What is it?
Polyoxyethylenesorbitan Monooleate is an emulsifier and foaming agent for cosmetics, foods, and pharmaceuticals. It is often used in cosmetics to stabilize essential oils into water-based products.

How can I avoid it?
Skin contact with Polyoxyethylenesorbitan Monooleat is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing Polyoxyethylenesorbitan Monooleat should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis. By law, all products made in the US for topical use have the ingredients listed either on the product package or the box that contains it, so check the labeling of your skin care products for this ingredient. If there is no information ask your pharmacist or call the company directly. At work, request a material safety data sheet (MSDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

Uses:
  • Cosmetics, toiletries
  • Haircolor
  • Hair spray, gel, mousse, leave in conditioner
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Lotions / Creams
  • Soap, bar and liquid
  • Food - sweetening agent, food additive
  • Wipes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Tobacco
  • Toothpaste / Mouthwash
  • Textile industry
  • Cleaners, detergents
  • Furniture Spray
  • Pet Spray
  • Pet Shampoo

Other names for Polyoxyethylenesorbitan Monooleate:
  • Armotan pmo-20
  • Capmul poe-o
  • Drewmulse poesmo
  • Emsorb 6900
  • Glycosperse 0-20, 0-20 veg, 0-20x
  • Polysorbate 40
  • Polysorbate 20
  • Liposorb 0-20
  • Olothorb
  • Peg-20sorbitan oleate
  • POE (5), (20) sorbitan monooleate
  • Polyoxyethylene Sorbitan Monooleate
  • Polyoxyethylene Sorbitan Oleate
  • Polyethylene oxide sorbitan mono-oleate
  • Polyoxyethylene (5) sorbitan monooleate
  • Protasorb 0-20
  • Sorbitan mono-oleate polyoxyethylene
  • Sorlate
  • Sorethytan (20) mono-oleate
  • Polysorbate 60
  • Sorbitan, monooleate polyoxyethylene
  • Sorbitan, mono-9-octadecanoate
  • Sorbimacrogololeate 300
  • Tween 20
  • Tween 40
  • Tween 80
  • Polysorbate 80, 80 b.p.

How safe is it?

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