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INCI Name: Stearyl Alcohol
Product Code: 0351
CAS #: 112-92-5
EINECS: 204-017-6
Brand: HallStar®

FA 18/96-U Stearyl Alcohol Deo Grade is white waxy solid of low to moderate comedogenicity, useful as an emulsion stabilizer, thickener and opacifier at use levels of 0.3 – 4%. It is specially designed, however, for use in antiperspirant-deodorant sticks as a co-structurant at use levels of 15 – 20%. Its controlled composition reduces the likelihood of crystallization of the stick matrix during extended finished product storage, prolonging product shelf life.

Features & Benefits:

  • Structurant
  • Bodying Agent
  • Emulsion Stabilizing Agent
  • Opacifier
  • Emollient
  • Plasticizer
  • Biodegradable
Appearance White waxy solid
Odor Characteristic
Hydroxyl Value (mg KOH/g) 203 - 210
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 0.5 maximum
Iodine Value (gI2/100g) 1.0 maximum
Moisture (%) 1.0 maximum
Melting Point (°C) 55 - 60
Cetyl Alcohol (C16, %) 1.0 minimum
Stearyl Alcohol (C18, %) 95.0 - 97.0
Arachidyl Alcohol (C20, %) 2.0 minimum
Other Alcohols (%) 1.0 maximum
Stearaldehyde (%) 0.4 maximum
Flash Point (°C) 172
Vapor Pressure (hPa, 50°C) 0.1
Density (g/cm³) 0.81
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Cosmetic Esters (hot)
  • Mineral Oil (hot)
  • Vegetable Oil (hot)
  • Alcohol [Ethanol]
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Acetone
Toxicology Profile
  • CIR Expert Panel: Safe at up to 50% in present practices of use.
  • Inhalation: Dusting may result in slight irritation.
  • Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal irritation.
  • JACT/IJT Reference(s): J. Am. Coll. Toxicol. (JACT) 4(5):1-29, 1985.
  • Ocular / Eye Irritation: May produce a mild but transient irritation.
  • Skin Irritation: Prolonged exposures may cause slight transient irritation. Heated product may cause thermal burns if contacted.
  • Paper bag - 50lbs
  • Bulk - varied lbs

Regional Approvals:

  • Global


  • Antiperspirants
  • Deodorants
  • Shaving Products


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Name Regional Acceptance  Formula Number
Ultra Dry Antiperspirant Deodorant StickJZ2-96

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