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Polysorbate 20 - Polysorbate 20


  • Price € 2.80 (incl. IVA 22%)
    In stock


Polysorbate 20 – 100ml


PH: 5-7 (at 5%)                   HBL 16

Polysorbate 20 is a vegetable-derived non-ionic surfactant containing ethylene oxide. It is therefore not a 100% natural product because in this case sorbitol is ethoxylated through industrial processes. It is very effective in Oil-in-Water emulsions, giving perfectly clear dispertions. It can however weaken the efficacy of paraben-based preservatives. 

FLOWER TALES QUALITY: Our Polysorbitol 20 (Polyoxyethylene (20) Sorbitan monolaurate) is vegetable-derived and is 100% pure, undiluted. Becuase it is subject to a process of ethoxylation, it is not a 100% "green" product. We decided to include this non -completely natural product in our catalogue because of its professional-level quality and effectiveness at lower concentrations than other similar products (1:2 ratio gives clear solutions in most cases). Polysorbate 20 is a well tolerated, low-hazard, low-ecological impact ingredient. The quality of this particular Polysorbate 20 makes it effective at small doses, reducing the concentration of non 100% natural substances to minimal levels. Polysorbate 20 is a very safe and versatile product that can be used as a surfactant, an emulsifier and as a solubilising agent, which many consider as an acceptable compromise between “naturalness” and “performance”.


SURFACTANT: non-ionic, secondary surfactant, it is compatible with all anionic and cationic surfactants and non-ionic emulsifiers. It mitigates the aggressive qualities of primary surfactants. Ideal when little foaming action is desired.

EMULSIFIER: Hydrophilic for Oil-in-Water emulsions. Simply add Polysorbate 20 to water-soluble ingredients (A Phase) of your emulsion

SOLUBILISER: It allows the dilution of fat-soluble substances into water. Add Polysorbate 20 to the Oil phase (C Phase) of your emulsion before adding the water-soluble ingredients (A Phase). The ratio is 1:2 (one part oils, two parts Polysorbate)

Packaging: Transparent PET Bottle with “flip top” cap. Reusable and Recyclable.



For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Store in cool, dry place. Do not apply undiluted directly onto the skin.

No GMOs. Not tested on animals. Not treated with ionising radiations. No SVHC substances. No CRM substances. No nanomaterials.

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