Ethoxylated or not?


I was very happy to read that you use the emulsifying "cetearyl olivate and sorbitan olivate", instead of the regular vegetable emulsifiers used often in natural skin care. Coming to the page for kids sunscreen, I was surprised to see "ethylhexyl olivate" - isn't that an ethoxylated ingredient? Is that really necessary and does it weight out the benefits of this ingredient?

Thank you for your time!

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Jan 20, 2014
Thank you
by: GJ

Thank you for the reply! Until now I thought any ingredient with the letters "eth" in the same has been subject to ethoxylation at some point. I have much to learn... :-)

Jan 20, 2014
Ethylhexyl Olivate
by: Sue Ingram

Hello GJ,
Ethylhexyl Olivate is a mixture of esters (fatty alcohols) produced by the reaction of ethylhexanol and olive oil. Ethoxylation on the other hand, is a process designed to produce surfactants by adding ethylene oxide to alcohols.
They are two different processes with different end products. The benefits of Ethylhexyl Olivate have been found to be numerous, none of which are compromised by it's method of manufacture.

Many thanks for your interest,
Sue Ingram

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