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  • SegmentPersonal care
  • INCI nameCetyl Palmitate
  • CAS numbers540-10-3, 95912-87-1
  • Performance claimsSkin conditioning
  • Sustainability claimsPlant-based
  • FunctionEmollients, Rheology modifiers, Thickeners, Waxes
  • ApplicationsAfter Sun, Antiperspirants, Baby care, Colorants, Deodorants, Self-Tanning, Sun Protection
  • Chemical groupEsters, Waxes
  • Physical propertiesSolid at STP
  • AppearancePellets
  • ColorsWhite
  • Certifications
    • COSMOS
    • NATRUE

Ingredient Description

Fatty alcohol / fatty acid ester. Consistency wax for the viscosity adjustment in O/W emulsions. Due to its consistency giving properties gives body to all skin care formulations.


  • Company nameBASF
  • Legal nameBASF SE
  • HeadquartersLudwigshafen, Germany
  • Number of employees117,628 (2019)
  • DescriptionWe combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 117,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €59 billion in 2019.
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