Description: Emulsifying agent consisting of sorbitol, ethylene oxide & stearic acid (polyoxyethylene-60 sorbitan monostearate), stearic acid is derived from vegetable oil, purity > 95%. Yellow-brownish viscous liquid, no or weak odor. Soluble in water & alcohols, insoluble in oils. HLB value: 14.9 (gives oil-in-water emulsions).
INCI Name: Polysorbate-60
- Non-ionic, multi-purpose emulsifier (enables water and oil to mix)
- Emulsifying efficacy is increased when combined with cetyl alcohol or sorbitan stearate
- Acts as dispersing agent and anti-static thickener
- Very useful as solubilizer and stabilizer of essential oils
Use: Warm to melt before use. Typical use level is 1 – 10%. For external use only.
Applications: Lotions, creams, hair loss treatments, skin cleansers, makeup products requiring emulsification.
Country of Origin: CN
Raw material source: Sorbitol, vegetable oils
Manufacture: Polysorbate 60 is obtained by esterification of sorbitol with one or three molecules of a fatty acid including stearic, lauric, oleic, and palmitic acid.
Animal Testing: Not animal tested
Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components