Polysorbate 60

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Polysorbate 60 is an emulsifier and a thickening agent that is commonly used in personal care formulations. Solubilises and disperses

Polysorbate 60 is an emulsifier and a thickening agent that is commonly used in personal care formulations. Solubilises and disperses

Polysorbate 60

Polysorbate 60 is regarded as a safe chemical in skincare and is used as an emulsifier, thickening agent and disperser. It is listed on the CleanGredients database and is approved for use in the US by the Envionmental Protection Agency for use in Safer Choice products.


Use to combine oil and water. Polysorbate 60 is semi solid and benefits from heating to combine. Polysorbate 60 is excellent where you wan to emulsifier and have some thickening effect. It is capable of emulsifying both light and heavier oils. It allows oily liquids that wouldn't normally dissolve to dissolve.

Common Usage Summary


Polysorbate 60 can be used in

Moisture Cream
Moisture Lotion
Shower Gel

Inci Name

Polysorbate 60

Extraction Method

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.

Safety Information

Polysorbate 60 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 60 is found in cosmetic preparations, food stuffs and other household products.

Polysorbate 60 is commercially found in tooth preparations

There is a trend of Polysorbate 60 and Polysorbate 80 being used in Male Pattern Hair Loss products, although reports vary wildly as of the efficacy as a treatment in male pattern hair loss. We are asked about the efficacy of Polysorbate 60 in hair loss and explain that we have no particular opinion on it. There is no denying the wonderful abilities of Polysorbate 60 in use as an emulsifier, solubiliser and thickener, but you would need to carry out your own testing and examination to determine the efficacy of for male pattern hair loss.

We have included a few links to articles regarding Polysorbate 60 and Polysorbate 80 and Male Pattern Hair Loss below:






More Information
SKU 5060330639023X
Scent N/A
Country of Origin Europe
Key Benefits Emulsifier and Thickening Agent in Personal Care formulations
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Polysorbate 60 Ingredients

3.1 Substances

EC Classiciation No. 1272/2008

Hazourdous ingredient(s) %W/W Cas No. EC No. Hazard Statement
Ethoxylated sorbitan monostearate >96% 9005-67-8  - H317

EC Classiciation No. 67/548/EEC

Hazourdous ingredient(s) %W/W Cas No. EC No. Hazard Statement
Ethoxylated sorbitan monostearate >96% 9005-67-8  - H317

Polysorbate 60 MSDS

Polysorbate 60 MSDS can be downloaded by Clicking Here

Polysorbate 60 Certificate of Analysis

Generate the certificate of analysis for your purchased product by entering your Batch Number which can be found on the packaging of your product.

Polysorbate 60 Allergens Declaration

Generate an allergens declaration for your purchase (essential oils only)

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