Polysorbate 80 Polysorbate 80 is similar in use and structure as Polysorbate 60 Polysorbate 60 is an emulsifying agent that helps stabilize two substances that will not normally mix (like oil and water. Short for polyoxyethylene-20 sorbitan monostearate, Polysorbate 60 is made of corn, palm oil, and petroleum. It does not spoil and sometimes used to replace dairy or fat to extend the productâ€™s shelf life. The additive helps whiteners dissolve in coffee, prevent staleness of baked goods, and keep artificial whipped cream fluffy. Polysorbates are made by combining ethylene oxide, which is a precursor to antifreeze, with a sugar alcohol derivative. Polysorbate 60 and 80 are found in cleaning products, motor oils, lubricants, shampoos, cosmetics, lotions, vaccines, etc. Goldshmidt, Vivian. "12 Dangerous and Hidden Food Ingredients in Seemingly Healthy Foods | Save Our Bones." Osteoporosis Natural Treatments - Truth About Osteoporosis Drugs - Osteoporosis Diet - Osteoporosis Treatment Information. Web. 17 May 2011.