Table 1. Source and foam properties of betaines

INCI Name Designation Derived From Foam Properties
Cocamidopropyl Betaine  COAB Coconut oil Highest overall foam height but the least stable, quickest flash foam
Lauramidopropyl Betaine  LMAB Lauric Myristic Fatty Acid   Densest foam, but less voluminous than COAB, requires more agitation
Cetyl Betaine  CET Cetyl dimethyl amine Second to LMB in density of foam, but has the longest sustained foam COB
Cocamidopropyl Betaine (and) Oleamidopropyl Betaine   COB Coconut Oil /Oleic Acid  Moderate foaming in comparison to others, good flash foam with open structure
Ricinoleamidopropyl Betaine   ROAB Castor Oil Moderate foamer with creamy after feel
Dimer Dilinoleamidopropyl Betaine  DLB Dimer Acid Moderate foamer with sustained foam and good after feel