SORBITAN ESTERS & POLYSORBATES

Product INCI Name Special Features
SML 20 Sorbitan laurate * Co-emulsifier for cosmetic and pharmaceutical creams, used with a high HLB emulsifier.
    * Stabilises emulsions of vegetable oils.
    * Suitable for liquid oral and topical pharma formulations due to its mildness and inertness.
SMP 40 Sorbitan palmitate * Co-emulsifier for cosmetic and pharmaceutical creams. Mild and inert.
    * Preferably used along with a high HLB emulsifier like LAKPOL PS 40 or LAKPOL SA 100.
    * Used in skin care cosmetics. Suitable for liquid oral and topical pharmaceutical formulations.
SMS 60 Sorbitan stearate * Co-emulsifier for creams especially those containing vegetable oils and silicones.
    * Preferably used along with a high HLB emulsifier like LAKPOL PS 60 or LAKPOL SA 100.
    * Used in skin care cosmetics. Suitable for liquid oral and topical pharmaceutical formulations.
SMO 70 Sorbitan oleate * Co-emulsifier for oil-in-water systems, emulsifier for water-in-oil emulsions. 
    * Acts as a coupling agent for two immiscible oil phases.
    * Used in skin care formulations, hair oil formulations.
LAKPOL SSO Sorbitan sesquioleate * Emulsifier for water-in-oil formulations and also for emulsifying hydrophilic actives in an oil phase.
    * Has good dispersing and solvent properties for pigments and inorganic sunscreen actives.
    * Used in skin care, sun care and color cosmetics.
LAKPOL STO Sorbitan trioleate * Emulsifier for water-in-oil formulations and also for emulsifying hydrophilic actives in an oil phase.
    * Has good dispersing and solvent properties for pigments and inorganic sunscreen actives.
    * Used in skin care, sun care and color cosmetics.
LAKLAS STS 65 Sorbitan tristearate * Low HLB co-emulsifier for cosmetics and pharma formulations.
    * Can be used with a high HLB primary emulsifier like LAKPOL PS 60 for preparing veg oil emulsions.
    * Used in skin care, sun care, food emulsions, pharmaceutical oral and topical formulations.
LAKPOL PS 20 Polysorbate 20 * Excellent solubiliser for perfumes, flavours, essential oils and other hydrophobic actives.
    * Useful for all cosmetic formulations including those based on transparent gel formulations. 
    * Used in skin care formulations, face wash, transparent gels, no-tear shampoos, soaps.
LAKPOL PS 40 Polysorbate 40 * Emulsifier for oil-in-water emulsions. 
    * Used preferably in combination with SML 20 or SMP 40 for better emulsion stability.
    * Used in skin care cosmetics and pharmaceutical formulations.
LAKPOL PS 60 Polysorbate 60 * Emulsifier for cosmetic & pharma creams & lotions especially those containing veg oils.
    * Preferably used in combination with SMS 60 as the co-emulsifier.
    * Used in skin care formulations. Suitable for silicone oil based pharmaceutical antacid formulations.
LAKPOL PS 80 Polysorbate 80 * Excellent solubiliser for vitamins and other pharmaceutical actives for liquid orals and topicals.  
    * Used as a solubiliser in oleoresin formulations.
    * Used in skin care formulations and flavour solubilisation. 
LAKPOL PS 85 Polysorbate 85 * Emulsifier for oil-in-water formulations. Dispersing agent.
    * Used in specific skin care treatment products like foot-care and nail-care.
    * Used in skin care, baby care, bath products, color cosmetics, hair styling formulations.
LAKPOL PSML 8070 PEG-80 Sorbitan laurate * High HLB surfactant with cleansing, emulsifying and solubilising properties.
    * Mild product with low eye irritation properties.
    * Used in skin care, baby shampoos, baby wipes, foaming showere gel, bath products.