Any thought on thickening Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate?

Hi Everyone,

Just see if I can get lucky to get any twinkle from here. I am trying to develop a body wash formula with Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate as the primary surfactant. However, I didn't get much luck in thickening it up. I have tried the following thickener that works: HEC, Xanthan Gum, PEG-XYZ OPQ, and Ultrez-20.

However, I never found any co-surfactant that can thicken up this surfactant. I noticed that using an extra thickener will decrease the spreadability of the formula. 

So, I am trying to put my question here to see if any professional can help with a Co-surfactant can work, or any thickener will provide shear-thinning properties for surfactant.

P.S The formula I tried has the following ingredients (Not organized in order): Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Lauric Acid, Myristic Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Alaninate, Water, NANAEDTA, Cocamidopropyl Betain, preservative, Glyceryl Oleate, Xanthan Gum.

Thanks.

Comments

  • How about Sorbithix L-100? Works great for me at just 1.5-2%
  • IchlasIchlas Member
    Aculyn 22 or Aqua SF-1 might work
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  • ketchitoketchito Member
    @ShawnL9022 If you want a co-surfactant that increases viscosity without adding a thickening polymer, and since you have CAPB in your formula, you cound increase CAPB and add a non-ionic surfactant of the amide type, such as Cocamide MIPA or MEA, which will have a synergy effect when added to a formula that has CAPB.
  • ketchito said:
    @ShawnL9022 If you want a co-surfactant that increases viscosity without adding a thickening polymer, and since you have CAPB in your formula, you cound increase CAPB and add a non-ionic surfactant of the amide type, such as Cocamide MIPA or MEA, which will have a synergy effect when added to a formula that has CAPB.
    Thank you!!
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