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Span™ 20

Most hydrophilic of the range, soluble in many fatty compositions and solvents. Acts as a co-emulsifier in O/W emulsions, suitable for skin care and colour cosmetics.

INCI name

Sorbitan Laurate

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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


  • After sun
  • Body care
  • Eye contour care
  • Face / neck skin care
  • Lip care
  • Sun protection

Certifications and standards

  • Halal
  • COSMOS natural approved
  • ISO 16128 - derived natural
  • Vegan suitable

Ingredient origin

  • Plant derived

Composition information

  • EO/PO free
  • Preservative free
  • EDTA free
  • BHT / BHA free
  • Sustainable palm (RSPO MBAL)

% Natural origin content – ISO 16128

  • 100


  • Readily biodegradable


Property Units Value
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Product brochures & guides

Category: Brochure

Title: Formulating for Halal: Certified Ingredients Guide - REACH Registered

This brochure was created for customers formulating for Halal certification where REACH registration or exemption is essential. If REACH is not essential, you can refer to the global certified ingredient guide for a more extensive range of Halal certified ingredients. .

Language: English | Size: 1728.08kb

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