, working to thicken a solution and help other ingredients dissolve in a solvent. It also functions as a nonionic stabilizer in oil in water emulsions. 
Ceteareth-20 is one of the most common emollients used in cosmetics, and you can find it in products such as hair dye, facial moisturizer, anti-aging treatment, conditioner, cleanser, sunscreen, exfoliant/scrub, depilatory cream and acne treatment.


Ceteareth-20 helps other ingredients to dissolve in a solvent in which they would not normally dissolve and cleans the skin and hair by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so that these substances can be rinsed away.


Description: Non-ionic polyoxyethylene ether of higher saturated fatty alcohols (cetyl/stearyl alcohol). White pellets, no odor. Dissolves in water & alcohol to form a colloid solution. Can be mixed with mineral, vegetable or synthetic fats and oils. HLB value 15-17 (gives oil-in-water emulsions).
CAS: 68439-49-6
INCI Name: Ceteareth-20

Benefits:
Ceteareth 20 is universal emulsifier to make o/w emulsions, compatible with all kinds of oils & active ingredients
Ceteareth 20 is very effective protective colloid that stabilizes all kinds of dispersed systems
Ceteareth 20 can be combined with other emulsifiers
Ceteareth 20 can be used with gel-forming thickeners

Use: Typical use level 0.5-30% (range of 15-30% used to make gel-like brushable hydrates). For external use only.

Applications: All kinds of emulsion-based cosmetic products like creams, lotions (especially sprayable lotions), foundations, hair conditioners, sunscreen products.

Raw material source: Vegetable oils and ethylene oxide
Manufacture: Vegetable oils are processed to fatty alcohols (mainly cetyl alcohol & stearyl alcohol) which then are ethoxylated with ethylene oxide (no. 20 indicates number of ethylene oxide residues).


Ceteareth-20 functions as a surfactant and an emulsifier in many different cosmetics and skincare products, including facial moisturizers, anti-aging treatments, conditioners, cleansers, sunscreens, exfoliants, and acne treatments.

Surfactant
Surfactant is the other name for surface active agents. Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension between two substances, such as two liquids or a liquid and a solid. In skincare products, surfactants work to degrease and emulsify oils and fats and suspend dirt, allowing them to be washed away. This is possible because while one end of the surfactant molecule is attracted to water, the other end is attracted to oil. Thus, surfactants attract the oil, dirt, and other impurities that have accumulated on your skin during the day and wash them away. Due to these properties, ceteareth-20 can be found in many different cleansers and body washes.

Emulsifier and stabilizer
Ceteareth-20 also functions as an emulsifier. 
Ceteareth-20 is needed for products that contain both water and oil components, for example, when oils are added to a water-based formula. 
When water and oil are mixed together they will often separate and split in the product over time. 
To address this problem, Ceteareth-20 can be added to produce a stable emulsion.

As an emulsifier, ceteareth-20 consists of a water-loving hydrophilic head and an oil-loving hydrophobic tail. The hydrophilic head is directed to the aqueous phase and the hydrophobic tail to the oil phase. Once again, ceteareth-20 reduces the surface tension by positioning itself at the oil/water or air/water interface, which has a stabilizing effect on the emulsion.

eteareth is a fatty alcohol which is made from Cetearyl Alcohol (a combination of cetyl and stearyl alcohol) and ethylene oxide. The numeric value along with it denotes the number of ethylene oxide molecules added to it to generate that particular Ceteareth ingredient. For example,  Ceteareth 20 is made by combining 20 molecules of ethylene oxide to Cetearyl Alcohol.

Ceteareth 20 is also known to be the polyethylene glycol ether of Cetearyl Alcohol. These compounds are nonionic surfactants which attract both water and oil at the same time. It usually acts as an emollient and emulsifying agent in many skin care and hair care formulations. It is formulated in combination with fatty acids and other alcohols to add thickness to the formulation and it also helps other active ingredients dissolve in the solvent. Ceteareth 20 is odourless and can be mixed with natural as well as synthetic oils.

ROLE OF CETEARETH 20 IN SKINCARE PRODUCTS 
Ceteareth 20 is a chemical compound which is made by combining Cetearyl Alcohol and ethylene oxide. It is commonly used as an emollient in many skin care products which help to make your skin soft, supple and smooth.

It acts as an emulsifier in the skincare formulation. An emulsifier is required in the formulation which contains both water and oil. When water and oil are mixed together, it gets separated and the oil forms a thin film on the surface. In the skincare products, in which oil is added to the water-based formula, it helps in binding the water and oil together and gives stability to the product. Ceteareth 20 is compatible with a wide variety of oils and is soluble in water and isopropyl alcohol.

Ceteareth 20 acts as an excellent surfactant which helps to reduce the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified and helps to cleanse your skin thoroughly by allowing water to mix with oil and grime so that it could be washed away while rinsing.

ROLE OF CETEARETH 20 IN HAIR CARE PRODUCTS 
Ceteareth 20 works with other alcohols and fatty acids to add viscosity to the formulation and helps other active ingredients to dissolve in the solvent. It acts as a nonionic stabilizer in oil and in water emulsions. You find Ceteareth 20 in a lot of hair care products, because of its emollient and emulsifying properties which make your hair soft and shiny.

The emollient property of Ceteareth 20 helps to add moisture to your hair and makes the hair look silky, shiny and well hydrated. It makes your scalp healthy by keeping it hydrated, thereby preventing dry and itchy scalp. It is hydrophilic in nature, thereby attracts water molecules and helps retain moisture, thereby keeping your strands well hydrated.

