|Typical use level|
IID level for topical route is 12% w/w. As a co-emulsifier for creams, it can be evaluated up to 7 - 8% w/w, but for lotions, the usage level can be as low as 5% w/w.
|Benefits / Claims|
In combination with surfactants, Cetostearyl alcohol forms emulsions with very complex microstructures, which can include liquid crystals, lamellar structures, and gel phases. Also functions as a viscosifier