Ceteareth 20


Ceteareth 20

  • Minimizing “fly away” hair in dry weather
  • Physical Form White Pastilles
  • Great Addition to any Skincare Products
  • Great for Hair Care Products

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A 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. Provides exceptionally stable emulsions when used in combination with another emulsifier such as glyceryl stearate. Furthermore, it is important to be safe when handling these raw materials. Universal emulsifier to make o/w emulsions, compatible with all kinds of oils. Active ingredients, very effective protective colloid that stabilizes all kinds of dispersed systems, can be combined with other emulsifiers, optimal use with gel-forming thickeners. Therefore to maintain safety we always recommend keeping a first aid kit nearby. You are working with hot water and oils, accidents can happen, so always be prepared! 

Therefore be sure to check out our other raw materials, which we use to create our other products ranging from our USDA Certified Organic Products, as well as our massage oils, sugaring wax, essentials, oils, and all our other products. Our Ceteareth-20 is used in our massage oils to ensure consistency and for lasting effects.

Lastly, this information on regulatory clearances is believed to be accurate and is given in good faith as a guide to the global use of our products. No representation or warranty as to its completeness or accuracy is made. Users are responsible for determining the suitability of these products for their own particular purpose.


  • At pure usage levels it can cause irritation to the skin.
  • When blending always take the following precautions:
  • Use gloves (disposable is ideal)
  • Take care when handling hot oils
  • Wear eye protection
  • Work in a well-ventilated room
  • Keep ingredients and hot oils away from children
  • If ingested, seek immediate medical advice
  • If contact made with eyes, rinse immediately with clean warm water and seek medical advice if in any doubt.

Chemical Info:

CAS: 68439-49-6 

INCI Name: Ceteareth-20

Properties: One of the most used ingredients in Cosmetics. Ceteareth -20 is a nonionic surfactant prepared from cetyl-stearyl alcohol and 20 moles of ethylene oxide. It is a high HLB emulsifier used in oil in water emulsions. Found in many beauty products such as hair shampoo and conditioner, facial products, and skin products. Ceteareth-20 is a great emulsifier which promotes the production of o/w emulsions which is in most oils. Can be used with other emulsifiers to help in the stabilization of the emulsion. 

Recommended Usage Level: 1-5% 

Physical Form: White to slightly yellowish pellets

Solubility: Soluble in Water


All kinds of emulsion-based cosmetic products like creams, lotions (especially sprayable lotions), foundations, hair conditioners, sunscreen products. Acne Care, After Sun Care, Antiperspirent, Baby Care, Beauty Care, Body Care, Deodorants, Face Care, Fragrances, Hair Cleansing, Hair Colorants, Hair Styling, Hand & Nail Care, Hard Surface Cleaner, I&I Surface Cleaning, Industrial, Pet Care, Sun Care

Chemical Info:

  • Solubility: Water and isopropyl alcohol soluble .
  • Typical Usage Rate: 1-3%
  • Appearance:  White Pastilles
  • HLB: 15.5
  • CAS: 68439-49-6
  • INCI Name: Ceteareth-20
  • Chemical Function: Emulsifier

Our Goal and Mission:

Our first goal is to create the best personal (certified organic) skin care in the world and to create products that we are proud to sell and recommend to our friends and family.

Secondly, we aim to sell these worthy products at the lowest price that we can. Even if it will cease to be profitable.

Because our mission is to foster our clients’ positive self-esteem, help them develop a healthy perception and to improve their quality of life while reflecting the uniqueness of our organization. As a result, one outcome of these consideration is to ensure that our clients are completely satisfied with our products.

Hence, to accomplish these missions, there are going to be some products in the cosmetic industry that we would not be able to sell or recommend to our friends and family. Even though, some of these products are very profitable but they confront the purpose and ethos of our corporation.

Disclaimer: Our products are not evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition. All our products are for external use only. Secondly, unless your Medical Doctor allows you to use this product it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical professional. The information on this page comes from published sources and is only as a guide. In addition, every effort has been taken to ensure that information published on this page is correct and up to date. Cocojojo LLC cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information presented and accepts no liability in respect of any omission or error. The customer should always satisfy themselves as to the ultimate suitability of a product for an intended application. Moreover, Cocojojo LLC accepts no liability in the unlikely event of an adverse reaction occurring when using one of its products. All facts, details & recommendations on our page are provided for information purposes only and are not intended to diagnose, prescribe or replace the advice of professionals. Our products are not medication, and we can only make a recommendation for the suitability of our products in certain conditions. The purchaser accepts any recommendations at their own risk. In addition, by purchasing our products you accept responsibility to check with a professional before using any products that may interfere with drugs or medical conditions. Moreover, by purchasing our products you recognize and accept the fact that that some natural ingredients, essential oils, in particular, may still cause sensitivity in susceptible individuals. And that Cocojojo LLC will not be held responsible for such occurrences. Finally, we encourage those with sensitive skin to make a patch test on the skin for possible reactions. In addition, Cocojojo LLC accepts no responsibility for incorrect use of information or product.

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