Ceteareth 20 also acts as an excellent surfactant in cosmetic products. As a surfactant, Ceteareth 20 helps to lower the surface tension between liquid and liquid or liquid and solid. It allows the water molecules to mix with oil and dirt present on the hair and scalp, thus helping to get rid of the residue from your strands while washing. Most of the surfactants have one hydrophilic end and the other lipophilic end. One end attracts the water molecule while the other combines with the grease and dirt present on the surface of your strands which gets washed away.

As an emulsifier in the hair care formulation, Ceteareth 20 helps to bind water molecules and oil together, giving more stability to the product. The main function of Ceteareth 20 as an emulsifier is to hold all the active ingredients in the formulation together, especially oil and water in the water-based formula.

BENEFITS OF CETEARETH 20 
Ceteareth 20 is a non-ionic polyoxyethylene ether of higher fatty alcohols. Ceteareth 20 is a white coloured, odourless compound which can be combined with a large variety of oils both natural as well as synthetic. Ceteareth 20 is a chemical compound which is used extensively in many skincare, hair care and personal care formulations. Ceteareth 20 is added in most of the cosmetic products not because it is directly beneficial to your skin or hair in any way, but because of its composition and functions. Due to its incredible properties, Ceteareth 20 has secured a prominent place in the beauty industry. Let us take a closer look at the benefits of Ceteareth 20.

It is considered to be a universal emulsifier which produces o/w emulsion which is known to be compatible with a wide variety of oils.
It can be used alone or along with other emulsifiers to help stabilize the formulation.
Its emollient property helps to keep your skin soft and smooth. It also makes your hair silky and shiny.
It adds thickness by increasing the viscosity of the product formula, making your product look rich and creamy.
It works best with gel-forming thickeners, hence extensively used in facial serums and hair gels.
It acts as a protective colloid which helps to stabilize all kinds of dispersed active ingredients.
Ceteareth 20 acts as a surfactant in your skincare and hair care products. The main function of a surfactant is to lower the surface tension between 2 liquids or solid-liquid, which allows them to mix together such as water and grime-dirt. This action is responsible for the cleansing property in your shampoos, conditioners, soaps, skin cleansers, body washes, face washes etc.
Ceteareth 20 is used alone or it can also be used along with other emulsifiers for providing stability to the formulation.
It helps to bind all the active ingredients together in your skincare and haircare formulations, thereby making your formula more stable.
As Ceteareth 20 prevents the active ingredients in the formula from separating, it aids in the even application of the products, which helps to enhance the product performance.
The Cetearyl alcohol in the Ceteareth 20 is derived from natural oil (cetyl and stearyl alcohol) which helps to add thickness to the product, providing stability to the product formulation and is responsible for its emollient property.

These are some of the beneficial properties of Ceteareth 20, due to which it is extensively being used in the production of many skincare and hair care products you use daily. It is considered to be a key ingredient in many surfactant-based formulations.

USES OF CETEARETH 20 
Ceteareth 20 is considered to be a key ingredient in all kinds of emulsion-based products, hence used in many bath products, toiletries and personal care products. It acts as an excellent emulsifier, surfactant and exhibits emollient properties.

Its emollient property makes it an ideal choice in creams, moisturizing lotions, anti-ageing creams, shampoos, conditions, hair gels and serums.
Due to its emulsifying property, it is used in many skincare products such as facial moisturizers, skin cleansers, sunscreens, exfoliators, acne treatment ointments and in many popular hair care products such as shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays, hair dyes.
It is very effective in treating various dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Ceteareth 20 is used in the treatment, control and prevention of the various skin conditions such as diaper rashes.
It is effectively used in the treatment of skin burns from radiation therapy.
These are some of the best uses of Ceteareth 20. It acts as an excellent emulsifier, surfactant and exhibits emollient properties. This is why it is increasingly being used in major skincare, haircare and personal care products.

Is Ceteareth-20 Safe?
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel, a group responsible for evaluating the safety of skincare and cosmetic ingredients reviewed the scientific data and concluded that the ceteareth ingredients were safe as used in cosmetic products. The CIR Expert Panel noted that ceteareth ingredients should not be used on damaged skin


Ceteareth-20 is a skincare and cosmetic ingredient used to improve the texture and stability of products. 
Ceteareth is a synthetic compound that functions as an emulsifier and surfactant in formulations. 

Synonyms:
     (C16-C18) alkyl alcohol ethoxylate
     (C16-C18) alkyl alcohol, ethoxylate
     (C16-C18) fatty alcohol, ethylene oxide reaction product
     alcohols C16-18 ethoxylated (peg-20)
     alcohols, C16-18, ethoxylated
     aliphatic (C16-C18) alcohol, ethoxylated
     brij CS20
ethoxylated    C16-18 alcohols
     C16-18 alcohols, ethoxylated (20 mol EO average molar ratio)
     cetomacrogol 1000 BP
     cetomacrogolum
ethoxylated    fatty alcohols (C16-18)
     hetoxol CS-20
     lipocol SC-20
     peg-20 cetyl/stearyl ether
     polyethylene glycol (20) cetyl/stearyl ether
     polyoxyethylene (20) cetyl/stearyl alcohol ether
     polyoxyethylene (20) cetyl/stearyl ether
     polyoxyl 20 cetostearyl ether

The group of ceteareth ingredients are synthetic compounds that are synthesized through a process known as ethoxylation, a chemical reaction in which ethylene oxide is added to a substrate. 
In regards to the ceteareth ingredients, there are two substrates: cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, which are both naturally derived from coconut oil. 
The number associated with the ceteareth- 20 indicates the average number of repeating ethylene oxide units in the molecule, in this case 20. 
There are a total of 32 different types of ceteareth ingredients.

