Surfactants and Cleansing Products

Jul 1, 2009 | Contact Author | By: Eric Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd., Inc.
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Title: Surfactants and Cleansing Products
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Keywords: surfactant | alkaline salts | cleansing

Abstract: 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.

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Much has been written about surfactant chemistry and structural functionality.1, 2 In general, products exhibiting some degree of surface activity and the ability to remove soil from a substrate are referred to as cleansing products. Body cleansing has been practiced for thousands of years, primarily with bar soap based on the alkaline salt of a fatty acid. 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.

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Table 1. Surfactant classes and their properties

CT0907 Abrutyn Table 1

See Table 1 for surfactant classes and their properties.

Formula 1. Skin Effects redness control calming gel cleanser

CT0907 Abrutyn Formula 1

Formulas 1-6 are commercial examples of various cleansing systems on the market.

Formula 3. De-Luxe Pumkpikk Spice hand soap by Maison

CT0907 Abrutyn Formula 3

Formulas 1-6 are commercial examples of various cleansing systems on the market.

Formula 2. Nivea for Men sensitive face wash

CT0907 Abrutyn Formula 2

Formulas 1-6 are commercial examples of various cleansing systems on the market.

Formula 4. Dove Essential Nutrients self-foaming lotion

CT0907 Abrutyn Formula 4

Formulas 1-6 are commercial examples of various cleansing systems on the market.

Formula 5. Aveeno Active Naturals Nourish and Moisturize shampoo

CT0907 Aburtyn Formula 5

Formulas 1-6 are commercial examples of various cleansing systems on the market.

Formula 6. California Baby Calming shampoo and body wash

CT0907 Abrutyn Formula 6

Formulas 1-6 are commercial examples of various cleansing systems on the market.

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