A nonionic oil-in-water emulsifier for topical formulations. It delivers high stability for a wide range of APIs in emulsions. Widely used in vaginal creams due to high mucosal tolerance.
Mixture of PEG-6 stearate and ethylene glycol palmitostearate and PEG-32 stearate
Mixture of PEG-6 stearate (pending) ethylene glycol palmitostearate/PEG-32 stearate (pending)
Consists of a mixture of PEG-6 (MW 300) esters of stearic (C18) acid and ethylene glycol esters of palmitic (C16) and stearic (C18) acids and PEG-32 (MW 1500) esters of stearic (C18) acid
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Versatile emulsifier for challenging topical formulations.
Widely used with antimicrobials (azole family).
Frequently used with the co-emulsifier Labrafil® M 1944 CS to improve stability.
Delivers sensorial and texture properties.
Safety of use is inferred by precedence of use in approved pharmaceutical products.