Emulsifiers, Surfactants


Vegetable based fatty alcohol that functions as an emollient, co-emulsifier, emulsion stabiliser, opacifier, viscosity modifier and structure modifier for cosmetics. Imparts a pleasant, dry, velvety emollience to the...


Naturally derived O/W emulsifier with moisturizing properties, very mild to the skin. Ideal for sensitive skin and in preparations where extra hydration must be achieved. Interesting applications include body yoghurt...


All-purpose thickening fatty alcohol used as a co-emulsifier, viscosity and consistency enhancer, gives a pleasant soft and velvety skin feel. Gives dry emollience, reduces excessive oiliness in preparations.


Highly concentrated amphoteric surfactant with excellent foaming and cleaning properties, high purity. Very gentle to skin, gives mildness to formulations. Can be used in all kind of toiletries, oral care...


Provides a synergy of mildness, foam performance and effective cleansing, is environmentally friendly and has a good skin compatibility, ideal for sensitive skin, daily hygiene and in natural concepts.


A special emulsifier that forms cold process emulsions, particularly useful when working with heat-sensitive ingredients. In addition to emulsions, oily gels can also be obtained which instantly turn into lotions on...


Vegetable derived self-emulsifier that forms O/W emulsions for skin and hair care, provides fast absorption and non-greasy, elegant skin feel, gives glossy, smooth and creamy emulsions with superior sensory benefits.


High performance conditioning agent and emulsifier for hair rinses and conditioners. Improves the wet and dry combability of hair, as well as the volume and body of hair. Enhances the feel of hair while reducing the...


Emulsifier based on natural renewable raw materials, suitable for the formulation of O/W creams and lotions, forms elegant emulsions with bright white appearance and distinct sensorial benefits.


Plant based emulsifier for O/W creams and lotions, forms stable emulsions, easy to process, can be used in a wide range of skincare formulations. Provides light, elegant and soft skin feel.


Versatile, high performance O/W emulsifier, particularly suitable for low viscosity emulsions such as serums, lotions and fluid creams with a low oil content. Provides flexibility in formulation, a wide variety of...


Naturally derived self-emulsifying ingredient designed for oil-in-water emulsions, with excellent skin affinity and sensorial versatility. Promotes the delivery of water-soluble actives in the epidermis.


Natural derived emulsifier for robust formulations, well balanced, with a high affinity to the skin, giving a smooth and silky skin feel. Assures broad spectrum of formats and sensory profiles.


Efficient cationic conditioning agent with emulsifying properties for hair and skin formulations. Vegetable based viscosity increaser and emulsion stabilizer used in conditioners, detanglers, deep conditioning...


Based on olive oil, a natural water-in-oil emulsifier ideal to prepare rich creams, sun protection creams and make-up products. Brings multifunctional benefits as a powder dispersant, lipogel agent, waterproofing...


A concentrated blend of mild surfactants, ready-to-use versatile base with good foam, suitable for sulfate-free body and hair cleansing formulations. Particularly adapted for daily wash, sensitive skin and baby...


Naturally derived high-performance additive that supports moisturization in surfactant based preparations, enhances viscosity and improves the mildness. Creates a softening sensation to skin and hair. 


Widely used naturally derived surfactant with good dermatological compatibility and viscosity enhancing benefits. Flexible and multi-functional, mild yet effective in personal care cleaning formulations.


A special derivative of lecithin suitable for creating out of ordinary emulsions with high water content, that are lighter, less greasy, less film-forming and which absorbs more quickly. Brings conditioning benefits...


A mild solubilizer for lipophilic substances and co-emulsifier for O/W emulsions. Multipurpose, effective and versatile non-ionic surfactant for use in cosmetic applications. 

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A coconut derived surfactant with high foaming performance and extreme mildness, suited for use in a variety of cleansing personal care products for skin and hair including solid bars, imparts a luxurious, silky skin...


Derived from coconut oil, is a powerful surfactant that is suitable in good cleansing and high foaming applications like solid and liquid shampoos, cleansers and bubble baths. Ideal to prepare concentrated shampoos,...

Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate
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Naturally derived mild cleansing agent with high foaming capacity, ideal to low irritation product formulations like skin friendly cleansers, shampoos, body washes, hand cleansers and bubble baths. 


A natural solubilizer that shows excellent solubilizing performance, a powerful PEG-free alternative designed to solubilize essential oils, fragrance oils and other lipophilic ingredients in aqueous based preparations.


A fatty acid that occurs naturally in vegetable butters. It is used used to thicken and stabilize formulations in a variety of products like lotion bars, creams, balms, salves, sticks, soaps and candles.

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What are emulsifiers?

Emulsifiers are substances that help two immiscible liquids, such as oil and water, mix together to form a stable emulsion. They have both hydrophilic (water-loving) and hydrophobic (oil-loving) properties, making them ideal for creating and stabilizing emulsions. In cosmetics, emulsifiers are used to bind oil and water-based ingredients together, ensuring a smooth and homogenous product.

The role of surfactants in cosmetics

Surfactants act as surface-active agents that help remove dirt, oil, and other impurities from the skin or hair. They work by reducing the surface tension between water and oil, allowing them to mix together. Surfactants are essential in cleansing products such as shampoos, body washes, and face cleansers.

Traditional vs. natural emulsifiers and surfactants

While traditional emulsifiers and surfactants have been widely used in cosmetics for many years, there has been a growing concern about their potential harmful effects on both our health and the environment.

As a result, more and more cosmetic companies are turning towards natural alternatives that are safer for both consumers and the planet. Natural emulsifiers and surfactants are typically derived from plant-based sources, making them biodegradable and sustainable.

Popular natural emulsifiers and surfactants

Some popular natural emulsifiers and surfactants include lecithin, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, and glucosides. These ingredients not only provide effective emulsifying and cleansing properties but also offer additional benefits to the skin, such as hydration and nourishment. They are gentle on the skin and suitable for all skin types, making them a popular choice among consumers looking for natural cosmetic products.

The future of emulsifiers and surfactants in cosmetics

The demand for natural ingredients in cosmetics is expected to continue to rise, leading to further advancements and innovations in the development of natural emulsifiers and surfactants. As more research is conducted on the potential harmful effects of traditional ingredients, it is likely that natural alternatives will become the norm in the cosmetics industry.

By choosing natural emulsifiers and surfactants, consumers can not only enjoy effective and safe products but also contribute to a more sustainable future. Overall, the use of emulsifiers and surfactants in cosmetics will continue to play a vital role in creating high-quality, safe and sustainable products for consumers.

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