Ceteareth-2
Ceteareth-3
Ceteareth-4
Ceteareth-5
Ceteareth-6
Ceteareth-7
Ceteareth-8
Ceteareth-9
Ceteareth-10
Ceteareth-11
Ceteareth-12
Ceteareth-13
Ceteareth-15
Ceteareth-16
Ceteareth-17
Ceteareth-18
Ceteareth-20 (CAS # 68439-49-6)
Ceteareth-22
Ceteareth-23
Ceteareth-25
Ceteareth-27
Ceteareth-28
Ceteareth-29
Ceteareth-30
Ceteareth-33
Ceteareth-34
Ceteareth-40
Ceteareth-50
Ceteareth-55
Ceteareth-60
Ceteareth-80
Ceteareth-100

Alkoller, C16-18, etoksillenmiş
Alkoller, C16-18, etoksillenmiş

IUPAC isimleri
Alkoller, C16-18 (çift sayılı), etoksile (1 - 2,5 mol EO)
Alkoller, C16-18 etoksillenmiş
Alkoller, C16-18, 2EO
ALKOLLER, C16-18, ETOKSİLENMİŞ
Alkoller, C16-18, etoksillenmiş
Alkoller, C16-18, etoksile (CTS) (MAN)
Alkoller, C16-18, etoksillenmiş, 5-20 EO
Alkil alkol etoksilat
alfa- (C16-C18 Alkil) omega-Hidroksi Poli (EO)
C16-18 alkoller, etoksillenmiş
C16-18 alkoller, etoksillenmiş (?)
C16 ~ 18 yağ alkolü polioksietilen eter
Ethoxtlated yağlı alkol
Yağ alkolü etoksilat
Polietilen setostearil eter

Ticari isimler
Alkoller, C16-18, etoksillenmiş
Alkoller en C16-18 éthoxylés
Alfol 1618 + 14 EO; 14-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde
Alfonic 1618-46
Alfonic 1618-62
Alfonic 1618-80
Alkohole, C16-18, etoksiliert
EO ile alkil poliglikol eter C16-18
Alkil Poliglikoleter C16-18 mit EO
Atlas G-4822; 12-EO
Berol 07
Berol TVM 065; 10-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde
BF 4324; 20-EO
C16-18 alkoller, etoksillenmiş
C16-18 alcs., Etoksile
C16-18 yağlı alcs., Etoksillenmiş
C16-18 Fettalkohol + 50 EO; 50-EO
C16-18, etoksillenmiş alcs.
C16 / 18-Fettalkohol + 14 EO; 14-EO
C16 / 18-Fettalkohol + 6 EO; 6-EO
Cemulsol DB
Ceteareth
Ceteareth 20
Ceteareth 20 (INCI)
Ceteareth Serisi
Ceteareth-10
Ceteareth-10 (INCI)
Ceteareth-100
Ceteareth-100 (INCI)
Ceteareth-11
Ceteareth-11 (INCI)
Ceteareth-12
Ceteareth-12 (INCI)
Ceteareth-13
Ceteareth-13 (INCI)
Ceteareth-15
Ceteareth-15 (INCI)
Ceteareth-16
Ceteareth-16 (INCI)
Ceteareth-17
Ceteareth-17 (INCI)
Ceteareth-18
Ceteareth-18 (INCI)
Ceteareth-2
Ceteareth-2 (INCI)
Ceteareth-20 (INCI)
Ceteareth-23
Ceteareth-23 (INCI)
Ceteareth-25
Ceteareth-25 (INCI)
Ceteareth-27
Ceteareth-27 (INCI)
Ceteareth-28
Ceteareth-28 (INCI)
Ceteareth-29
Ceteareth-29 (INCI)
Ceteareth-3
Ceteareth-3 (INCI)
Ceteareth-30
Ceteareth-30 (INCI)
Ceteareth-33
Ceteareth-33 (INCI)
Ceteareth-34
Ceteareth-34 (INCI)
Ceteareth-4
Ceteareth-4 (INCI)
Ceteareth-40
Ceteareth-40 (INCI)
Ceteareth-5
Ceteareth-5 (INCI)
Ceteareth-50
Ceteareth-50 (INCI)
Ceteareth-55
Ceteareth-55 (INCI)
Ceteareth-6
Ceteareth-6 (INCI)
Ceteareth-60
Ceteareth-60 (INCI)
Ceteareth-7
Ceteareth-7 (INCI)
Ceteareth-8
Ceteareth-8 (INCI)
CETETH-20 (INCI)
CETETH-20 (INCI) (INCI)
Cetomacrogol
Cetomacrogol 1000
Cetomacrogol 1000 (INN)
Setostearil alkol etoksillenmiş
Cetyl Stearylalkohol 30 EO; 30-EO
Setil-Stearilalkohol 12 EO; 12-EO
Setil-Stearilalkohol 14 EO; 14-EO
Setil-Stearilalkohol 20 EO; 20-EO
Setil-Stearilalkohol 25 EO; 25-EO
Setilstearilalkohol + EO
Setilstearilalkohol, etoksiliert
Dehydol PCS 14; 14-EO
Dehidol PCS 6; 6-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde
Dehidol PTA 23 / E; 25-EO
Dehidol PTA 23; 25-EO
DEHYDOL PTA 40; 40-EO
Dehidol PTA 80 / E; 25-EO
Dispercoll U VP KA 8758; 2-EO
DISPONIL 21 GESCH; 20-EO
Disponil 21 Geschuppt; 20-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde
