cetearyl olivate

An oily, somewhat waxy ester of cetearyl alcohol and the fatty acids from olive oil. Cetearyl olivate may be animal-derived, synthetic or derived from plants (Paula’s Choice uses the latter). It functions as an emulsifier and slip agent or texture enhancer.

Cetearyl alcohol-based ingredients are considered safe for use on skin.

Reference for this information:
Journal of the American College of Toxicology, Volume 7, 1988, pages 403-407

See hydrogenated olive oil ester cetearyl alcohol

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