Crodurets are vegetable-derived nonionic surfactants that differ in their degrees of ethoxylation. Croduret 7 is particularly recommended as a primary emulsifier in W/O systems where it produces glossy lotions and soft creams and is suitable for use in cold-mix systems. Croduret 40, 50 and 60 as used as emollients, superfatting agents and O/W emulsifiers and emulsion stabilisers. Croduret 40 and 50 are also widely used in a variety of oral formulations, they are virtually tasteless solubilisers for vitamins, medicated mouthwashes, essential oils, certain drugs and for propellants in aerosol vehicles. Recommended topical usage levels of 0.5-15%.
- Ph. Eur.
- Human pharmaceutical
- Veterinary health
- White/ pale yellow viscous liquid