Cetearyl olivate & sorbitan olivate is a biodegradable emulsifier derived from olive oil.
Where do we get it and how is it made?
Lush UK purchases this ingredient from Italy. Cetearyl olivate and sorbitan olivate are esters made from the fatty acids of olive oil combined with cetearyl alcohol (a plant-derived emulsifier) or sorbitol (a plant-derived thickener).
With seven manufacturing sites across the globe, this information may vary depending on where your Lush products were made.
What are the benefits for you?
- As an emulsifier, it mixes water-based and oil-based ingredients together and keeps them from separating.
- It creates light, silky textures that are easily absorbed by the skin.
Emulsifiers are very important to Lush, as they allow the use of many fresh and natural ingredients, such as vegetable oils and butters, flower infusions and fruit juices. When Lush inventors create a product, they choose from a range of different emulsifying materials according to the textures and effects they want to achieve, while keeping in mind that the products must be pleasant to use. Cetearyl olivate & sorbitan olivate, for instance, is ideal for use in bodycare as it is moisturising without leaving a sticky feeling on the skin.