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:
Alkest TW 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.
- Protective creams
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 2% to 10%