ceteareth-6 olivate

The ester of a fatty alcohol and fatty acids from olive oil. Its light, silky texture is used to create moisturisers and similar hydrating products, where it also works as an emollient while its emulsifier properties help it to stabilize products.

A nice aesthetic trait of this ingredient is that it absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy feel behind.

Ceteareth-6 olivate is typically plant-derived, but can also be synthetic or animal-derived. Paula’s Choice uses the plant-derived type.

See hydrogenated olive oil cetyl alcohol ester

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