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Oleic Acid

Oleic Acid Product Applications

oleic acidOleic Acid is the most abundant of the unsaturated fatty acids in nature. It is a mono unsaturated omega-9 fatty acid found in various animal and vegetables sources. It has been identified in various foods such as brown rice and beef. It is a pale yellow or brownish yellow oily liquid with a lard-like odour, insoluble in water. It is used in the food industry to make synthetic butters and cheeses, to flavour baked goods, sweets, ice cream and lemonade. It is also used in cosmetics in the preparation of moisturisers and ointments.

Oleic acid grades available from H Foster:

  • Tallow Oleine
  • Oleic Acid Grade BP

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Lanolin: A Key Ingredient Conform To PH Eur

Lanolin! One of the best emollients and moisturising ingredient nature has to offer. Sustainably sourced, highly purified and safe Lanis EP is this month our star product.


LANIS EP is ultra-pure, pharmaceutical grade anhydrous lanolin that conforms to the most recent edition of the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph Eur). It is an essentially water-free wool wax that contains less than 0.25% by weight of water (w/w). It is produced by refining and bleaching lanolin obtained in the wool-washing process.

LANIS EP is a yellow unctuous substance with a slight, pleasant odour. Presentation: 45kg drums.

LANIS EP gives creams an ointment-like, rich texture. It is an emollient, skin softening, moisturising and conditioning agent and is an effective vehicle for active substances. It can be used in skin care preparations for adults and babies as well as sunscreen, colour cosmetics, hair care, shaving and soap products.

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