INCI Name: Ceteth-2
CAS Numbers: 9004-95-9
In cosmetic and personal care products, Ceteth-2 helps other ingredients to dissolve in a solvent in which they would not normally dissolve. Ceteths also help to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified and they clean the skin and hair by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so that they these substances can be rinsed away.
Ceteth-2 is used in the formulation of hair conditioners, permanent waves and other hair care products, as well as makeup foundations, cleansing products and other skin care products.