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Comparatively Speaking: Sterol vs. Stearyl
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
Posted: April 7, 2009
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Stearyl alcohol can also be natural, or synthetic. Additionally, natural stearyl alcohol can be either plant-derived (from coconut oil, for example) or animal-derived (i.e., tallow). Stearyl alcohol is used in hair conditioners and as a raw material to make some cosmetic esters.