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    Emollients With Exceptional Sensory Distinction

    Ceraphyl™ esters from Ashland™ provide unique attributes to skin care formulations. With a large selection of emollients to choose from, you can achieve the ultimate skin feel for your product. Select from attributes like long playtime, non-greasy after-feel, silky skin feel, and more.

Ceraphyl™ esters moisturize, soften, and lubricate skin. These hydrating emollients are based on a variety of esters including Alpha Hydroxy Acids.  They impart a wide range of properties to formulations for skin care, hair care, and color cosmetics.

    ProductINCIBenefitsApplicationsISO % Natural Origin
    Ceraphyl™ 28
    Cetyl Lactate
    • Enhances slip
    • Increases pay-off
    • Non-oily, non-drying, non-greasy after-feel
    • Imparts sheen and silkiness to hair and skin
    • Reduces tack
    • Skin care
    • Sun care
    • Color cosmetics
    • Lip care
    • Hair care
    24%
    Ceraphyl™ 31
    Lauryl Lactate (and) Myristyl Lactate (and) Cetyl Lactate
    • Plasticizing and de-tackifying agent
    • Highly effective emolliency with lubricity
    • Improves product slip upon application
    • Skin care
    • Sun care
    • Hair care
    29%
    Ceraphyl™ 41
    C12-15 Alkyl Lactate
    • Effective de-tackifying agent
    • Spreads easily when applied
    • Dry initial feel, with non-oily after-feel
    • Provides viscosity building and lather reaminess to shampoos and body washes
    • Effective solubilizer for sunscreen actives
    • Skin care
    • Sun care
    • Color cosmetics
    • Lip care
    • Hair care
    31%
    Ceraphyl™ 50
    Myristyl Lactate
    • Imparts soft, silky feel on skin with non-oily after-feel
    • Imparts lubricity
    • Provides creamy texture to lipsticks
    • Skin care
    • Sun care
    • Lip care
    • Hair care
    23%
    Ceraphyl™ 140
    Decyl Oleate
    • Excellent spreadability with dry initial feel
    • Very little residual after-feel
    • Skin care
    • Color cosmetics
     - 
    Ceraphyl™ 140A
    Isodecyl Oleate
    • Excellent spreadability with dry initial feel
    • Drier feel to Ceraphyl 140 ester due to branching
    • Very little residual after-feel
    • Skin care
    • Sun care
    • Color cosmetics
    • Hair care
     - 
    Ceraphyl™ 230
    Diisopropyl Adipate
    • Spreads rapidly
    • Effective plasticizer and de-tackifier
    • Reduces greasiness of high-oil products
    • Imparts dry initial feel with little to no residual after-feel
    • Coupling agent for hydroalcoholic preparations
    • Skin care
    • Sun care
    • Color cosmetics
    • Lip care
    • Hair care
     - 
    Ceraphyl™ ICA
    Isocetyl Alcohol
    • Non-greasy, non-occlusive emolliency
    • Unique dry initial feel with non-greasy after-feel
    • Little to no taste
    • Acts as a coupler for mineral oil and castor oil
    • Excellent carrier and extender for fragrance oils
    • Effective pigment dispersing agent
    • Skin care
    • Sun care
    • Color cosmetics
    • Lip care
     - 
    Ceraphyl™ SLK
    Isodecyl Neopentanoate
    • Light feeling
    • Non-greasy
    • Silky touch
    • Reduces oily, heavy feel of other ingredients
    • Skin care
    • Sun care
    • Color cosmetics
    • Lip care
     - 
    Ceraphyl™ 368
    Ceraphyl™ 368M
    Ethylhexyl Palmitate
    • Non-occlusive
    • Non-oily after-feel
    • Suitable mineral oil replacement for beach protection formulations
    • No impact on absorbance curves of UV actives
    • Acts as a binder for pressed powders
    • Ceraphyl™ 368 is clearer and has higher viscosity than Ceraphyl™ 368M
    • Skin care
    • Sun care
    • Color cosmetics
    • Lip care
    • Hair care
    63%
    Ceraphyl™ 494
    Isocetyl Stearate
    • All-purpose lubricant
    • Imparts dry, emollient feel
    • Skin care
    • Color cosmetics
    • Lip care
    • Hair care
    46%
    Ceraphyl™ 424
    Myristyl Myristate
    (and) Myristyl Laurate
    • Velvety after-feel on skin
    • Liquifies upon contact with the body
    • Enhances spreadability and reduces drag upon product application
    • Skin care
    • Sun care
    • Color cosmetics
    • Lip care
    • Hair care
    45%
    Ceraphyl™ 55
    Tridecyl Neopentanoate
    • Imparts elegant, light, non-oily feel
    • Skin care
    • Sun care
    • Color cosmetics
    • Lip care
    • Hair care
     - 
    Ceraphyl™ 375
    Isostearyl Neopentanoate
    • Improves product spreadability and playtime
    • Imparts elegant, light, non-oily feel
    • Skin care
    • Sun care
    • Color cosmetics
    • Lip care
    • Hair care
     - 
    Ceraphyl™ ODS
    Octyldodecyl Stearate
    • Imparts dry initial feel, luxurious mid-feel with a silky after-feel
    • Enhances product spreadability
    • Exceptional powder binding properties when blended with Ceraphyl 847 ester (1:1)
    • Skin care
    • Sun care
    • Color cosmetics
    • Lip care
    • Hair care
    53%
    Ceraphyl™ 791
    Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate
    • Imparts dry initial feel with lubricious after-feel
    • Long-lasting emollient
    • Little to no taste or odor
    • Skin care
    • Color cosmetics
    • Lip care
    • Hair care
    66%
    Ceraphyl™ 847
    Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate
    • Offers dry initial feel with long-lasting cushiony, rich after-feel
    • Exceptional pigment dispersing and binding properties when blended with Ceraphyl ODS ester (1:1)
    • Skin care
    • Color cosmetics
    • Lip care
    • Hair care
    57%
    Ceraphyl™ 60
    Quaternium-22
    • Mild cationic with pronounced substantivity to skin and hair
    • Provides detangling, anti-static, moisture binding and conditioning properties in hair care applications
    • Skin care
    • Hair care
    48%
    Ceraphyl™ 70
    Quaternium-70 (and) Propylene Glycol
    • Mild cationic with pronounced substantivity to skin and hair
    • Provides detangling, anti-static and conditioning properties
    • Skin care
    • Hair care
     - 
    Ceraphyl™ RMT
    Castoryl Maleate
    • Offers clinically-proven moisturization in rinse-off products
    • Skin care
    • Hair care
    92%

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