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Polysorbate 20

Polysorbate 20

Origin: Polysorbate 20 is obtained by esterification of sorbitol with one or three molecules of a fatty acid including stearic, lauric, oleic, and palmitic acid.

Also Known As: 

Montanox 20

Polysorbate 20

PEG(20)sorbitan monolaurate

Alkest TW 20

Tween 20

Overview: Polysorbate 20 is a liquid oil-in-water emulsifier derived from sorbitol and vegetable oils. It is a non-ionic emulsifier that acts as a dispersing agent and anti-static thickener. It is a very useful solubilizer and stabilizer for essential oils.

Suggested Uses:

  • Creams
  • Salves
  • Ointments
  • Protective creams
  • Balms
  • Pomades
  • Lipsticks
  • Mascaras

Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 2% to 10%

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