Know Your Ingredients: Dicetyl Phosphate

by Gio

dicetyl phosphate

What it is
Dicetyl Phosphate is made with cetyl alcohol and phosphoric acid.

What it does
Dicetyl Phosphate is used as a surfactant: it helps water mix with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away easily.
In addition, it is also used as an emulsifier: it keeps water and oils together in creams and lotions.

Side effects
Dicetyl Phosphate is generally considered to be safe.


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Kiss & Make-up August 3, 2013 - 9:23 am

Interesting, thanks for informing us! 🙂 I never used to pay much attention to the ingredients of my beauty products, but lately that has changed.

beautifulwithbrains August 3, 2013 - 7:10 pm

Kiss & Make-up, you’re welcome. I’m glad to hear that. It’s so important to know what we put on our skin.


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