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Cetiol® Ultimate, a very light and volatile emollient - provides a superb solution to meet the rising market demand for new formulation textures and appealing skin sensations in cosmetics industry. With this ultrafast-spreading BASF emollient, a wide range of applications and claims can be covered spanning from ultra-thin oil-in-water formulations to clear sun protection formulations and smooth dry body oils to very light facial foundations that nevertheless ensure a good coverage. Thanks to its volatile properties, skin care products with Cetiol® Ultimate are easy to apply, absorb quickly and leave a smooth, dry skin feeling. The 100% renewable-based, volatile hydrocarbon is readily biodegradable and approved by ECOCERT, COSMOS and NATRUE.



  • Emollient

Form of Delivery

  • Liquid

Chemical Description

  • Undecane / Tridecane


  • Undecane (and) Tridecane


100% natural based, volatile, dry & fresh feel for all skin care, sun care and color cosmetic applications, e.g.: no crystallization of UV filters and improvement in color stability of liquid foundation. Good pigment wetting, perceivable effects in lipsticks

Sustainability Benefits

  • A volatile, 100% natural-based emollient
  • Approved by Cosmos, Natrue & Ecocert
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Silicone alternative


  • After Sun
  • Baby Care and Cleansing
  • Body Care
  • Color Care
  • Face Care
  • Face Cleansing
  • Personal Care Wipes
  • Self Tanning
  • Sun Protection

Product Groups

  • Emollients



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