Description: Emulsifying agent consisting of laurate esters of sorbitol consisting of the monoester condensed with ethylene oxide (polyoxyethylene-20 sorbitan monostearate). Yellow liquid no or weak odor. Soluble in water, HLB Value: 16.7 (gives oil-in-water emulsions), pH: 5 – 7 (5 – 10 % aqueous solution).
INCI Name: Polysorbate-20
- Non-ionic emulsifier (enables water and oil to mix)
- Emulsifying efficacy is increased further 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: Can be added to formulas as is, usual concentration 2 – 10%. For external use only.
Applications: Creams, salves, ointments, protective creams, balms, pomades, lipsticks, mascaras, glosses.
Country of Origin: USA
Raw material source: Sorbitol, vegetable oils
Manufacture: Polysorbate 20 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
GMO: Not tested for GMOs
Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components