Glucamate™ SSE-20 emulsifier

INCI Name: PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate

Glucamate™ SSE-20 and Glucate™ SS emulsifiers are unique, naturally-derived, nonionic emulsifiers that work well together or individually. Glucamate SSE-20 is an ethoxylated methyl glucose ether which has been esterified with stearic acid. It is 100% active and is supplied as a soft solid. Glucate SS emulsifier has water-in-oil emulsifying activity, and Glucamate SSE-20 emulsifier is an oil-in-water emulsifier. Used together, they form a complementary pair offering safety and performance advantages over more conventional emulsifiers. With extremely low eye irritation scores, these ingredients are perfect for creams, lotions and makeup used near the eye.


  • Contributes significantly to emulsion viscosity lowering dependence on other viscosity enhancers
  • Mild surfactant activity and low eye irritation scores great for safe formulations applied around the eye
  • Naturally derived
  • Stabilizer for pigment dispersions in makeup for efficient formulating
  • When used with Glucate SS emulsifier, enables emulsions with liquid crystal structures that create excellent coverage of pigmented skin care products
  • When used with Glucate™ SS emulsifier, can provide long-term shelf life and viscosity stability


  • Anti-aging Products
  • Antiperspirant/Deodorant
  • Body Lotions/Creams/Gels
  • Color Cosmetics
  • Eye Area Skin Care Products
  • Facial Care Products
  • Hand/Foot Care
  • Intimate Cleansers
  • Lip Care
  • Shaving Products
  • Styling Products
  • Sun Care
  • Wipes

Primary Functions

  • Emulsifier