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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.

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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