Description: Emulsifying agent derived from sorbitol and stearic acid. Pale-yellow pellets, odorless. Partly soluble in alcohols, insoluble in water & oils. Saponification value 147-157. HLB value 4.7 (gives water-in-oil emulsions).
INCI Name: Sorbitan monostearate
- Mild all-purpose water-in-oil emulsifier (enables water & oil to mix)
- Emulsion can be further stabilized when combined with polysorbate 60 or 80
- Acts as dispersing agent and has thickening properties
Use: Warm to melt before use. Typical use level 1 – 6%. For external use only.
Applications: Lotions, creams, ointments, various makeup products.
Country of Origin: CN
Raw material source: Sorbitol, stearic acid (from vegetable oils)
Manufacture: Sorbitan stearate is obtained by esterification of sorbitan (a sorbitol derivative) with the fatty acid stearic acid.
Animal Testing: Not animal tested
Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components