Polysorbates are often used in cosmetics to solubilize essential oils into water-based products. Polysorbates are oily liquids derived from PEG-ylated sorbitan (a derivative of sorbitol) esterified with fatty acids. Lotions, creams, hair loss treatments, skin cleansers, makeup products requiring emulsification.
DetailsOther Names: Tween 60 or polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monostearate
Appearance: Yellow-brownish viscous liquid, no or weak odor
Solubility: Soluble in water & alcohols, insoluble in oils
Natural or Synthetic: Emulsifying agent consisting of sorbitol, ethylene oxide & stearic acid (polyoxyethylene-20 sorbitan monostearate), stearic acid is derived from vegetable oil, purity > 95%
Recommended Retest or Shelf Life: 1 Year
Storage: Cool Dark Place
Not for Ingestion. Warm to melt before use.
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