Polysorbate 40

Polysorbates schematic formula

Polysorbate 40 is a polyethoxylated sorbitan ester based on a palmitic acid (natural fatty acid) free of animal derivatives. It is an effective oil-in-water emulsifier with an HLB value of 15.6, especially in combination with sorbitan monostearate esters.

In addition, Polysorbate 40 is a mild but powerful multi-functional nonionic surfactant used in numerous creams, gels, and serums. Furthermore, it can be used as a solubilizer, dispersant, viscosity modifier, or wetting agent in cosmetics.

Thanks to excellent compatibility with other emulsifiers (anionic, cationic, etc. ) and almost all pHs (acid to alkali), Polysorbate 40 can act as a co-emulsifier, providing additional stability and a variety of consistencies.

Products containing Polysorbate 40

Environ Hydrating Clay Masque
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50 ml / 1.7 fl oz
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Environ Vita-Enriched Antioxidant Gel
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50 ml
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Environ Alpha Hydroxy Night Cream
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50 ml / 1.7 fl oz
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Environ Concentrated Retinol Serum 1
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30 ml / 1 fl oz
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