Disponil 21; 20-EO
Disponil B 1; 12-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde
Disponil B 2; 20-EO
DISPONIL B 3 GESCH; 30-EO
Disponil B 3 geschuppt; 30-EO
Disponil B 3; 30-EO
EMPILAN K M 20; 20-EO
Empilan KM 11
Empilan KM 15
Empilan KM 20
Empilan KM 25; 25-EO
Emülgatör E 2209; 30-EO
Emulgin B 1
Emulgin B2
Ethal CSA 10
Ethal CSA 17
Etoksile alkoller, C16-18
Etoksillenmiş C16-18 alcs.
Etoksillenmiş setostearil alkol
Eumulgin
EUMULGIN 535; 6-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde
Eumulgin B 1
EUMULGIN B 1 FESTİ; 12-EO
EUMULGIN B 1 FL .; 12-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde
EUMULGIN B 1 U; 12-EO
Eumulgin B 1 Vorprodukt; 12-EO
Eumulgin B 1; 12-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde
Eumulgin B 2
EUMULGIN B 2 GESCHUPPT; 20-EO; % 98 Aktif Madde; aktif madde
EUMULGIN B 2 U GESCHUPPT; 20-EO
EUMULGIN B 2 U W; 20-EO
EUMULGIN B 2 U; 20-EO
Eumulgin B 2 Vorprodukt; 20-EO
Eumulgin B 2; 20-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde
Eumulgin B 3
Eumulgin B 3 pul pul döküldü; 30-EO
EUMULGIN B 3 FLS; 30-EO
Eumulgin B 3 gesch .; 30-EO
Eumulgin B 3 geschuppt; 30-EO
EUMULGIN B 3 U; 30-EO
Eumulgin B 3 Vorprodukt; 30-EO
EUMULGIN B 3; 30-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde
EUMULGIN B-2 FLAKES; 20-EO
EUMULGIN B2 FLAKED; 20-EO
Eumulgin C 1000
Eumulgin C 700
Eumulgin CS 3
Eumulgin CS 6; 6-EO
Eumulgin D 2; 2-EO
Eumulgin KJ-10
F 568; 20-EO
FA + 12 EO, C16-18; 12-EO
FA + 14 EO, Talg C16-18; 14-EO
FA + 20 EO, C16-18; 20-EO
FA + 25 EO, C16-18; 25-EO
FA + 30 EO, C16-18; 30-EO
FA + 5 EO, Talg C16-18; 5-EO
FA + 50 EO, C16-18 (gemahlen); 50-EO
FA + 6 EO, C16-18; 6-EO
FA + 80 EO, Talg; 80-EO
FA, C16-18, + 8 EO; 8-EO
FA-C16-18 + EO
FA-C16-18, etoksile
FA-C16-18, etoksiliert
FAEO C16-18 + 10EO (NRE); 10-EO (NRE)
FAEO C16-18 + 10EO; 10-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 11EO; 11-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 12EO; 12-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 13EO; 13-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 14EO; 14-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 15EO; 15-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 16EO; 16-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 20EO; 20-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 25EO; 25-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 26EO; 26-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 2EO; 2-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 30EO; 30-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 33EO; 33-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 3EO; 3-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 40EO; 40-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 4EO; 4-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 50EO; 50-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 5EO; 5-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 6EO; 6-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 80EO; 80-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 8EO; 8-EO
FAEO C16-18 + 9EO; 9-EO
FAEO C16-18 + nEO; neo
Yağlı alcs., C16-18, etoksile
Fettalkohol + 3-EO; 3-EO
Fettalkohol-C16 / 18-30 EO
Fettalkohole, C16-18 + EO
Fettalkohole, C16-18, etoksiliert
Findet 1618 A 72 P; 60-EO
G 3816

