Excellent non-ionic emulsifier enabling water & oil to mix, dispersing agent, solubilizer, antistat, solubilizer & stabilizer of essential oils
An emulsifying agent often used in food that has been marketed as a hair growth product. The research that initially showed Polysorbate 80 to cause hair growth has been debunked as being unscientific.
an oleate ester of sorbitol (a sugar), co-polymerized with 20 molecules of ethylene oxide for each molecule of sorbitol. Could be vegetable or animal derived, but most likely is veggie derived. An emulsifier in the water phase. Water soluble. Polysorbate 80 is a suspected carcinogen.
Surface active agent that provides smooth and complete spreading of the cleanser.
an emulsifying agent that has been marketed extensively by "private" companies as a hair growth promoting agent.
A viscous liquid used to emulsify oils.
Polysorbate 80 (commercially also known as Tween® 80, a trademark of Uniqema/ICI) http://sci-toys.com/ingredients/polysorbate_80.html is a nonionic detergent and emulsifier derived from polyoxylated sorbitol and oleic acid, and is often used in foods. Polysorbate 80 is a viscous water soluble yellow liquid. The hydrophilic groups in this compound are polyethers also known as polyoxyethylene groups which are polymers of ethylene oxide.