How to select ingredients smarter and faster for your Cosmetics & Personal Care formulations? Renowned experts in the field have designed these Selection Guides to assist you further in your selection according to your applications. In this section, we also provide you with Technology Profiles, states of the art of the main ingredients used in Cosmetics & Personal Care.
How to Select Cleansing Agents / Surfactants
By Eric Abrutyn
This Selection Guide deals specifically with the ability of cleansing agents to remove contaminants from a substrate, should it be hair or skin. Surfactants are mainly usedfor their ability to reduce the surface tension between two phases. In general, they may act as detergents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, and dispersants.