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Decyl Glucoside

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Decyl Glucoside is a type of surfactant that works as a solubilizer, emulsifier, and a foaming detergent. It’s a popular form of alkyl polyglucoside, which is a relatively new type of surfactant made from reacting fatty alcohol with cornstarch. This reaction creates a highly biodegradable solution that is tolerant to electrolytes. Decyl glucoside comes from renewable, biodegradable, and plant-derived raw materials. As such, it’s ideal for cleansing products where mildness and environmental concerns are important. It’s often found in baby shampoo, sensitive skin formulations, and green or natural health products.

Decyl glucoside is not harmful and has a lower skin irritation level compared to other surfactants. This ingredient is often an attractive choice for shampoos and other personal care cleaning applications because it has desirable foaming properties. Consumers often see foam as an essential part of the cleaning process, and decyl glucoside produces voluminous foam that has an excellent stability in personal care applications.

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