What is an Emulgator in Emulsifiers?
Emulgators are a common ingredient in cosmetic products like creams and bath oils. While a bath oil frequently contains an emulsifier to partially spread the oil in the water, a cream primarily consists of an emulsion of fat in water or of water in fat. The oil would float on the water in the absence of an emulsifier. Accasia, Polysorbate, tragacanth agar, pectin, and glyceryl monostearate are a few examples of emulsifiers found in cosmetic products.
Emulsifiers are frequently used in the food industry to make foods moist or oily (like cakes and bread) or to combine fatty substances with water, like margarine. Lecithin is an illustration of an emulsifier found in food. Egg yolks contain lecithin, which is used, for instance, to make mayonnaise. It guarantees that vinegar and fats work well together. Different E-numbers are used in the E400–E499 range in European food.