Stearyl Alcohol Market - Global Industry Analysis, Forecast, 2014 – 2020

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Stearyl alcohol is an organic compound derived from fatty acids and is used as moisturizer in personal care products and
cosmetic products. It is classified as fatty alcohol and has a melting point of 60 °C and boiling point of 210 °C. Stearyl alcohol
takes the form of white granules or flakes and is insoluble in water. They are found naturally in various mammalian tissues and
are used in the biosynthesis of lipids and enter metabolic pathways for energy production. It is prepared from stearic acid which
is found in coconut oil by the process of catalytic hydrogenation. Stearyl alcohol is also known as Octadecyl alcohol and
Octadecan-1-ol among others.
Stearyl alcohols have applications in cosmetics, foundations, eye makeup, skin cleansers, resins, perfumes and industrial
lubricants among others. It is an emulsifier and is commonly added to different cosmetic products to improve the texture of the
product. Stearyl alcohol is used as thickener in ointments and as hair coating in shampoos and hair conditioners. It is used as
thickener in cosmetics as opposed to other thickeners in the market because of ease of use and its fatty nature. When stearyl
alcohols are used in right proportion, they give creamy textures to different range of products. They are used in skin creams
because they are very moisturizing to skin and impart a smooth and soft feeling to the...