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Emulsifying agent derived from sorbitol and stearic acid. Saponification value 147-157. HLB value 4.7 (gives water-in-oil emulsions).
- Mild all-purpose water-in-oil emulsifier (enables water & oil to mix)
- Emulsion can be further stabilized when combined with polysorbate 60 or 80
- Acts as dispersing agent and has thickening properties
Warm to melt before use. Typical use level 1 - 6%. For external use only.
Lotions, creams, ointments, various makeup products.
No purity grade applicable
Pale-yellow pellets, odorless
Partly soluble in alcohols, insoluble in water & oils
Store in a closed container at a dry place at room temperature
Country of Origin
Raw Material Source
Sorbitol, stearic acid (from vegetable oils)
Sorbitan stearate is obtained by esterification of sorbitan (a sorbitol derivative) with the fatty acid stearic acid.
Not animal tested
Does not contain animal-derived components
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