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Cosmetics Ingredients
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Cosmetics Ingredients


CAS Number 1613372-14-7
Chem/IUPAC Name: Alcohols, coco, reaction products with glucose
COSING REF No: 75276
Coco-Glucoside is a golden yellow natural ingredient that when added to cosmetics, skincare, or hair care, provides various benefits. It is primarily a surfactant that reduces the tension in the formulations and improves the overall experience. Coco-Glucoside is a common ingredients especially for cleansing products. It is also gentle on the skin and hair when used as a conditioning agent. The chemical formula of Coco-Glucoside is C18H36O6.

What is COCO-GLUCOSIDE used for?

Coco-Glucoside has a number of uses and is quite an important ingredient in the cosmetic industry. This ingredient is well suited for all skin and hair types and can be found in a range of products such as moisturizers, cleansers, and scrubs.
  • Skin care: It is a gentle cleansing agent that provides all moisturizing properties of coconuts to the skin. It is a deeply nourishing emulsifying ingredient that hydrates the skin and locks in moisture for a long period of time. It also prevents the skin from drying out as it imparts hydrating properties to the products.
  • Hair care: It is great for dry and frizzy hair as it conditions them deeply and leaves them nourished. This ingredient helps in detangling the hair and softening out the shafts. Coco-Glucoside is also a great surfactant and reduces the tension in the formulations


Coco-Glucoside is derived from coconuts. It is made by chemically reacting the non-drying fatty alcohol derivative from coconut oil and sugar glucose. Although mostly plant-based, Coco-Glucoside can also be made synthetically in the labs.

What does COCO-GLUCOSIDE do in a formulation?

  • Cleansing
  • Emulsifying
  • Foaming
  • Hair conditioning
  • Surfactant

Safety Profile of COCO-GLUCOSIDE

Coco-Glucoside is safe for the skin and hair. This surfactant has negligible side effects but can cause irritation to some skin types. Therefore, a patch test is recommended prior to full usage. Coco-Glucoside is also safe for the environment. It is non-comedogenic and does not clog pores or cause acne.


COCO-GLUCOSIDE Technical profile

Property Values
pH 11.0
Solubility Soluble in water
Viscosity High
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