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Tween™ 20
Ethoxylated sorbitan ester widely used in personal care products. Fully saturated liquid ester, recommended as an emulsifier for O/W systems and effective solubiliser for essential oils and perfumes in aqueous and aqueous/alcoholic systems. Also used as a mildness additive in detergent systems. RSPO MBAL grades available.

INCI name

Polysorbate 20

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Product details

Physical form at 25°C

  • Liquid

Chemistry

  • Sorbitan derivatives

Functions

  • Counter irritants
  • Dispersing agents
  • Solubilisers
  • Emulsifiers
  • Surfactants / detergents

Regional availability

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • N America

Applications

  • Bath, shower & soaps
  • Antiperspirants & deodorants
  • Body care
  • Eye colour
  • Eye contour care
  • Face / neck skin care
  • Face colour
  • Facial cleansers
  • Hair colour
  • Hair relaxing / permanent waves
  • Lip colour
  • Shampoos
  • Shaving / hair removal
  • Styling
  • Sun protection

Consumer benefit

  • Sensitive skin

Certifications and standards

  • IECIC
  • RSPO
  • Halal
  • Vegan suitable

Ingredient origin

  • Plant derived
  • Petrochemical derived

Composition information

  • Preservative free
  • Sustainable palm (RSPO MBAL)
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