Ceteareth - 3/12/20/25/30
The substances are used as a cleansing and emulsifying agents in skin conditioning products. Emulsifiers are added to products due to the ability to mix oily and watery components and thereby maintains the product’s function. Ceteareth is used in cosmetic products with a maximum concentration of 50% .
Tests with a product, which contained 1.35% ceteareth-15 showed that the product was not allergenic .
In 1999, the CIR Expert Panel evaluated the substances and found them safe to use in cosmetic products with the applied concentrations. The substances should, however, not be applied to damaged skin .
The substances are not known to cause allergies and are, therefore, allowed in products, which have been certified by Asthma-Allergy Denmark.
The substances should not be applied to damaged skin .