Understanding Fatty Alcohols - The Gentle Hydrators
Fatty alcohols, often misunderstood, are indeed a boon for mature skin.
These alcohols, including commonly used cetyl, stearyl, and cetearyl alcohol, are not drying. Derived from natural fats and oils, they serve as emollients and thickeners in skincare products, offering deep hydration and improving product texture.
These gentle hydrators are particularly beneficial for skin that craves extra moisture and softness.