Decyl Glucoside

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Decyl Glucoside is a mild surfactant or cleansing/ foaming agent is an ingredient commonly used in making foaming cleansing personal-care products including baby shampoo, body washes and cleansers for sensitive skin. It is derived from plants plant and gentle for all skin and hair types.

INCI Name: Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate

Other Names: Foaming agent, Foam booster

Ingredient Function: Non-ionic Surfactant

Composed of: Decyl Glucoside and Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate

Derived From: Coconut, plant-based fatty acids of vegetable oils

Appearance: Viscous Liquid; Comes in clear to light yellow to amber/ maize-yellow

Texture: Slippery like soap

Smell: Mild odour; has a characteristic detergent smell

Solubility: Water-soluble

Usage Rate: 4 to 40%

Storage: Store in a tightly sealed container, away from heat and cold

Shelf Life: 24 Months when properly stored

Formulation Notes:

  • Can be added as-is during formulation
  • PH Range: 11.5 to 12.5
  • Non-Ionic
  • ASM (Active Surfactant Matter): 51-55%
  • Decyl Glucoside is easily thickened with: xanthan gum 10 to 0.3%, carbomer 940 10 to 0.5%, non-ionic surfactants, natural or synthetic polymers
  • Can either be used as the main/ primary surfactant or as a secondary/ co-surfactant during formulation of cleansing products


Common Uses of Decyl Glucoside

Decyl Glucoside is commonly used to make the following types of bodycare products, including shampoos and cleansers. Here are some types of cosmetic products you’ll find Decyl Glucoside on their ingredient labels:

  • Baby shampoo
  • Shampoos and Hand washes
  • Shower gels, body washes, bubble baths
  • Foaming cleansers
  • Cleansers for sensitive skin
  • Foaming shaving products
  • Can be combined with other Glucosides or surfactants to increase the foaming and skin conditioning properties of the product.
  • It is compatible with other ingredients, including oils and additives


Properties and Benefits of Decyl Glucoside

  • Has a great foaming and cleansing properties, with stable, thick and rich lather
  • Has conditioning and emulsifying properties
  • Very mild surfactant, and so suitable for sensitive skin and gentle on hair
  • Does not dry out the skin
  • Sulfate-free and amide-free foaming agent/ surfactant
  • It is biodegradable
  • Non-ionic
  • Compatible with other surfactants including anionic, non-ionic, and amphoteric surfactants. Not compatible with cationic surfactants
  • Does not increase viscosity and doesn’t even respond to sodium chloride to increase viscosity

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1 review for Decyl Glucoside

  1. Esther Osadolor (verified owner)

    I got everything I ordered for

    • ElsieOrganics (store manager)

      Thanks for the feedback, Esther. Thanks for shopping with us.

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