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  • SegmentPersonal care
  • INCI nameStearyl Alcohol
  • CAS numbers112-92-5
  • Performance claimsSkin conditioning
  • FunctionEmollients, Emulsifiers, Thickeners
  • ApplicationsDecorative cosmetics, Hair care, Skin care
  • Usage level0.25-3.0%, 0.25-5.0%
  • Chemical groupFatty alcohols
  • Chemical propertiesNonionic
  • Physical propertiesSolid at STP
  • AppearanceFlakes
  • ColorsWhite

Ingredient Description

Fractionated fatty alcohols, acids, and branched saturated alcohols and acids are excellent emollients and viscosity builders for lotions and creams, cream rinses, shampoos and conditioners, and many other basic cosmetic preparations. They are also used as co-emulsifiers in emulsions across many different industries.


  • Company nameJeen
  • Legal nameJEEN® International Corporation
  • HeadquartersFairfield, NJ, USA
  • Number of employees1-100
  • DescriptionJeen® International is a leading supplier and manufacturer of specialty chemicals serving the cosmetic, personal care, fragrance and pharmaceutical industries. Jeen® International supplies innovative, patented, advanced specialty silicone, linear polyethylene and preservative lines with state-of-the-art technology in inventory management, and full product technical support. Most recent developments include a series of Cold Water Dispersible Waxes, the Jeesperse® CPW® line. Since its inception in 1996, Jeen® continues to grow by listening to and partnering with our customers to develop the products and applications to meet the emerging needs of the markets it serves.
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