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Span™ 120

Sorbitan ester widely used in personal care products. Excellent W/O emulsifier for protective, baby care and general purpose emollient creams. Wetting and dispersing agent for physical sunscreens and decorative cosmetics. Approved natural by Ecocert. Croda considers the RSPO’s Mass Balance system to be an important progressive step in supporting the palm oil physical supply chain and creating momentum towards segregated sustainable Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil material. To that end, sampling will be of the sustainable palm variant, SP Span 120 MBAL.

INCI name

Sorbitan Isostearate

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Product details

Physical form at 25°C

  • Liquid

Chemistry

  • Sorbitan derivatives

Functions

  • Dispersing agents
  • Emulsion stabilisers
  • Pigment wetters
  • Emulsifiers
  • Surfactants / detergents

Regional availability

  • Latin America
  • N America

Applications

  • Bath, shower & soaps
  • Antiperspirants & deodorants
  • After sun
  • Body care
  • Eye colour
  • Eye contour care
  • Face / neck skin care
  • Face colour
  • Facial cleansers
  • Hair conditioners - rinse off
  • Lip care
  • Lip colour
  • Shampoos
  • Shaving / hair removal
  • Sun protection
  • Tanning

Certifications and standards

  • IECIC
  • RSPO
  • Vegan suitable

Ingredient origin

  • Plant derived

Composition information

  • EO/PO free
  • Preservative free
  • EDTA free
  • BHT / BHA free

% Renewable

  • 100

% Bio-based

  • 100

% Natural origin content – ISO 16128

  • 100

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