Polysorbate 20 is an emulsifier which helps water combine with oil. It is ideal for use in room sprays and liquid based products.
Polysorbate 20 is regarded as a safe chemical in skincare and is used as an emulsifier to combine oil and water.
Use polysorbate in applications where you need water and oil to combine a prime example would be room sprays, but it can also be used in a bath oils, cream preparations and shower gels / shampoos. Polysorbate 20 is soothing to the skin.
Create Your Own Room Spray
Add 10% Polysorbate 20 to distilled water and combine with up to 3% essential oil to create a natural room sprays. Polysorbate 20 can also be used with synthetic fragrances.
Common Usage Summary
Polysorbate 20 can be used in
Inci Name-Polysorbate 20
A polyoxyethylene derivative of sorbitan monolaurate
Shelf Life-18 – 24 months
Polysorbate is approved for use in cosmetics in Europe by the EC and approved in the USA by the FDA.
Polysorbate 20 is considered a low hazard ingredient. Full information can be found in the MSDS sheets which can be downloaded by using the link to the right of this page.
Polysorbate 20 is found in cosmetic preparations, food stuffs and other household products.
Polysorbate 20 is commercially known as Tween 20.