Polysorbate 60 is a stable and non-toxic surfactant which is used as an emulsifier in many household, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products.
Polysorbate 60 is a thickening agent and oily liquid used in cosmetics and skin care formulas to dissolve in a solvent in which they would not normally dissolve. They also help to form emulsions by reducing the surface tension of the substances to be emulsified. Polysorbate 60 is a surfactant created by reacting sorbitol with ethylene oxide and fatty acids obtained from vegetable fats and oils. It is used to disperse oil in water in formulas, and seen in a wide variety of products, including skin fresheners, skin care products, skin cleansing products, makeup bases and foundations, shampoos and fragrance powders.
Usage rate: Up to 5%