INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - DICETYL PHOSPHATE

SUMMARY: GOOD | SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A known emulsifier and surfactant used in personal care products.

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WHAT IS DICETYL PHOSPHATE: Dicetyl Phosphate is a mix of cetyl alcohol and phosphoric acid. In the beauty and cosmetics industry, it acts as an emulsifier and surfactant.  It is used in the formulations of sun protection products, hair conditioners and hair colouring creams.

REVIEW OF DICETYL PHOSPHATE

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

GOOD

1

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Dicetyl Phosphate is one of the most researched and reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skincare brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF DICETYL PHOSPHATE: The well-known Dicetyl Phosphate has the following benefits: 

  • Acts as a surfactant: It is an effective surfactant as it reduces the surface tension of the skin which helps in even distribution of the product when it is applied.
  • Acts as an emulsifier: It is able to keep oil and water mixed and prevents them from dispersing into their separate constituents. This keeps the skin and hair clean gets rid of excess oil.

 CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY 

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