Cetearyl Alcohol

Basic infomation:

INCI name:  Cetearyl Alcohol

Trade name: Yeser® 1618 Alcohol

CAS No.: 67762-27-0

Molecular formula: RCH2OH

Source: 3rd-party commissioned manufacturing

Standard executed: Q/YS 1618-2012

Packaging: in 25kg kraft paper bags

Cetearyl Alcohol, commonly known as 1618 Alcohol, is a mixture of hexadecanol and octadecanol alcohols, which are both long-chain fatty alcohols. Cetearyl alcohol has been long used as a viscosity builder and stabilizer in hair & skin care formulations. It can help the products to form a homogeneous and stable body with a heavy texture. Due to its long oil-soluble tail, Cetearyl Alcohol does not penetrate and break the skin barrier, thus is non-drying and non-irritating to the skin.

In hair care products, Cetearyl Alcohol works as an excellent lubricating agent to make wet hair easier to comb when washing, and it clings to the hair keratin to make the hair soft and supple after drying. In skin care products, Cetearyl Alcohol works as an emollient, softening, soothing, and moisturizing the skin.

Yeser Chemicals partners with leading a Cetearyl Alcohol producer through a Third-party Toll-manufacturing Agreement. We can supply top-quality Yeser® 1618 Alcohol at a competitive price with fast delivery, accompanied by comprehensive services. 

Features & Benefits: 

  • Outstanding viscosity building and stabilizing ability.
  • Excellent opacifying property.
  • Great softening and lubricating properties, to make the wet hair easy to comb.
  • Excellent moisturizing and soothing abilities on skin & hair.

Stability/Shelf life:

Stable at a wide pH range, except in strong acid and alkali.

Pack in tight-closed containers; Store in a dry, ventilated and cool place; Kept away from direct sun and water.

Under proper storage conditions, the shelf life of Yeser® 1618 Alcohol is 12 months.

Recommended dosage:

The recommended dosage of Yeser® 1618 Alchohol in hair and skin care products is 0.1%-5.0%.

Also known as:

Items Standards
Thickening agent
Appearance (30℃)
White solid granules
Sweet pungent odor
Hydroxyl value, mg KOH/g
210.0 ~ 220.0
Acid value, mg KOH/g
Saponification value, mg KOH/g
Moisture content, %
Melting point, ℃
47 ~ 54
Pearlescent Conditioning Shampoo Formula
Ingredient Wt, % (as is) Function
Primary Surfactant
Primary Surfactant
Secondly Surfactant, Pearlescing agent, Emulsifier
Secondary Surfactant
Secondary Surfactant
Secondary Surfactant
Opaquer, Thickener
Chelating agent
Fragrance, Dye, Preservatives
Deionized water
q.s. to 100%
Solvent, Carrier
q.s. to achieve desired pH(5.0-7.0)
pH Adjuster

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Frequently Asked Questions

We don’t produce 1618 Alcohol by ourselves, yet we are not simply trading it. 

We have signed a Third-party Toll-manufacturing Agreement with a leading Cetearyl Alcohol producer who contract manufactures Yeser® 1618 Alcohol for us, as per our demand and requirements. 

Together with our contract manufacturer, Yeser Chemicals supplies top-quality Yeser® 1618 Alcohol at a competitive price, with a capacity of 500 MT/ Month. 

Yes, Cetearyl Alcohol is safe for skin.

It is approved for use in hair and skin care products by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) under limited concerntration, with none known risks.

Typically, our Minimum Order Quantity(MOQ) for Yeser® 1618 Alcohol is 500Kg.

Moreover, we offer LCL mix loading options with other hair care & skin care ingredients such as CAPB, PQ-7/ PQ-10,CMEA,CAO, SLES, Dimethicone, etc. 

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