Green CAPB and Green Cocoamphoacetate
Description: Green CAPB – Babassumidopropyl Betaine and Green Cocoamphoacetate – Sodium Babassuamphoacetate
Applications: Skin, body and hair cleansing
Use levels: Green Betaine (2-10%); Green Cocoamphoacetate (2-10%)
Attributes: Sustainably sourced amphoteric surfactants derived from native, unrefined babacu oil offer flexibility to formulate innovative and versatile cleansing formulations that is free of palm derived ingredients. Both the surfactants are compatible with anionic, non-ionic and other amphoteric surfactants.
Endinol MILD B-SF65A
INCI: Sodium cocoyl isethionate (and) cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine (and) lauryl glucoside (and) cocamidopropylamine oxide (and) caprylyl/capryl glucoside
Applications: shampoo, body wash, facial cleanser, liquid hand soap, manual dishwashing detergents
Use levels: 45-60% percent (lowest on secondary to highest on primary)
Attributes: Does not contain MCI/MIT, formaldehyde, halogens, or parabens. Based on vegetable-derived, mild, and gentle surfactants which can be easily diluted to achieve exceptional foaming and feel. Can be used as a high-foaming, mild, secondary surfactant. Contains no ingredients with Proposition 65 warnings.
INCI: Sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate (and) cocamidopropyl betaine (and) cocamide MIPA
Applications: shampoo, body wash, liquid hand soap, pet shampoo
Use levels: 20-40%
Attributes: An SLS- and SLES-free surfactant blend that can be easily diluted to make a variety of personal care cleansing products. Excellent pH stability. Unique combination of surfactants optimized to produce high foaming products that are easily thickened with electrolytes. Free from: alkyl and alkyl ether, 1,4-dioxane, DEA and formaldehyde.
Endinol MILD SFB-10SK
INCI: Disodium laureth sulfosuccinate (and) sodium cocoyl isethionate (and) cocamidopropyl betaine
Applications: shampoo, body wash, facial cleanser
Use levels: 5-60%
Attributes: A sulfate-free surfactant blend easily diluted to make a variety of personal care cleansing products. Optimized to produce high-foaming, yet exceptionally gentle, finished products. Builds high viscosity with the addition of salt, amides or polymers, and creates a voluminous, stable foam. Use as primary or secondary surfactant in mild formulations to achieve exceptional foaming and feel.
Applications: Industrial and institutional cleaning, degreasers, solvent replacement
Use levels: Application dependent
Comments: Tomakleen G-14 is a highly efficient nonionic system formulated to replace solvent activity in cleaning formulations. It is compatible with nearly all additives, co-surfactants, and builders. It will penetrate soils and wet surfaces effectively. It will augment any industrial cleaning formula by providing effective penetration and wetting. It is readily biodegradable (>60% in 10 days).
Applications: All types of hard surface cleaning
Use levels: Depends on application; supports high dilution levels
Comments: Tomadol 904 is a multifunctional nonionic surfactant that shows highly high performance in cleaning and degreasing. It may replace oxygenated solvents and specialty additives that enhance cleaning effectiveness. It is readily biodegradable (>60% in 10 days).
Innospec Performance Chemicals
Description: Sodium lauroyl glutamate
Applications: Body washes, liquid hand soap, baby care products, feminine care wash foaming washes and shower mousse
Use levels: 1-30% (w/w) as primary or co-surfactant in a range of formula types
Comments: Pureact GLT is a naturally derived anionic surfactant produced from L-glutamic acid, a naturally occurring amino acid and lauric acid. This extremely mild surfactant is non-irritating and readily biodegradable. Pureact GLT produces excellent foam and offers a silky, soft after feel.
Description: Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate (and) Sodium Cocoyl lsethionate (and) Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Applications: Body washes, shampoo, facial cleaners
Comments: Pureact SIB-10 is an ultra-mild, sulfate-free, multi-purpose surfactant blend optimized to produce excellent foaming in finished products. This rich combination gives a thick voluminous stable lather making it ideal for premium shampoos and body washes.
Description: Sodium methyl lauroyl taurate
Applications: Shower gels, shampoo, syndet bars and cleansing sticks
Comments: Pureact TR-L90 is a unique, sodium chloride-free version of sodium methyl lauroyl taurate. It is naturally derived from vegetable sources and is readily biodegradable.
