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HallStar® 653

INCI Name: Cetyl Palmitate
Product Code: H031
CAS #: 540-10-3
EINECS: 208-736-6
Brand: HallStar®

HallStar® 653 is a solid waxy ester made from the reaction of cetyl alcohol with palmitic acid. It is an emollient and emollient thickener in emulsions, a base or stiffener for stick products, and a substitute for spermaceti wax.

All components of HallStar® 653 are listed in the following countries; the registration numbers for the active ingredients are included in parentheses: United States (TSCA 540-10-3), Europe (EINECS 208-736-6), Canada (DSL 540-10-3), Australia (AICS 540-10-3), Korea (ECL KE-18446), Philippines (PICCS 540-10-3), Japan (ENCS 2-2489) and China (EICS Part 3).

Features & Benefits:

  • Biodegradable
  • Bodying Agent
  • Emollient
  • Feel Modification/Enhancement
  • Nonoily
  • Opacifier
  • Plant Derived / Vegetal Based
Appearance (25°C) White to off-white waxy flake
Color (LOVIBOND) 35
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) 0.7
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 115
Flash Point (°C) >238 (COC)
Melting Point (°C) 53
Iodine Value (gI2/100g) 0.5
C18 (%) > 87
Molecular Weight (daltons) 497
Required HLB 10
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (hot)
  • Mineral Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
Toxicology Profile
  • CIR Expert Panel: Safe as used at up to 11% in present practices of use
  • JACT/IJT Reference(s): See J. Amer. Coll. Toxicol. JACT 1(2):13-35, 1982 and IJT 24(S1): 28-32, 2005
  • LD50 (oral): >10g/kg
  • Ocular / Eye Irritation: Minimal
  • Skin Irritation: Minimal
  • Drum - 200lbs

Regional Approvals:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan
  • US


  • Antiperspirants
  • Beach Wear Sun Care
  • Cleansing Wipes
  • Daily Wear Sun Care
  • Deodorants
  • Eye Area Color Cosmetics
  • Facial Cleansers
  • Facial Skin Care
  • Foot Care
  • Hair Conditioners
  • Hand & Body Care
  • Lip Care
  • Liquid Handsoaps
  • Mouthwash
  • Shower Gels/Body Washes


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Name Regional Acceptance  Formula Number
A-Little-Something-Extra Cleansing ConditionerGlobal139-20-04D

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