Potassium Cetyl Phosphate
* A surfactant
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate is a surfactant and emulsifying agent used as a detergent and cleansing agent, according to CosmeticsCop.com
, in a variety of beauty products and cosmetics, including shampoos, facial cleansers, exfoliants, sunscreens, moisturizers, and make up removers.
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate is the potassium salt of a complex mixture of esters of phosphoric acid and Cetyl Alcohol
, a multi-functioning fatty alcohol.
Safety Measures/Side Effects:
Although the Cosmetics Database
finds Potassium Cetyl Phosphate to be a 100% safe ingredient and no studies were found that listed any negative side effects or adverse safety measures, one of its primary components, Cetyl Alcohol, can be considered an irritant when used on sensitive skin, so it should be used with some caution.
Recommended Products w/ Potassium Cetyl Phosphate:
Kenneth Mark MD Antioxidant Cream with Astaxanthin
, Neocutis Journee Biorestorative Day Cream
, Nia 24
, Yes to Carrots Moisturizing Day Cream
, Calvin Klein Infinite Matte Oil-Free Foundation