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It is a lipid ingredient composed of cetyl alcohol & palmitic acid. 

What Is It?

It is an emollient with conditioning properties & is commonly used in skin care & hair care products.

What Does Research Say About This Ingredient?

Researchers have found that it can also be used as a surfactant, thickening agent and emulsifier. It works as a lubricant on the skin’s surface. 

Benefits of Cetyl Palmitate on Skin/Hair after Topical Application

It helps smooth & condition dry skin, giving it a soft & smooth appearance. For hair, it helps reduce greasy feels.