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Sorbitan Oleate

Sorbitan Oleate

What-it-does: emulsifying
Irritancy: 0
Comedogenicity: 3


A mainly oil-loving, vegetable raw material based ingredient that helps water and oil to mix together, aka emulsifier. It can also function as a wetting and dispersing agent helping insoluble particles such as color pigments or inorganic sunscreens (zinc/titanium dioxide) to disperse nice and even in liquids.  

Chemically speaking, it comes from the attachment of sorbitan (a dehydrated sorbitol (sugar) molecule) with the unsaturated fatty acid Oleic Acid, that creates a partly water (the sorbitan part) and partly oil soluble (oleic part) molecule. 

Products with Sorbitan Oleate

Sunday Riley C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil Elemis Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil Muji Sensitive Skin Cleansing Oil Olay Body Cellscience B3 + Retinol Alpha-H Essential Hydration Concentrate First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner Palmer's Skin Therapy Cleansing Oil Face Younique Royalty Cleansing Stick about-face essentials A-Restore Babylove Ultra Sensitive Panthenol Wundshutzcreme Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner L´Occitane Almond Shower Oil about-face essentials C+Therapy Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser L´Occitane Shea Butter Shower Oil Purito Deep Sea Pure Water Cream Urban Skin Rx Even Tone Cleansing Bar Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer Ole Henriksen Fresh Start Eye Cream Sarah Chapman Skinesis Ultimate Cleanse Pond's Nourishing Moisturizing Cream Teatrical Humectant Cream With Stem Cells about-face essentials No-Scrubs Anne-Marie Börlind Sun Anti-Aging Sun Cream Spf 30 Augustinus Bader Rich Cream La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo (+) La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] Manyo Factory 4Gf Eye Cream Too Cool For School Egg Mellow Cream Fenty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer Krave Beauty Great Barrier Relief Maybelline New York Master Strobing Liquid Annemarie Börlind Zz Sensitive System Anti-Stress Regenerative Night Cream Indeed Labs Hydration Booster La Bouche Rouge Paris Le Baume Pêche Skin Food Honey Moisture Gel 90 about-face essentials Redew Arya Laya Aloe Vera Moisturizing Care Chantecaille Bio Lifting Oil Free Fluid + Corine de farme Conditioner Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer Spf 30 Vichy Liftactiv Collagen Specialist Antiage Creme La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Spf50 Lime Crime Diamond Dew Burgundy Iridescent Liquid Eyeshadow Lime Crime Diamond Dew Chocolate Diamond Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum Good Molecule Overnight Exfoliating Mask TonyMoly Tako Pore Sebum Control Gel Cream Arya Laya Regeneration Revital Serum