Polysorbate 20 is an emulsifying agent consisting of laurate esters of sorbitol consisting of the monoester condensed with ethylene oxide.
Yellow liquid no or weak odour.
Soluble in water.
Polysorbate 20 is used as a high HLB emulsifier in combination with a variety low HLB emulsifiers to cover a wide range of oil in water, and water in oil emulsion systems. Alone, it is an excellent solubilizer of essential oils, a wetting agent, viscosity modifier, stabilizer and dispersing agent. Use it in the creation of linen and room sprays, body sprays and other products where oils need to be solubilized in water.
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 a solubilizer and a stabilizer of essential oils.
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. Country of Origin: USA 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. Animal Testing: Not animal tested. GMO: Not tested for GMOs. Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components.