Polysorbate 80 is regarded as a safe chemical in skincare and is used as an emulsifier to combine oil and water.
Use polysorbate in applications where you need water and oil to combine a prime example would be bath oils where you have oil that you want to disperse in water. Polysorbate 80 is best used for vegetable oils that are thicker and heavier. If you are looking to combine essential oils with water then use Polysorbate 20. Both Polysorbate 20 and 80 can be used in the same product.
Polysorbate 80 can aid the stability of creams, lotions and gels, especially in those made with cold processed by encourgaing the oils and waters to bond easily.
A polyoxyethylene derivative of sorbitan monolaurate
18 - 24 months
Polysorbate is approved for use in cosmetics in Europe by the EC and approved in the USA by the FDA.
Polysorbate 80 is considered a low hazard ingredient. Full information can be found in the MSDS sheets which can be downloaded by using the link to the right of this page.
Polysorbate 80 is found in cosmetic preparations, food stuffs and other household products.
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