Polysorbate 60

Our database includes 1688 products that contain Polysorbate 60.

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Fungal Acne


Polysorbate 60 is used to help stabilize products. It is a surfactant and emulsifier. These properties help keep ingredients together in a product. Surfactants help reduce surface tension between ingredients with different states, such as liquids and solids. Emulsifiers help prevent oils and waters from separating.

Polysorbate 60 is sorbitol-based and created from the ethoxylation of sorbitan. Ethoxylation is a chemical reaction used to add ethylene oxide. Sorbitan is a the dehydrated version of sorbitol, a sugar found in fruits.

In this case, the 60 comes from reacting 60 units of ethylene oxide with sorbitan.

Polysorbates are commonly used in medicine and foods.

People also dislike: Polysorbate 20, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid

Polysorbate 60 is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 4.7% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:


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Often have the following skin types:

Oily Sensitive

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Fungal Acne • Oiliness • Sensitivity

Where it's used

Polysorbate 60 is most often found as ingredient number 20 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Polysorbate 60 the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 79321
  • All Functions: Emulsifying, Surfactant
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.