Origin: Triethanolamine is produced synthetically from the reaction of ethylene oxide with aqueous ammonia.
Also Known As: Trolamine
Overview: Triethanolamine is a viscous organic compound that serves as a stabilizer and pH balancer. It helps stabilize emulsions, fragrances, and preservatives. It also stabilizes the foaming properties of a product and is useful for surfactants. It also increases the pH of formulations.
- Personal care products
- Cleansing creams and milks
- Skin lotions
- Eye gels
- Shaving cream
Ideal Concentration Level in Products: 0.1% to 1% depending on the product type and deired pH value.