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INGREDIENT GLOSSARY • Thickener
AT A GLANCE
Emulsifier made from combining sorbitol, a natural sugar alcohol, with the fatty acids of olive oil.
Type of Ingredient
Why we use it
When combined with cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate creates a silky emulsifier that holds the ingredients together in Interface. It’s why we can use oil-based ingredients like squalane as well as water-based ingredients like licorice root extract, without having them separate out. It’s also a major player in Interface’s smooth gel-cream texture.
What it’s in