Genapol T 080; 8-EO

GENAPOL T 110 FLS; 11-EO

Genapol T 110; 11-EO

Genapol T 250 P; 25-EO

Genapol T 250; 25-EO

Genapol T 500 gemahlen; 50-EO

Genapol T 500 P; 50-EO

Genapol T 500; 50-EO

Genapol T-250 Pulver; 25-EO

Genapol T-500 Pulver; 50-EO

Genapol T-800; 80-EO

GENAPOL TP 1653 M-2

Hostacerin T 3

Hidrenol D + 10 EO (NRE); 10-EO (NRE); % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

Hidrenol D + 10 EO; 10-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

Imbentin AG 168/060

Imbentin AG 168/090

Imbentin AG 168/200

Imbentin AG 168S030

Imbentin AG 168S110

Imbentin AG 168S300

INTERMEDIO KJ-73; 20-EO

INTERMEDIO KJ-74; 30-EO

11 KM

KM 20

Lipal 15CSA

Lipocol SC 10

Lipocol SC 4

Lutensol AT

Lutensol AT 11

11 AT LUTENSOL; 11-EO

Lutensol AT 13; 13-EO

Lutensol AT 25

25 FEINPULVER'DA LUTENSOL; 25-EO

25 PULVER'DA LUTENSOL; 25-EO

Lutensol AT 25 Schuppen; 25-EO

Lutensol AT 25; 25-EO

Lutensol AT 50

50 FEINPULVER'DA LUTENSOL; 50-EO

50 PLV'DE LUTENSOL; 50-EO

Lutensol AT 50 Öğütücü; 50-EO

50 Schuppen'de LUTENSOL; 50-EO

Lutensol AT 50; 50-EO

Lutensol AT 80 E; 80-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

80 FEINPULVER AT LUTENSOL; 80-EO

80 PULVER'DA LUTENSOL; 80-EO

80 SCHUPPEN'DE LUTENSOL; 80-EO

Lutensol AT 80; 80-EO

Macol CSA 10

Macol CSA 20

Macol CSA 20; 20-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

Macol CSA 40

Makrogol-260-setilstearileter

Marlipal 1618/10

Marlipal 1618/11

Marlipal 1618/11; 11-EO

Marlipal 1618/18

Marlipal 1618/25

Marlipal 1618/25; 25-EO

Marlipal 1618/40

Marlowet TA 6

Mergatil CS 33A

Mergital C 23; 23-EO

Birleşme CS 15

Mergital CS 15; 15-EO

MERGITAL CS 25 A; 25-EO

Mergital CS 33; 33-EO

Mergital CS 4; 4-EO

Mergital CS 50 A; 50-EO

Birleşme E 1471

Neonol P 1618-10

Neonol P 1618-11

Neonol P 1618-12

Oksanol TsS-21

OMC 933; 20-EO

Oxanol TsS 21

Peratom B 1; 12-EO

Plurafac A 38

Plurafac A 38; 26-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

Plurafac A 39

POE Setil / stearil eter

Procol CS 20

Ürün KB-12

Ürün KB-14

Ürün KB-17

Präparat 066; 12-EO

Präparat 484; 20-EO

Präparat 845; 30-EO

Präparat 917; 20-EO

Präparat P04; 20-EO

Remcopal CS 25-40

RN 8018; 50-EO

Silipon RN 8018; 50-EO

Stenol C16 / 18 + 15 EO; 15-EO

Talgfettalkohol + EO

Talgfettalkohol-20 EO

TEGINACID C; 25-EO

TEGO Alkanol CS 20; 20-EO

TERIC 16A16; 16-EO

TERIC 17 A 3; 3-EO

VOLPO CS 20; 20-EO


Ceteareth-20
ceteareth-25

Diğer tanımlayıcılar
68439-49-6
CAS numarası


Alkoller, C16-18, etoksillenmiş
EC Envanteri
Alkoller, C16-18, etoksillenmiş
Ön Kayıt süreci
IUPAC isimleri
Alkoller, C16-18 (çift sayılı), etoksile (1 - 2,5 mol EO)

Alkoller, C16-18 etoksillenmiş

Alkoller, C16-18, 2EO

ALKOLLER, C16-18, ETOKSİLENMİŞ

Alkoller, C16-18, etoksillenmiş

Alkoller, C16-18, etoksile (CTS) (MAN)

Alkoller, C16-18, etoksile, 5-20 EO

Alkil alkol etoksilat

alfa- (C16-C18 Alkil) omega-Hidroksi Poli (EO)

C16-18 alkoller, etoksillenmiş

C16-18 alkoller, etoksillenmiş (?)

C16 ~ 18 yağ alkolü polioksietilen eter

Ethoxtlated yağlı alkol

Yağ alkolü etoksilat

Polietilen setostearil eter

Ticari isimler
Alkoller, C16-18, etoksillenmiş

Alkoller en C16-18 éthoxylés

Alfol 1618 + 14 EO; 14-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

Alfonic 1618-46

Alfonic 1618-62

Alfonic 1618-80

Alkohole, C16-18, etoksiliert

EO ile alkil poliglikol eter C16-18

Alkil Poliglikoleter C16-18 mit EO

Atlas G-4822; 12-EO

Berol 07

Berol TVM 065; 10-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

BF 4324; 20-EO

C16-18 alkoller, etoksillenmiş

C16-18 alcs., Etoksile

C16-18 yağlı alcs., Etoksillenmiş

C16-18 Fettalkohol + 50 EO; 50-EO

C16-18, etoksillenmiş alcs.

C16 / 18-Fettalkohol + 14 EO; 14-EO

C16 / 18-Fettalkohol + 6 EO; 6-EO

Cemulsol DB

Ceteareth

Ceteareth 20

Ceteareth 20 (INCI)

Ceteareth Serisi

Ceteareth-10

Ceteareth-10 (INCI)

Ceteareth-100

Ceteareth-100 (INCI)

Ceteareth-11

Ceteareth-11 (INCI)

Ceteareth-12

Ceteareth-12 (INCI)

Ceteareth-13

Ceteareth-13 (INCI)

Ceteareth-15

Ceteareth-15 (INCI)

Ceteareth-16

Ceteareth-16 (INCI)

Ceteareth-17

Ceteareth-17 (INCI)

Ceteareth-18

Ceteareth-18 (INCI)

Ceteareth-2

Ceteareth-2 (INCI)

Ceteareth-20 (INCI)

Ceteareth-23

Ceteareth-23 (INCI)

Ceteareth-25

Ceteareth-25 (INCI)

Ceteareth-27

Ceteareth-27 (INCI)

Ceteareth-28

Ceteareth-28 (INCI)

Ceteareth-29

Ceteareth-29 (INCI)

Ceteareth-3

Ceteareth-3 (INCI)

Ceteareth-30

Ceteareth-30 (INCI)

Ceteareth-33

Ceteareth-33 (INCI)

Ceteareth-34

Ceteareth-34 (INCI)

Ceteareth-4

Ceteareth-4 (INCI)

Ceteareth-40

Ceteareth-40 (INCI)

Ceteareth-5

Ceteareth-5 (INCI)

Ceteareth-50

Ceteareth-50 (INCI)

Ceteareth-55

Ceteareth-55 (INCI)

Ceteareth-6

Ceteareth-6 (INCI)

Ceteareth-60

Ceteareth-60 (INCI)

Ceteareth-7

Ceteareth-7 (INCI)

Ceteareth-8

Ceteareth-8 (INCI)

CETETH-20 (INCI)

CETETH-20 (INCI) (INCI)

Cetomacrogol

Cetomacrogol 1000

Cetomacrogol 1000 (INN)

