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Cetyl ricinoleate

* A fatty acid made from castor oil, a vegetable oil obtained from the seeds of the ricinus communis plant. Also known by its trade name Naturechem CR.

Works as a conditioner, stabilizer and film forming agent in cosmetic formulations. It's known for providing a light, non-oily and silky moisturization to the skin. It is considered to be a non-comedogenic emollient that does not clog the pores. This ingredient is mostly used in makeup and skincare products such as lipstick, facial moisturizer, anti-aging treatment, sunscreen, cleanser, lip gloss and facial masks.

* A fatty acid made from castor oil, a vegetable oil obtained from the seeds of the ricinus communis plant. Also known by its trade name Naturechem CR.

Functions:

Works as a conditioner, stabilizer and film forming agent in cosmetic formulations. It's known for providing a light, non-oily and silky moisturization to the skin. It is considered to be a non-comedogenic emollient that does not clog the pores. This ingredient is mostly used in makeup and skincare products such as lipstick, facial moisturizer, anti-aging treatment, sunscreen, cleanser, lip gloss and facial masks.

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

The FDA includes castor oil on its list of natural flavoring substances and direct food additives. Some people question the safety of this ingredient, believing that it contains the highly toxic compound ricin. In truth, it does not contain ricin due to the fact that it's water-soluble and does not dissolve in the oil obtained from the castor beans. The CIR Expert Panel has assessed this ingredient, and all other castor oil derivatives, as non-toxic and non sensitizing, determining it safe to use in cosmetic products. The EU Cosmetics Directive also permits it t be used in personal care products according to the general provisions of the directive.

Recommended Products w/ cetyl ricinoleate:

MD Formulations Vit-a-plus Clearing Complex Mask ($30)

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