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Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate

Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate

What is Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate?

Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate is a mild surfactant derived from coconut oil and glycine, an amino acid. In skincare, it functions as a gentle cleansing agent, effectively removing dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin's surface without causing irritation or stripping away natural oils. Due to its mild nature, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and is commonly used in facial cleansers, body washes, and shampoo formulations.

How does this ingredient work in skincare?

Unlike harsher surfactants, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate has a gentle cleansing action due to its mild nature, derived from coconut oil and glycine. It works by surrounding oil and dirt molecules, loosening them from the skin, and allowing them to be rinsed away with water. Additionally, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate produces a creamy lather that enhances the cleansing experience without causing dryness or irritation. 

How does this ingredient compare to others?

In comparison to other surfactants, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate offers several advantages. Firstly, it is known for its exceptional mildness, making it suitable for sensitive skin types that may react adversely to harsher cleansing agents like sulfates. Unlike sulfates, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate maintains the skin's natural moisture balance, preventing excessive dryness and irritation during cleansing. Additionally, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate produces a rich and creamy lather that enhances the overall cleansing experience, providing a luxurious feel without compromising on efficacy. 


Potential benefits of this ingredient for the skin

Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate offers several potential benefits for the skin:

  • Gentle Cleansing: As a mild surfactant, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate 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 Moisture: Unlike harsher surfactants, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate helps maintain the skin's natural moisture balance, preventing excessive dryness and dehydration during cleansing.
  • Luxurious Lather: Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate produces a creamy lather that enhances the overall cleansing experience, leaving the skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
  • Versatile Use: Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate is commonly used in various skincare products, including facial cleansers, body washes, and shampoo formulations, offering versatile benefits for overall skin health and hygiene.

Products we use this ingredient in

Higher Capacity Cleansing Fluid

References

  • Burnett CL, Heldreth B, Bergfeld WF, et al. Safety Assessment of Amino Acid Alkyl Amides as Used in Cosmetics. International Journal of Toxicology. 2017;36(1_suppl):17S-56S. doi:10.1177/1091581816686048