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Disodium Cocoamph-odiacetate

Disodium Cocoamph-odiacetate

What is Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate?

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate is a mild, amphoteric surfactant derived from coconut oil. In skincare, it functions as a gentle cleansing agent and foam booster, effectively removing dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin's surface without causing irritation or stripping away natural oils.

How does this ingredient work in skincare?

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate functions as an amphoteric surfactant in skincare formulations. As an amphoteric compound, it contains both positively and negatively charged groups, enabling it to act as both anionic and cationic surfactant depending on the pH of the formulation. In skincare, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate works by effectively removing dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin's surface through its surfactant properties. Its mild nature allows it to cleanse the skin without causing irritation or disrupting the skin's natural moisture barrier. Additionally, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate can help to stabilize foam formation in cleansers and improve the overall cleansing experience. 

How does this ingredient compare to others?

Unlike sulfates or other anionic surfactants, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate has a balanced charge, allowing it to cleanse effectively without causing irritation or stripping away natural oils. Additionally, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate is biodegradable and environmentally friendly, making it a preferred choice for eco-conscious consumers. Furthermore, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate produces a stable foam that enhances the overall cleansing experience, providing a luxurious feel without compromising on gentleness.

Potential benefits of this ingredient for the skin

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate offers several potential benefits for the skin:

  • Gentle Cleansing: As a mild surfactant, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate effectively removes dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin's surface without causing irritation or stripping away natural oils.
  • Suitable for Sensitive Skin: Its gentle nature makes it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive or easily irritated skin, providing a comfortable cleansing experience without exacerbating existing skin conditions.
  • Maintains Skin Barrier: Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate helps maintain the skin's natural moisture balance and pH levels, supporting the integrity of the skin barrier and preventing excessive dryness or dehydration.
  • Enhances Foam Formation: Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate contributes to stable foam formation in skincare products, improving the overall cleansing experience and leaving the skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Products we use this ingredient in

Higher Capacity Cleansing Fluid

References

  • Corazza, Monica et al. “Irritant and sensitizing potential of eight surfactants commonly used in skin cleansers: an evaluation of 105 patients.” Dermatitis : contact, atopic, occupational, drug vol. 21,5 (2010): 262-8.