C12-C16 alcohols, also called lauryl-myristyl alcohol, are a mixture of fatty alcohols with 12 to 16 carbons in the alkylchain.[1,2]
C12-C16 alcohols is an emulsion stabilizer and viscosity increasing agent, allowing things to stay spreadable and creamy. It can be found in lipstick, sunscreen, moisturizer and other products.
C12-C16 alcohols are made by combining C12 and C14 alcohols. The result is a colorless liquid that has a mild odor and decomposes in high heat.
We use C12-C16 alcohols to keep ingredients from separating and to help products feel smooth. Whole Foods has deemed the ingredient acceptable in its body care quality standards.[6,7]