H Care® CPE-K MB is a naturally derived, excellent water-soluble O/W emulsifier and emulsion stabilizer. It can be used as the primary emulsifier, combining with low HLB co-emulsifiers to achieve highly stable emulsions. It is easily dissolved into the hot water phase during emulsion processing. At low use levels, It will enhance the stability of any emulsion and at higher concentrations will aid in building the viscosity of creams and lotions. It can replace stearic acid salts in most preparations. This product is ideally suited for use in many dermatological and personal care products, providing a silky powdery after-feel. It is completely non-irritating.

INCI Name: Potassium Cetyl Phosphate

Functions: Emulsifier, Emulsifier (O/W), Emulsion Stabilizer, Stabilizer

Labeling Claims: Clean at Sephora, Credo Clean Standard, Naturally Derived, Ulta Beauty's Conscious Beauty

Certifications & Compliance: REACH (Europe), RSPO MassBalance Certified

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Benefit Claims
Labeling Claims
Product Benefits
  • Mass Balance RSPO
  • Emulsion stabilizer
  • Easy to formulate, soluble in hot water
  • Can be substituted for polyacrylate type polymers with improved feel
  • Physically easier to use than polyacrylates
  • Good rub out and after-feel
  • Doesn’t inhibit quick-break emulsions
  • Can be used as primary emulsifier
  • Excellent performance at normal skin pH
  • No potassium chloride byproduct

Applications & Uses


Physical Form
White powder
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Acid Value (at pH 5)140 - 180--
Solids Content100.0%-

Regulatory & Compliance

Safety & Health

Toxicological Properties
  • Dermal Evaluation (3% in water pH 7.0)
    • 48 Hour Human Patch (25 test subjects)
    • Result: 25/25 Completely Non-Irritating
  • In Vitro Ocular Evaluation
    • (3% in water pH 7.0) Ropak, Eytex® Rapid
    • Membrane Assay - Eyetex® Classification

Packaging & Availability

Storage & Handling

Storage Information

Store in a cool, well-ventilated place, out of direct sunlight. Keep container tightly closed. Store locked up. Store away from incompatible materials. Store in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.