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Cetyl betaine is a colourless solid, form not specified, with a slight characteristic odour, usually available in liquid form as a clear liquid ca 30% active substance

Alkyl betaines are zwitterionic ingredients. Cetyl Betaine is the N-cetyl-N,N-dimethylammonium zwitterion of glycine.

They are mild surface-active agent (or surfactant) that is commonly used in hair and skin preparations.

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