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Potassium Cetyl Phosphate

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SYNONYMS

1-HEXADECANOL, DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE, MONOPOTASSIUM SALT, CETYL ESTER POTASSIUM SALT PHOSPHORIC ACID, DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE MONOPOTASSIUM SALT 1-HEXADECANOL, MONOPOTASSIUM SALT 1-HEXADECANOL, DIHYDROGEN PHOSPHATE, PHOSPHORIC ACID, CETYL ESTER, POTASSIUM SALT, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, POTASSIUM HEXADECYL HYDROGEN PHOSPHATE, and POTASSIUM SALT PHOSPHORIC ACID, CETYL ESTER

Potassium Cetyl Phosphate is a potassium salt of a complex mixture of esters of phosphoricacid and cetyl alcohol.

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    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

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daily use with SPF74 products
facial moisturizer/treatment65 products
mascara63 products
recreational sunscreen37 products
concealer23 products
moisturizer21 products
serums & essences20 products
exfoliant/scrub15 products
around-eye cream14 products
facial cleanser12 products
hand cream11 products
mask11 products
bronzer/highlighter11 products
makeup primer10 products
brow liner8 products
CC cream6 products
BB cream6 products
baby lotion6 products
anti-aging5 products
sunless tanning5 products
foot moisturizer4 products
blush4 products
foundation4 products
baby sunscreen3 products
antiperspirant/deodorant3 products
skin fading/lightener3 products
hair styling aide2 products
hair treatment/serum2 products
conditioner2 products
nail treatment2 products
shaving cream1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
foot odor control1 products
baby oil1 products
foot cleansing1 products
after sun product1 products
body firming lotion1 products
body wash/cleanser1 products

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CONCERN REFERENCE
2 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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