INGREDIENT GLOSSARY • Thickener
AT A GLANCE
Emulsifier made from combining cetearyl alcohol with the fatty acids of olive oil.
When combined with sorbitan olivate, cetearyl olivate creates a silky emulsifier that holds the ingredients together in Interface. It’s why we can use oil-based ingredients like squalane as well as water-based ingredients like licorice root extract, without having them separate out. It’s also a major player in Interface’s smooth gel-cream texture.