cetearyl ethylhexanoate

Oil-like liquid that functions as an emollient to defend skin against moisture loss. Also adds an elegant slip to creams and lotions.

References for this information:

Cosmetics, February 2016, ePublication
International Journal of Toxicology, Supplement 3, November-December 2015, pages 61S–73S

See Cetearyl Alcohol

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