Setostearil alkol etoksillenmiş

Cetyl Stearylalkohol 30 EO; 30-EO

Setil-Stearilalkohol 12 EO; 12-EO

Setil-Stearilalkohol 14 EO; 14-EO

Setil-Stearilalkohol 20 EO; 20-EO

Setil-Stearilalkohol 25 EO; 25-EO

Setilstearilalkohol + EO

Setilstearilalkohol, etoksiliert

Dehydol PCS 14; 14-EO

Dehidol PCS 6; 6-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

Dehidol PTA 23 / E; 25-EO

Dehidol PTA 23; 25-EO

DEHYDOL PTA 40; 40-EO

Dehidol PTA 80 / E; 25-EO

Dispercoll U VP KA 8758; 2-EO

DISPONIL 21 GESCH; 20-EO

Disponil 21 Geschuppt; 20-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

Disponil 21; 20-EO

Disponil B 1; 12-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

Disponil B 2; 20-EO

DISPONIL B 3 GESCH; 30-EO

Disponil B 3 geschuppt; 30-EO

Disponil B 3; 30-EO

EMPILAN K M 20; 20-EO

Empilan KM 11

Empilan KM 15

Empilan KM 20

Empilan KM 25; 25-EO

Emülgatör E 2209; 30-EO

Emulgin B 1

Emulgin B2

Ethal CSA 10

Ethal CSA 17

Etoksile alkoller, C16-18

Etoksillenmiş C16-18 alcs.

Etoksillenmiş setostearil alkol

Eumulgin

EUMULGIN 535; 6-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

Eumulgin B 1

EUMULGIN B 1 FESTİ; 12-EO

EUMULGIN B 1 FL .; 12-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

EUMULGIN B 1 U; 12-EO

Eumulgin B 1 Vorprodukt; 12-EO

Eumulgin B 1; 12-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

Eumulgin B 2

EUMULGIN B 2 GESCHUPPT; 20-EO; % 98 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

EUMULGIN B 2 U GESCHUPPT; 20-EO

EUMULGIN B 2 U W; 20-EO

EUMULGIN B 2 U; 20-EO

Eumulgin B 2 Vorprodukt; 20-EO

Eumulgin B 2; 20-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

Eumulgin B 3

Eumulgin B 3 pul pul döküldü; 30-EO

EUMULGIN B 3 FLS; 30-EO

Eumulgin B 3 gesch .; 30-EO

Eumulgin B 3 geschuppt; 30-EO

EUMULGIN B 3 U; 30-EO

Eumulgin B 3 Vorprodukt; 30-EO

EUMULGIN B 3; 30-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

EUMULGIN B-2 FLAKES; 20-EO

EUMULGIN B2 FLAKED; 20-EO

Eumulgin C 1000

Eumulgin C 700

Eumulgin CS 3

Eumulgin CS 6; 6-EO

Eumulgin D 2; 2-EO

Eumulgin KJ-10

F 568; 20-EO

FA + 12 EO, C16-18; 12-EO

FA + 14 EO, Talg C16-18; 14-EO

FA + 20 EO, C16-18; 20-EO

FA + 25 EO, C16-18; 25-EO

FA + 30 EO, C16-18; 30-EO

FA + 5 EO, Talg C16-18; 5-EO

FA + 50 EO, C16-18 (gemahlen); 50-EO

FA + 6 EO, C16-18; 6-EO

FA + 80 EO, Talg; 80-EO

FA, C16-18, + 8 EO; 8-EO

FA-C16-18 + EO

FA-C16-18, etoksile

FA-C16-18, etoksiliert

FAEO C16-18 + 10EO (NRE); 10-EO (NRE)

FAEO C16-18 + 10EO; 10-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 11EO; 11-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 12EO; 12-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 13EO; 13-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 14EO; 14-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 15EO; 15-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 16EO; 16-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 20EO; 20-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 25EO; 25-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 26EO; 26-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 2EO; 2-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 30EO; 30-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 33EO; 33-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 3EO; 3-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 40EO; 40-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 4EO; 4-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 50EO; 50-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 5EO; 5-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 6EO; 6-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 80EO; 80-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 8EO; 8-EO

FAEO C16-18 + 9EO; 9-EO

FAEO C16-18 + nEO; neo

Yağlı alcs., C16-18, etoksillenmiş

Fettalkohol + 3-EO; 3-EO

Fettalkohol-C16 / 18-30 EO

Fettalkohole, C16-18 + EO

Fettalkohole, C16-18, etoksiliert

Findet 1618 A 72 P; 60-EO

G 3816

Genapol T 080; 8-EO

GENAPOL T 110 FLS; 11-EO

Genapol T 110; 11-EO

Genapol T 250 P; 25-EO

Genapol T 250; 25-EO

Genapol T 500 gemahlen; 50-EO

Genapol T 500 P; 50-EO

Genapol T 500; 50-EO

Genapol T-250 Pulver; 25-EO

Genapol T-500 Pulver; 50-EO

Genapol T-800; 80-EO

GENAPOL TP 1653 M-2

Hostacerin T 3

Hidrenol D + 10 EO (NRE); 10-EO (NRE); % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

