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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 Olay Body Cellscience B3 + Retinol Alpha-H Essential Hydration Concentrate First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner Muji Sensitive Skin Cleansing Oil 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 about-face essentials C+Therapy Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser L´Occitane Almond Shower Oil L´Occitane Shea Butter Shower Oil Purito Deep Sea Pure Water Cream Urban Skin Rx Even Tone Cleansing Bar Whamisa by Glow Studio Charcoal Chai Tea Pore Refining Glow Pad Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturizer Ole Henriksen Fresh Start Eye Cream Sarah Chapman Skinesis Ultimate Cleanse Enature Birch Juice Hydro Sleep Pack I'm From Ginseng Eye Cream Pond's Dry Skin Cream Pond's Nourishing Moisturizing Cream Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer 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 Christian Lenart Creme De Jour 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 Proactive+ Gel Cream Solution 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