It is primarily used as an emulsifier to keep water and oils mixed. Very common and useful ingredient in many lotions and skin care products. It acts as a humectant to bind moisture. Many products use this to keep a cream base from breaking apart during long-term storage.
Other Names: Sorbitan, monooctadecanoate, Sorbitan Monostearate; Anhydrosorbitol Stearate, D-Glucitol, Sorbitan
Inci: Sorbitan monostearate
Appearance: waxy powder, odorless
Solubility: In hot water
Natural or Synthetic: derived from vegetable sources
Recommended Retest or Shelf Life: 2 Years or longer
Storage: Cool Dark Place
Not for Ingestion. For external use only.
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