The Divine Pets natural conditioner base contains Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol (plant wax) and Cocobetaine. Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol is an emulsifier and thickening agent derived from palm and coconut oils. It is not actually an “alcohol”, which would dry the skin, but rather a wax that leaves your pet’s coat with a soft, velvety feel. Cocobetaine is a natural surfactant derived from the fatty acids of coconut. It has antiseptic properties and won’t irritate or dry your pet’s skin.