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).
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.
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.