Hidrenol D + 10 EO; 10-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

Imbentin AG 168/060

Imbentin AG 168/090

Imbentin AG 168/200

Imbentin AG 168S030

Imbentin AG 168S110

Imbentin AG 168S300

INTERMEDIO KJ-73; 20-EO

INTERMEDIO KJ-74; 30-EO

11 KM

KM 20

Lipal 15CSA

Lipocol SC 10

Lipocol SC 4

Lutensol AT

Lutensol AT 11

11 AT LUTENSOL; 11-EO

Lutensol AT 13; 13-EO

Lutensol AT 25

25 FEINPULVER'DA LUTENSOL; 25-EO

25 PULVER'DA LUTENSOL; 25-EO

Lutensol AT 25 Schuppen; 25-EO

Lutensol AT 25; 25-EO

Lutensol AT 50

50 FEINPULVER'DA LUTENSOL; 50-EO

50 PLV'DE LUTENSOL; 50-EO

Lutensol AT 50 Öğütücü; 50-EO

50 Schuppen'de LUTENSOL; 50-EO

Lutensol AT 50; 50-EO

Lutensol AT 80 E; 80-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

80 FEINPULVER AT LUTENSOL; 80-EO

80 PULVER'DA LUTENSOL; 80-EO

80 SCHUPPEN'DE LUTENSOL; 80-EO

Lutensol AT 80; 80-EO

Macol CSA 10

Macol CSA 20

Macol CSA 20; 20-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

Macol CSA 40

Makrogol-260-setilstearileter

Marlipal 1618/10

Marlipal 1618/11

Marlipal 1618/11; 11-EO

Marlipal 1618/18

Marlipal 1618/25

Marlipal 1618/25; 25-EO

Marlipal 1618/40

Marlowet TA 6

Mergatil CS 33A

Mergital C 23; 23-EO

Birleşme CS 15

Mergital CS 15; 15-EO

MERGITAL CS 25 A; 25-EO

Mergital CS 33; 33-EO

Mergital CS 4; 4-EO

Mergital CS 50 A; 50-EO

Birleşme E 1471

Neonol P 1618-10

Neonol P 1618-11

Neonol P 1618-12

Oksanol TsS-21

OMC 933; 20-EO

Oxanol TsS 21

Peratom B 1; 12-EO

Plurafac A 38

Plurafac A 38; 26-EO; % 100 Aktif Madde; aktif madde

Plurafac A 39

POE Setil / stearil eter

Procol CS 20

Ürün KB-12

Ürün KB-14

Ürün KB-17

Präparat 066; 12-EO

Präparat 484; 20-EO

Präparat 845; 30-EO

Präparat 917; 20-EO

Präparat P04; 20-EO

Remcopal CS 25-40

RN 8018; 50-EO

Silipon RN 8018; 50-EO

Stenol C16 / 18 + 15 EO; 15-EO

Talgfettalkohol + EO

Talgfettalkohol-20 EO

TEGINACID C; 25-EO

TEGO Alkanol CS 20; 20-EO

TERIC 16A16; 16-EO

TERIC 17 A 3; 3-EO

VOLPO CS 20; 20-EO

What Is It?
Ceteareths (Ceteareth-2, Ceteareth-3, Ceteareth-4, Ceteareth-5, Ceteareth-6, Ceteareth-7, Ceteareth-8, Ceteareth-9, Ceteareth-10, Ceteareth-11, Ceteareth-12, Ceteareth-13, Ceteareth-14, Ceteareth-15, Ceteareth-16, Ceteareth-17, Ceteareth-18, Ceteareth-20, Ceteareth-22, Ceteareth-23, Ceteareth-24, Ceteareth-25, Ceteareth-27, Ceteareth-28, Ceteareth-29, Ceteareth-30, Ceteareth-33, Ceteareth-34, Ceteareth-40, Ceteareth-50, Ceteareth-55, Ceteareth-60, Ceteareth-80, Ceteareth-100) are liquids to waxy solids. In cosmetics and personal care products, Ceteareth ingredients are used in skin care products, moisturizers, hair conditioners, suntan and indoor tanning products and hair dyes, colors, and tints.

Why is it used in cosmetics and personal care products?
Ceteareth-2 to -18, and Ceteareth-22, help to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified. Ceteareth-22 is also used to decrease the thickness of liquid cosmetics and personal care products. Ceteareth-20 to -40 help other ingredients to dissolve in a solvent in which they would not normally dissolve, and along with Ceteareths-50 to -100, clean the skin and hair by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so that these substances can be rinsed away.


Ceteareths are made from cetearyl alcohol, which is a mixture of cetyl and stearyl alcohol, and ethylene oxide. The numerical value represents the average number of molecules of ethylene oxide added to generate the specific Ceteareth ingredient. For example, Ceteareth-2 is made by reacting Cetearyl Alcohol with an average of 2 molecules of ethylene oxide.

INCI name
CETEARETH-20
Alternative names
Eumulgin B2,Poe(20) Cetyl/stearyl Ether,Poe(20) Hexadecyl/stearyl Ether,Polyoxyethylen(20) Hexadecyl/stearylether,Polyoxyethylene(20) Cetylstearylether
Origin
vary
Definition
C16-18 alcohols, ethoxylated (20 mol EO average molar ratio)
INCI function
emulsifying,Surfactant


Ceteareth 20 is a high HLB emulsifier that increases the stability in oil-in-water emulsions when combined with other emulsifiers.

Ceteareth 20 provides exceptional stable emulsions when used in combination with another emulsifier such as Glyceryl Stearate which has a HLB 3.6.

Soluble in water and Isopropyl Alcohol.

Ceteareth 20 comes in an odorless, white pellet/pastille form.

Recommended Use : 1.0 - 20.0 % 

HLB: 15.5

INCI : Ceteareth-20   

CAS#: 68439-49-6


Ceteareth 20 is a high HLB emulsifier that increases the stability in oil-in-water emulsions when combined with other emulsifiers.

Ceteareth 20 provides exceptional stable emulsions when used in combination with another emulsifier such as Glyceryl Stearate which has a HLB 3.6.

Soluble in water and Isopropyl Alcohol.

Ceteareth 20 comes in an odorless, white pellet/pastille form.

Recommended Use : 1.0 - 20.0 % 

HLB: 15.5

INCI : Ceteareth-20   

CAS#: 68439-49-6

Ceteareth 20 is a high HLB emulsifier that increases the stability in oil-in-water emulsions when combined with other emulsifiers.

