Cetyl Ethylhexanoate

A clear, pale yellow liquid, that functions as an emollient and a solvent, meaning that it is useful for dissolving oil-soluble ingredients.
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Cetyl Ethylhexanoate

Overview

Cetyl ethylhexanoate is an emollient ester. This means it works to make the skin appear softer and smoother by filling in microcracks on the surface of the skin.

Supplied as a clear, pale yellow liquid, cetyl ethylhexanoate also functions as a solvent, which means it is useful for dissolving oil-soluble ingredients. It can also act as a bridge between different oils that normally do not mix well, such as nonpolar squalane and polar avocado oil.

In addition, the solvent behavior of cetyl ethylhexanoate makes it effective for dispersing minerals, like zinc oxide, and other insoluble solid ingredients.