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Selecting the Right Surfactant for Cosmetics

Surfactants are key ingredients in many cosmetics formulations. Learn how they are used as a cleanser, emulsifier, dispersant, penetrator or thickener. Surfactants can also be added as wetting, foaming or solubilizing agents to various product formulations. Discover the wide range of surfactants from Sanyo Chemical offering high performance and low-irritancy. Download formulation guides for your hair care, skin care and make-up applications.

Surfactant Applications and Key Benefits

Surfactants in Hair Care Applications

Formulations for hair care applications

Formulations for hair care applications

Sanyo Chemical offers a wide range of surfactants to meet cosmetic formulators’ needs with several benefits to the final product:

  • Low irritancy
  • Excellent foaming properties
  • Easily biodegradability

Click on the links below to view Sanyo Chemical’s formulations for shampoo and hair care applications:
Hair care
Silicone-Free Shampoo with Smooth Combing
Hair care
Sulfate-Free, Highly Foaming Shampoo
Hair care
Scalp Care Shampoo for the Prestige Brand
Hair care
Mild Body Shampoo for Baby
For a complete list of formulations with Sanyo Chemical’s products, visit our formulation page.

Surfactants in Skin Care and Make-Up Applications

Formulations for skin care and make-up applications

Product Datasheets


Sodium Laureth-4 Carboxylate. BEAULIGHT LCA-25N by Sanyo Chemical Industries is an easily biodegradable ether carboxylate-type anionic surfactant with low irritancy. It exhibits high foaming properties under weakly acidic to neutral conditions. It shows moderate detergency and high hard water tolera...


Sodium Lauryl Glycol Carboxylate. BEAULIGHT SHAA by Sanyo Chemical Industries is an anionic hydroxy ether carboxylic acid type detergent base. It produces large amount of foam. It exhibits good foam stability, low irritancy and moderate detergency. It does not cause excessive degreasing of hair and ...


Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate. BEAULIGHT SSS by Sanyo Chemical Industries is an anionic surfactant which produces a large amount of foam under weakly acidic to neutral conditions. It exhibits low irritancy to the skin and eyes. It provides no unpleasant slimy feeling to the skin and is capable of r...


Behentrimonium Chloride (and) Cetearyl Alcohol. ECONOL TM-22 by Sanyo Chemical Industries acts as a conditioning agent. This biodegradable grade imparts excellent ability to retain moisture & softness to hair. It offers outstanding detangling ability when mixed with other surfactants, oils and moist...


Cocoamidopropyl Betaine. LEBON 2000HG by Sanyo Chemical Industries is an easily biodegradable amidopropyl betaine type amphoteric detergent base. It is used as a texture enhancing agent for hair conditioners and a soap-scum dispersant. It exhibits low irritancy to skin & eyes and produces refined ri...


Sodium Cocoamphoacetate. LEBON CIB by Sanyo Chemical Industries is an amphoteric surfactant. It exhibits high tolerance to hard water, high thickening and excellent foaming properties. It shows very low-irritation to hair and skin. LEBON CIB produces refined rich foams. Recommended for use in shampo...


Sodium Polyacrylate Starch. SALANJUL ST-100SP by Sanyo Chemical Industries is an aqueous rheology control agent. This naturally derived base material provides smoothness with no stickiness. It needs simple process for dispersion in water and creates gel easily. SALANJUL ST-100SP finds application in...

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