Description: Organic compound composed of a tri-alcohol & an amine. It is a weak base (pH 10-11), widely used to elevate the pH in cosmetic formulas. Colorless to light yellow, viscous liquid, can become solid upon room temperature. Slight ammonia odor. Soluble in water & oils. CAS # 102-71-6.
INCI Name: Triethanolamine.
Properties: pH adjuster, stabilizes emulsions, fragrances & preservatives, foam stabilizer (has detergent properties and stabilizes other surfactants), improves efficacy of preservatives by stabilizing the pH value.
Use: Typical use level 0.1-1% depending on product type & desired pH value. Note: Crystallizes upon room temperature.
Applications: For adjusting pH values & stabilizing all kinds of personal care & makeup products.
Shipping Info: Can not be shipped to South Africa.
More Information: MSDS, Fact Sheet, Sample Recipe