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Comparatively Speaking: Solubility in Surfactants vs. Compounds

Anthony J. O'Lenick provides a brief overview of solubility as the key to surfactant activity and compares it with compounds such as sodium chloride, for the benefit of novice formulators.

Natural Surfactants for Gentle, High Foam Cleansing

Colonial Chemical has introduced natural surfactants to provide mild cleansing and high foaming properties in wash-off applications including sulfate-free products.

Surfactants and Cleansing Products

Today, cleansing products are available in solid bar, liquid and gel forms and can be based on alkaline salts and synthetic and natural surfactants. When substituted for alkaline salts, synthetic and natural surfactants improve the foam structure and mildness of formulas.

Quillaja: Nature's Soap

The thick inner bark of Quillaja saponaria from the rain forests of Chile and Peru, known as soap bark tree, lathers when it is rubbed with water.

Researchers Awarded for Hydrophilic/Lipophilic Surfactant Work

Work presented by award recipients shows that the curvature of ionic surfactants can determine how much a surfactant hates or loves water.

Comparatively Speaking: Amphilic vs. Non-amphilic Compounds

The term amphilic refers to a compound that possesses at least two groups that, if present in pure form, are insoluble in one another. The groups that are most commonly encountered are oil and water.

Study Finds Wipes and the Surfactants in Them Doing Well

A recent market report has found that the wipe market is still rising. Rising along with it are the surfactants deposited into wipes, which may replace solvents.

Sulfate vs. Sulfate-free: Information to Make a Choice

In the present article, the author considers factors for sulfate vs. sulfate-free formulating, including cost, foam and viscosity. In addition, two test formulations with and without sulfates are compared. The author concludes that little sound science exists to support the current “sulfate-free” market trend, especially when considering the potential benefits sulfates can impart in formulations.

Extra-mild Sulfosuccinate Surfactant

With low skin and eye irritation properties, this surfactant works in mild shampoos, detanglers, facial cleaners and anti-acne formulations.

Surfactants from Coconut Oil, Corn Syrup

Colonial Chemicals has derived eco-friendly surfactants from coconut oil and corn syrup to launch its latest product series for personal care applications.

Surfactant vs. Gemini Surfactant

Industry expert Tony O'Lenick examines the difference between these two types of surfactants or surface acting agents.

Selecting Silicone Surfactants for Personal Care Formulations

Interactions between a silicone surfactant and a fatty surfactant can alter the properties of a formulation. Here, the authors provide a case study of dimethicone copolyols in a shampoo.