A 100% vegetable origin emulsifier that usually comes to the formula with its buddy called C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside. The duo is trade-named Montanov L and works as an effective oil in water emulsifier. It creates ultra-soft, light texture, has excellent dermo-compatibility and is readily biodegradable.
Chemically speaking, it is a mixture of fatty alcohols with 14 to 22 carbon atoms in their fatty chains.
C14-22 alcohols is a synthetic emulsifying skin care ingredient used to help mix oil and water-based ingredients within a formula to increase texture, feel and stability. Without emulsifiers, formulas wouldn’t appear homogenous and would separate over time.
C14-22 alcohols consists of fatty alcohols that feature 14-22 carbon atoms in their alkyl chain. It’s most often used in a blend featuring other emulsifiers or surfactants. Its most common blend partner is C12-20 alkyl glucoside. Typical usage levels of this blend are 2% in leave-on products and 3–4% in rinse-off products.