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Span™ 60

O/W co-emulsifier. Recommended for the emulsification of fatty alcohols, esters, minerals and silicone oils. Ideal for skin creams and lotions. Vegetable-derived. Approved natural by Ecocert. <br /><br /> 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 60 MBAL.

INCI name

Sorbitan Stearate

Span™ 60
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Product details

Physical form at 25°C

  • Pastille


  • Sorbitan derivatives


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

Regional availability

  • N America


  • After sun
  • Body care
  • Eye contour care
  • Face / neck skin care
  • Facial cleansers
  • Sun protection
  • Tanning

Consumer benefit

  • Hydrating / moisturising / nourishing
  • Calming / soothing / redness
  • Hair colour fade

Certifications and standards

  • RSPO
  • Halal
  • Vegan suitable


Property Units Value
Biodegradability OECD 301B Login

Product brochures & guides

Category: Data sheet

Title: Span Series - Personal Care

Croda produces a broad range of ester materials including sorbitan esters, mono and diglycerides, and polyoxyethylene sorbitol esters. These nonionic surfactants can function as emulsifiers, detergents, spreading or dispersing agents. By choosing a product with the appropriate required HLB from the esters portfolio, either oil-in-water (O/W) or water-in-oil (W/O) emulsions can be produced. These products are used widely in personal care since fatty esters have excellent emulsification, emollient and lubricant properties.

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