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Please note, we will no longer be stocking the non-COSMOS variety of MF Emulsifier. This is due to supplier issues surrounding Brexit, please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Inci:Sodium stearoyl lactylate

An emulsifier used together with VE Emulsifier and Cetearyl Alcohol to make oil in water (O/W) creams and lotions that are strong, stable with a good skin feel.


A creamy white powder with a very faint odour made from combining non dairy lactic acid with stearic acid.
The lactic acid is derived by using bacteria such as Bacillus Acidilacti, Lactobacillus Delbueckii or Lactobacillus Bulgaricus to ferment carbohydrates from non dairy sources such as cornstarch, potatoes and molasses.
It does not function as a stand alone emulsifier and needs to be used in combination with VE Emulsifier and Cetearyl Alcohol.It makes very stable creams and lotions.
SAP Value 190 - 230 mg KOH/g
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng), the functions of MF Emulsifier are: Emulsifying.To view more information, visit the CosIng Databasehere.
MF Emulsifier COSMOS Approved Version
This version of MF Emulsifier is currently listed on our COSMOS approved ACS Schedule for non organic ingredients. This means that it is approved for use in COSMOS certified products. It is 100% plant based Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate. It is non GMO and the country of origin is Malaysia or Indonesia for the Palm Kernel Oil and the EU (Denmark) for the Rapeseed Oil. It has not been tested on animals and is suitable for Vegans.


Skin Care
The emulsifier is recognised as an humectant which increases the moisture levels of the skin.
This means that simply by using this emulsification system, you are hydrating the skin and keeping it younger looking.
It is effective at penetrating the top layer of the skin which further enhances the absorption of active ingredients in the cream or lotion.
Suitable for all skin types.
Hair Care
As it is non ionic, it is not compatible with cationic materials so has no great effect with hair care products.
Use at 2% to 6%.
Lotions: 2-3%
Oily skin creams: 3-4%
Normal skin creams: 4-5%
Dry skin creams: 4.5-5%
Water soluble so use in the heated Stage 2 when making creams and lotions.


Always use with VE Emulsifier and Cetearyl Alcohol

Click on the links below to be directed to great recipes featuring MF Emulsifier:


Here is a link to all non batch specific documents for this product Link to Technical Documents

If you have any questions about the documents or need the Certificate of Analysis (COA) for a product which you have recived, then please request that here.

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01 December 2023
Stella SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

I bought this ingredient because I heard it's great for removing soapiness in emulsions, so I'm looking forward to experimenting with it.

27 August 2023
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Amazing !

I used this ingredient along with VE Emulsifier and Cetearyl Alcohol to make an eye cream. This eye cream has held itself together and its been over 8 months. I also had other queries and the technical team were helpful. I am pleased with the customer service I received :)

29 August 2023

Aromantic UK

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21 December 2022
beth c.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product

Very good!

I've used this emulsifier and aromantic for years, highly recommend

21 December 2022

Aromantic UK

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we really appreciate your feedback. The Aromantic Team

21 February 2022
Netherlands Netherlands
I recommend this product

MF Emulsifier

This is a great product used together with VE Emulsifier and cetearl alcohol and we have been using it for years in our cream and lotion products. My only issue is that we don't need it to be COSMOS certified, so it is a pity that the cheaper non-certified version is no longer available due to post-Brexit issues. I hope it will be possible to stock the non-COSMOS version again in the future.

21 February 2022

Aromantic UK

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25 January 2021
France France
I recommend this product

Très satisfaite

Prix correct pour cet émulsifiant que je ne trouve plus en France. Livraison relativement rapide vu les circonstances. Merci à vous.

08 January 2021
Renate T.
Italy Italy
I recommend this product

Very happy!

Haven't used it yet but delivery was good and the product looks and smells great!