Sorbitan olivate

Sorbitan olivate is an organic compound derived from olive oil and the sugar alcohol sorbitol. In skin care products, it is used to aid in stabilizing oil-in-water mixtures 1. According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (an independent committee established by the Personal Care Products Council, an industry trade association that thoroughly reviews and assesses the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), sorbitan olivate is safe to use at the amounts present in our products 2.


  1. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook. Washington, D.C.: The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, 2006.
  2. Cosmetic Ingredient Review. Cosmetic Ingredients Reference Table. 12-17-2009.