Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (from Coconut Oil)

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Cleansing and conditioning
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Sodium cocoamphoacetate is a surfactant that gently cleanses the skin and hair while making a luxurious foam. It is often found in haircare as it is also conditioning.



Sodium cocoamphoacetate is derived from the fatty acids of coconut oil. It is a surfactant, a compound with a hydrophobic tail and a hydrophilic head. This means it attracts oil and water, helping the different ingredients of a formula to blend, and sebum and impurities to be lifted from the skin and washed off with water. It is considered milder than sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and is therefore a good alternative to those who want to avoid it. 

Not only cleansing, but sodium cocoamphoacetate is also appreciated for many other properties. As a foam stabiliser, it increases the surface tension of the liquid that surrounds individual bubbles, resulting in a rich foam that doesn't just disappear. It is also conditioning the hair and helps creams and shower gels to glide smoothly on the skin.

Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (from Coconut Oil) can be found in these products
Products with this ingredient
Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (from Coconut Oil) can be found in these products
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