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Arlacel™ 2121

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Optimised o/w emulsifier, which maximises the benefits resulting from a lamellar crystalline gel network. It has outstanding emulsifying properties, imparts a light ‘gel-cream’ texture and provides excellent spreading properties. It is naturally derived, mild and versatile. Forms liquid crystals with Brij™ S721, Arlamol™ PS15E and Cetostearyl Alcohols to produce stable o/w emulsions. RSPO MBAL grades are available.

INCI name

Sorbitan Stearate (and) Sucrose Cocoate

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Product details

Physical form at 25°C

  • Flake


  • Sorbitan derivatives


  • Emulsifiers
  • Gelling agents

Regional availability

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • N America


  • Skin care


  • Bath, shower & soaps
  • After sun
  • Body care
  • Eye colour
  • Eye contour care
  • Face / neck skin care
  • Face colour
  • Facial cleansers
  • Lip colour
  • Shampoos
  • Shaving / hair removal
  • Sun protection

Consumer benefit

  • Sensitive skin

Certifications and standards

  • RSPO
  • COSMOS natural approved
  • ISO 16128 - derived natural
  • Vegan suitable

Regional compliance


Ingredient origin

  • Plant derived

Composition information

  • EO/PO free
  • Sustainable palm (RSPO MBAL)

% Natural origin content – ISO 16128

  • 100


  • Expected to be readily biodegradable


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