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Sodium Dihydroxycetyl Phosphate

* A surfactant

Little information is available regarding Sodium Dihydroxycetyl Phosphate. It is, however, known to be a complex mixture of phosphate esters of dihydroxycetyl alcohol that is used as a surfactant in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products.

* A surfactant

Functions:

Little information is available regarding Sodium Dihydroxycetyl Phosphate. It is, however, known to be a complex mixture of phosphate esters of dihydroxycetyl alcohol that is used as a surfactant in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products.

Safety Measures/Side Effects:

According to the Cosmetics Database, Sodium Dihydroxycetyl Phosphate is a low hazard ingredient that is classified as a primary skin irritant and has produced skin irritation at moderate doses. A study published in Contact Dermatitis in 2001 identified Sodium Dihydroxycetyl Phosphate as a contact allergen when an herbal moisturizing cream containing this ingredient caused severe contact dermatitis. It was determined that hexadecane-1,2-diol and hexadecane-1,2-diol, 2-isopropyl ether were the allergenic compounds in Sodium Dihydroxycetyl Phosphate.

Recommended Products w/ Sodium Dihydroxycetyl Phosphate:

Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30
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