Description: Effective liquid non-ionic emulsifier & surfactant made from polyethylene glycol ether of lauryl alcohol (POE 3 lauryl alcohol). Amber clear liquid, odorless, may haze when chilled. pH 5.0-6.5 (5% solution). Soluble in oils and alcohols, partly soluble in water. HLB value 8 (gives water-in-oil emulsions).
INCI Name: Laureth-3
- Non-ionic emulsifier (enables water & oil to mix), dispersing agent, and solubilizer
- Solubilizes oils in aqueos systems and create a milky type consistency when surfactants are present
- Act as a thickener in shampoos and shower gels
- Compatible with non-ionic, anionic, amphoteric, and cationic surfactants
Use: Can be added to formulas as is either to the water phase or oil phase. Typical use level is 1 – 5%. For external use only.
Applications: All kinds of skin care products, hair care products including body washes, hair shampoos, deodorants, lotions, and creams.
Country of Origin: CN
Raw material source: Coconut oil
Manufacture: Laureth-3 is produced by reacting ethylene oxide with lauryl alcohol which is obtained from coconut oil. The numerical designation 3 refers to the number of repeating ethylene oxide units in the molecule.
Animal Testing: Not animal tested
GMO: Not tested for GMOs
Vegan: Does not contain animal derived components