Polysorbate 20, also known by the chemical name Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monolaurate is in a class of products known as nonionic surfactants and emulsifiers. It is used in many hair and skin care products, fragranced sprays, and many other products and applications.
A common use is mixing oils, fragrances, in to water. This makes it ideal when formulating custom body sprays, adding fragrances to formulations and making linen Sprays. Usually a 1 to 1 ratio of POLY 20 to Oils in this application.
Commonly used in oil in water emulsions, like lotions, creams, hair conditioners, cream rinses and other preparations.
HLB of poly 20 is 17.
Customary Usage: 1% - 12%
Synonyms:Polysorbate 20, TWEEN 20 ,T-MAZ 20,Polyoxyethylene  sorbitan monolaurate,
CAS # 9005-64-5
INCI: POLYSORBATE 20