Highly stable and non-toxic surfactant, reduces surface tension of water. Performs as an emulsifier and stabilizer.
Polysorbate 20 (polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monolaurate) performs diversely throughout industries and applications. Its high stability and non-toxicity permits use in foods and beverages, pharmaceutics, agriculture and biochemics, and cosmetic and personal care formulations.
This ingredient has a variable appearance ranging from clear to amber. It is also highly versatile, functioning primarily as a surfactant (wetting agent), this ingredient helps to reduce the surface tension of water making other ingredients more solvent. Although considered a surfactant by classification, this liquid acts to increase solubility of accompanying ingredients and also stabilizes ingredients to bind the soluble with insoluble substances, this prevents product ingredients from settling and separating in a formualtion.