Cocamidopropyl Betaine is an organic detergent and foaming agent often used in personal care products such as shampoos, shower gels and cleansers. It is usually derived from coconut oil and is an amphoteric, meaning it can carry both positively and negatively charged ions. This makes it a versatile substance that works well in combination with other cleaners. This smooth, thin, clear light yellow liquid is one of the most popular surfactants used in today’s products. It is fully biodegradable, has low odor and acts as a secondary thickener in personal care cleaning products such as shampoos and body wash.
Characteristics and uses of Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Cleansing power: Cocamidopropyl Betaine is known for its excellent cleansing properties. It can effectively remove oil and dirt from skin and hair.
Foaming: It is known for its ability to create foam, which contributes to the pleasant texture of products such as shampoos and shower gels.
Mild properties: Cocamidopropyl Betaine is generally milder than some other cleansers, making it suitable for use in products for sensitive skin.
Compatibility: It works well with a wide range of other ingredients, so it is often used in combination with other cleaners and additives.
Appearance: Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a clear liquid. It may be colorless or have a slight yellow tint.
How to use Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Cocamidopropyl Betaine can be used in a wide range of personal care applications, including shampoos and skin cleansers. Add 5 to 40% to the water phase of your product.
Be careful to mix carefully when formulating to avoid excessive foaming.