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  • n. a dehydration product of sorbitol having a tetrahydrofuran ring and four hydroxy groups; it is used in the manufacture of emulsifiers


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  • In this study, young rats were fed a low-fiber diet along with sodium cyclamate, FD&C Red No. 2 and polyoxyethylene 20 sorbitan monostearate individually and in combination.

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  • Sodium cyclamate is an artificial sweetener now banned in the U.S., but FD&C Red No. 2, a food dye, and polyoxyethylene 20 sorbitan monostearate, an emulsifier, are still in regular use in the food supply, according to the FDA's website.

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  • -- PEG-80 sorbitan laurate, and PEG-10 rapeseed sterol (cancer precursors) in Anew Beauty Youth-Awakening Lipstick.

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  • Surfactants like sorbitan monooleate help the H2O and hydrocarbons stay mixed properly.

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  • By "sugary," of course, I don't mean sugar: looking through the ingredients, one finds nothing labeled as such, but plenty of palm kernel oils and sorbitan monostearate and "less than two percent of sodium caseinate."

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  • Its constituents include butanedioic acid (a wetting agent in cosmetics), sorbitan (found in everything from baby bath to food), and petroleum distillates in varying proportions-and it decomposes almost entirely in 28 days.

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  • Ingredients: flours (organic wheat bran, natural wheat protein isolate, natural oat flour), purified water, sea salt, calcium propionate (a natural baking preservative), chicory roots, yeast (sorbitan monostearate).

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  • Sulfodene ingredients include menthol, benzocaine, salicylic acid, sorbitan monooleate, polysorbate 80, cajaput (melaluca lucadendron - tea tree oil), citronella oil, thyme oil, cornmint oil, clove oil (for a full list of ingredients visit www. with all mixed into a beeswax / petrolatum base.

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  • SD alcohol 40-B (10\%W / W) sorbitan monooleate, stearalkonium hectorite.

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