Polysorbate 20




Liquid Oil-in-Water Emulsifier

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).CAS: 9005-64-5INCI 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.


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