Ceteareth 20 provides exceptional stable emulsions when used in combination with another emulsifier such as Glyceryl Stearate which has a HLB 3.6.

Soluble in water and Isopropyl Alcohol.

Ceteareth 20 comes in an odorless, white pellet/pastille form.

Recommended Use : 1.0 - 20.0 % 

HLB: 15.5

INCI : Ceteareth-20   

CAS#: 68439-49-6

Ceteareth 20 is a high HLB emulsifier that increases the stability in oil-in-water emulsions when combined with other emulsifiers.

Ceteareth 20 provides exceptional stable emulsions when used in combination with another emulsifier such as Glyceryl Stearate which has a HLB 3.6.

Soluble in water and Isopropyl Alcohol.

Ceteareth 20 comes in an odorless, white pellet/pastille form.

Recommended Use : 1.0 - 20.0 % 

HLB: 15.5

INCI : Ceteareth-20   

CAS#: 68439-49-6


Used in cosmetic O/W emulsions. Acts as a non-ionic emulsifier. 

INCI:
Ceteareth-20 

Claims:
Emulsifiers > Emulsifiers O/W (Oil in Water)
protections
Applications/Recommended for:
Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)
Toiletries (Shower & Bath, Oral care...) > Antiperspirants & deodorants
Recommended use level:
Coming soon

Similar or Equivalent to:
Eumulgin B2 (Basf) 
AEC Ceteareth-20 (A & E Connock (Perfumery & Cosmetics) Ltd.)
Brij CS20 (Croda Europe, Ltd.)
Brij CS20-SO (Croda, Inc.)
Cetomacrogol 1000 BP (Croda, Inc.)
Cremophor A 20 (BASF Corporation)
Empilan 2920 (Albright & Wilson Asia Pacific Pte Ltd)
Ethal CSA-20 (Ethox Chemicals, Inc.)
Eumulgin B 2 (BASF Corporation)
Galenol 2100 Emulsifier (Sasol North America, Inc.)
Genapol T 200 (Clariant International Ltd,)
Hetoxol CS-20 (Global Seven Inc.)
Jeecol CS-20 (Jeen International Corporation)
Lipocol SC-20 (Lipo Chemicals, Inc.)
Lumulse CS-20 (Lambent Technologies)
Procol CS-20 (Protameen Chemicals)
Ritacet 20 (Rita Corporation)
Sabowax CS 20 (Sabo s.p.a.)
Sympatens-ACS/200 (Kolb Distribution Ltd.)
Unicol CSA-20 (Universal Preserv-A-Chem, Inc.)
Unimul-B-2 (Universal Preserv-A-Chem, Inc.)
 

What is Ceteareth-20?
Fatty alcohol that is used to thicken cosmetics and keep ingredients mixed together and stable.

What are other names for Ceteareth-20?
CETEARETH-20, PEG-20 CETOSTEARYL ALCOHOL, PEG-20 CETYL/STEARYL ETHER, POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 1000 CETYL/STEARYL ETHER, and POLYOXYETHYLENE (20) CETYL/STEARYL ETHER

What is Ceteareth-20 used for?
Ceteareth-20 is the polyethylene glycol ether of Cetearyl alcohol. It acts as an emollient and emulsifier found in many skin care formulations. It’s usually formulated in combination with other alcohols and fatty acids to thicken a solution and help other ingredients dissolve in a solvent. Ceteareth-20 is a nonionic stabilizer in oil in water (O/W) emulsions. Ceteareth-20 is one of the most common emollients used in cosmetics, and you can find it in products such as hair dye, facial moisturizer, anti-aging treatment, conditioner, cleanser, sunscreen, exfoliant/scrub, depilatory cream, and acne treatment.Ceteareth-20 has been rated a low hazard ingredient in skincare products and is safe to use on our skin1. Because it is produced from PEG, there are sometimes contamination concerns about its use.

How Ceteareth-20 is classified
Texture Enhancer


This synthetic compound functions as both an emollient and an emulsifier, which essentially means it is able to thicken personal care products and help the different ingredients stay together. Keep reading to discover the benefits and safety concerns associated with ceteareth 20.


Overview

Ceteareth 20 really isn’t that complicated to understand once you know what it’s made up of. 
The fatty alcohol is derived from cetearyl alcohol, which is actually just a blend of cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, and ethylene oxide. 
Cetyl and stearyl alcohol both come from the natural fatty acids found in coconut oil. 
Ceteareth 20 is created synthetically through a process known as ethoxylation, whereby ethylene oxide is added to a substrate. 
Lastly, for those wondering what the ‘20’ in ceteareth 20 stands for, it is a reference to the approximate number of repeating ethylene oxide units in the molecule. 
As the main function of all ceteareths is to thicken and stabilize products, they are most often used in personal care products, including hair dye, facial moisturizer, hair conditioner, sunscreen, acne treatments, exfoliants, cleansers, and anti-aging treatments. 


Benefits

What we love most about ceteareth 20 is its functionality as both a surfactant and an emulsifier. 
The fatty alcohol compound is able to decrease the surface tension between two substances (such as a liquid and a solid). 
It is able to do this because one end of a ceteareth 20 molecule is attracted to water, while the other end is attracted to oil, dirt, or other impurities. 
Thus, the presence of ceteareth 20 in a skincare product such as facial cleanser or body wash makes it so that the product attracts the dirt on your skin and can then easily wash it away. 
Secondly, ceteareth 20 is an extremely powerful emulsifier. 
An ingredient with emulsifying properties, such as ceteareth 20, is a must in any product that contains both oil and water. 
That is because without an emulsifier, the two, even if shaken and mixed together well, would eventually separate. 
Ceteareth 20 helps keep the ingredients mixed together well which improves the feel of the product and increases its shelf life. 

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