About non-ionic surfactants

fotis83fotis83 Member
edited August 3 in Formulating
Question In liquid shower gel and shampoo, if we put a non-ionic surfactant, which would you prefer and why? 1) coco glucoside 2) decyl glucoside 3) Lauryl glucoside 4) Glyceryl Caprylate glycoside this last one also does to dissolve the perfume

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  • All of them dissolve perfume. 

    I would use non of them in body product because they make skin dry. 

    Lauryl increase viscosity, others reduce viscosity. 
  • fotis83fotis83 Member
    Abdullah said:
    All of them dissolve perfume. 

    I would use non of them in body product because they make skin dry. 

    Lauryl increase viscosity, others reduce viscosity. 
    Thank you very much for your reply. With an amphoteric surfactant together with anionic surfactants it will be better without nonionic surfactants we will be included οκ
  • For skin products i like anionic surfactant alone or small amount of amphoteric maybe for viscosity.

    For hair it is different. 
  • @fotis83 It really depends. I agree with @Abdullah, to have an anionic as main surfactant (due to cost and type of foam). Detergency can be boosted with a non ionic (like Lauryl glucoside), and foam would be increased with an amphoteric or pseudo-amphoteric (like a Betaine, Amphoacetate or Amine oxide -formaly a non ionic-). You need to carefuly choose since different molecules from the same family could impact viscosity differently.
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