Sodium cocoamphoacetate is an organic compound derived from coconut oil. Vegetable oils are made up of fatty acids, occurring in enormous quantities in nature. Coconut oil is a very important raw material for sections of the chemical industry. It can easily be split and used to produce soaps, esters and amides. These become surfactants such as betaines, cationics, amphoterics or sulphosuccinates.
Sodium cocoamphoacetate is a foam stabilizer, hair conditioner and a surfactant (surface active agent). It is a mild ingredient suitable for use in cleansing products.
Sodium cocoamphoacetate is a mild surfactant, foam booster, stabilizer and a hair conditioning ingredient. It is used in our shower gels, cleansers and hair products to improve the quality and stability of foam, making it last longer in the presence of oil and dirt. It also supports the action of the primary surfactant, which helps the removal of oil based dirt and debris.
Foam boosters also increase the surface tension of the liquid that surrounds individual bubbles, resulting in foam that doesn't just disappear!
Sodium cocoamphoacetate is useful in face cleansers, scrubs and shaving creams because of its mildness and ability to add slip to the formula, making the product glide smoothly on skin.
When used in shampoo modern surfactants give thick, rich foam and cleanse the hair leaving it feeling very clean. This thorough action dissolves dirt and grease effectively. Hair is left full of shine and in great condition.