Hostacerin SFO
W/O Emulsifier

Hostacerin SFO

W/O Emulsifier

Edition Date :
August 15, 2019
Hostacerin® SFO (INCI: Sunflower Seed Oil Sorbitol Esters) is a natural co-emulsifier based on vegetable, renewable, and GMO-free sources. Hostacerin® SFO contributes to a rich, elegant skin feel and can be used in a wide variety of skin care products, ranging from very economic products to high-end formulations. It is especially recommended for creams and including sun care formulations.
  • Plant-based
  • Enhanced skin feel
  • Cold-processable
  • Decorative cosmetic
  • Cream, lotion (including sun care)
  • Shampoo, shower, liq. soap
Appearance Liquid
Active Substance (ca.) 100%
Chemical Name Sorbitol esters and mono-, di- and triclycerides derived from sunflower oil
INCI-Name Sunflower seed oil sorbitol esters

Sustainable Design

  • Based on 100% natural, renewable resources
  • Vegetable origin (sunflower seed oil)
  • Animal-free sources, GMO-free
  • INCI: Sunflower Seed Oil Sorbitol Esters

Responsible Process
  • Resource efficiency due to high yield (approx. 100%)
  • Minimized waste generation 
  • Low CO2 emission due to energy efficiency (one-step process at low temperature)
  • Certified for safety & quality according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
  • Cosmetic GMP certification (ISO 22716)

Safe & Efficient
  • For skin-friendly formulations
  • Ingredient is Ecocert® certified and NATURE conform 
  • Suitable for EO-free, silicone-free formulations
  • Easy to handle (liquid) and to process (cold-processable)

Eco Integration
  • Improved environmental profile
  • Good environmental integration due to renewable feedstock
  • Readily biogredable (biodegradation >90% in 28 days according to OECD 301B)
  • VOC-free
  • VOC-free
  • No human hazard label
  • Reflects trend towards renewable feedstock (climate change mitigation)
  • Desire for natural products driven by consumers
    • Based on natural, renewable resources* (100% renewable carbon index)
    • Vegetal origin (sunflower)
    • No use of tropical biomass
    • No GMO
    • Highly efficient in the use phase (only low level concentrations of 1-3% required)
    • Low temperature transesterification process leads to reduced CO2 emissions in the production
    • Readily biodegradable (90% in 28 days according to OECD 301B)
    • No environmental hazard label
      • Formulation guidance
      • Alternative for Silicones in stearic acid based formulations: converts the soapy feeling into a rich skin feeling with improved spreadability
      • Suitable for the combination with different emulsifier types
      • ECOCERT approved
      * Product classifies as „naturally derived“ according to ISO 16128-1
      • INCI Name:
        Sunflower Seed Oil Sorbitol Esters
      • Product Function:
      • Renewable Carbon Index (RCI):
        100 %
      • Environmental Working Group (EWG) Score:
      • Has No Palm Content
      • For details about the Vegan Society label, please contact us.
      Please be aware that Safety Data Sheets are currently restricted to Europe. If you need this document for other regions, please contact us.

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