Locus Performance Ingredients (Locus PI)
Applications: Personal care
Use levels: Unique to each formulation
Comments: Ferma is a line of pure glycolipid-class ingredients customized to provide a safer and more sustainable replacement to petrochemical surfactants, with 5-25X better performance. These biodegradable and multifunctional biosurfactants are GMO-free with no palm, 1,4-dioxane, EO, formaldehyde or other harmful trace materials—eliminating regulatory and consumer concerns in personal care formulations.
Lubrizol Life Science—Beauty
Sulfochem DXS surfactants (ES-70DXS, ES-701DXS, ES-703DXS)
Description: Sodium laureth sulfate
Applications: Hand soaps, body washes, facial cleansers, mild cleansers, shampoos, shaving products
Use levels: 5-40% as supplied
Comments: Sulfochem DXS surfactants are naturally derived, low 1,4 dioxane, high active surfactants. A cost-effective, easy-to-use solution with high flowability, they provide copious, rich foam for cleansing and shaving products. The surfactants are low odor, low color and have no added antioxidants or preservatives. 1 to 3 mole variants are also offered.
Chemoryl SFB-4SB surfactant
INCI: Disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium cocoyl isethionate and sodium lauroyl sarcosinate
Applications: Shampoos, body washes, hand soaps, facial cleansers, mild cleansers
Use levels: 25-45% as supplied
Comments: Chemoryl SFB-4SB surfactant provides very gentle cleansing and great foaming properties, making it an excellent choice for color protection shampoos. It is a cost-effective, concentrated system that is free from alkyl and alkyl ether sulfates. It is also DEA and MEA amide-free and features a globally accepted preservative.
Chembetaine SB surfactant
INCI: Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine
Applications: Mild cleansers, hand soaps, body washes, shampoos, facial cleansers, shaving products
Use levels: 3-15% as supplied
Attributes: Chembetaine SB surfactant is a mild amphoteric surfactant that reduces irritancy and is ideal for mild cleansers and shaving products. It has excellent foaming properties, with high purity, low color and low odor. No added preservatives, but has the ability to build viscosity and high actives at 50%.
INCI/Description: Polyglyceryl-2 Ccaprate, propylene glycol, disodium coco-glucoside citrate, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, water
INCI/Description: Diglycerin, propylene glycol, disodium coco-glucoside citrate, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, water
Applications: Practically waterless (<10%), liquid, cleansing preparations
Use levels: 1-100%
Comments: 100% biobased, RSPO- MB certified, Ecocert, sustainable surfactants suitable for anhydrous cleansing products. Generate high density foam. Impart soft skin feel.
Description: Nonionic Blend
Applications: degreasers, glass and mirror cleaners, hard surface cleaners, vehicle cleaners
Use levels: 0.05-10%
Comments: Stepan’s Low Film/Streak Technology offers powerful cleaning without leaving behind a noticeable residue. Bio-Soft LFS-07 finds utility in multi-purpose and multi-surface products, from tackling tough dirt and grime to cleaning windows and countertops. Bio-Soft LFS-07 is also balanced to provide enhanced degreasing capabilities.
Description: Nonionic surfactant
Applications: Automatic dishwashing detergents, rinse aids, warewash detergents
Use levels: 10-40%
Comments: Makon NF-180 is designed for low- foaming and defoaming applications, plus the necessary performance properties to reduce streaking and spotting by allowing water to sheet off of flatware, glasses and dishes. Makon NF-180 is a well-suited choice for elevated- and low-temperature I&I warewash rinse aids and home dishwasher rinse aids.
Description: Dioleylethyl hydroxyethylmonium methosulfate (and) sunflower seed oil glycerides
Applications: Hair conditioners, hair treatments, hair masks, hair styling products, conditioning shampoos
Use levels: 0.5-5%
Comments: Stepanquat Soleil is a China IECIC- listed modern hair conditioning agent based on European, GMO-free sunflower oil. It shows equal performance to behentrimonium chloride (BTAC) and smooths each individual hair strand, allowing for easy combing on wet and dry hair. It is 100% active, liquid and cold processable.
Vantage Personal Care
Metaupon KMT 30 MB
INCI/Description: Sodium methyl cocoyl taurate
Applications: Shampoos, facial cleansers, oral care, bath additives, baby care
Use levels: 1-30%
Comments: Metaupon surfactants are high performance foam enhancers that create a rich and dense foam for mild rinse-off formulations. They are intended as foam boosters and foam stabilizers. These sulfate-free surfactants are ideally used for clean-beauty personal care formulations. Metaupon surfactants provide a great skin feel, contributing to the overall improved sensorial