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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. Based on isostearic acid, a completely saturated branched chain ester that is not prone to oxidation and associated changes in colour or odour. Low setting point makes it useful in pourable products.

INCI name

Sorbitan Isostearate

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Product details

Physical form at 25°C

  • Liquid


  • Sorbitan derivatives


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

Regional availability

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America


  • Bath, shower & soaps
  • After sun
  • Body care
  • Eye contour care
  • Face / neck skin care
  • Face colour
  • Facial cleansers
  • Lip care
  • Lip colour
  • Sun protection

Certifications and standards

  • Halal
  • Vegan suitable


Property Units Value
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