Sorbitan Olivate is often used as a PEG or polyethylene glycol-free emulsifier. It is said to be the ester from Cetearyl Alcohol combined with the natural fatty acids from Olive Oil. Often it is used in products to blend ingredients together and promote cohesion. According to, Sorbitan Olivate can be found in many eye creams, lotions and facial moisturizers. It is noted to smooth and soften the texture of skin. This compound contains no harmful elements or toxic components, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). It has revealed to be hypoallergenic and safe during clinical tests. It also is said to help creams spread on skin with an appealing silky feel.