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  • Are these surficants enough to make a shampoo, face wash, or body wash??

    Posted by abierose on March 23, 2021 at 1:13 am

    I have yet to make any products that use surficants so please excuse my ignorance!! My question is, if I have Cocamidopropyl Betain (30% asm), Decyl Glucoside (51% asm), and Foaming Apple (INCI: Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids), can either or any combination of these be used to make an effective shampoo, or body wash, or face wash.. ? 
    Thanks in advance for any feedback and again, my apologies if this is a silly question!

    abierose replied 1 year, 10 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • jemolian

    Member
    March 23, 2021 at 6:39 am

    You would be able to. Ultimately it depends on your combination and percentage of Active Surfactant Matter based on your preference on foam or performance. 

  • MetalizeMerz

    Member
    March 23, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    With these 3 surfactants, you can make any kind cleanser that you want. The point is that you will find it difficult to control the feel and viscosity of your product with just these 3 materials.

  • abierose

    Member
    March 23, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    With these 3 surfactants, you can make any kind cleanser that you want. The point is that you will find it difficult to control the feel and viscosity of your product with just these 3 materials.

    Are you saying that some different surficants would allow better control over the viscosity of the entire formula? Obviously I would have other ingredients in the formula besides just the surficants…is it usually the role of the surficants to control the viscosity of the end product? I’m new to surficants! Thank you for your help!