What are surfactants?
What are surfactants? Updated
Basic, general information
How to interpret names of surfactants
How to interpret names of surfactants (updated for 2012)
What causes skin tightness after washing?
Incorporate mildness into your products.
Viscosity: Increasing surfactant concentration
Viscosity: Increasing micelle size
Viscosity: Creating gels
Which surfactants should you buy?
Why CP soap is not a great shampoo.
Surfactants and clarity
Surfactants and fragrance oils (viscosity issues)
Surfactants and essential oils (some ideas for their usage)
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Alkyl sulfates– like sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
Alkyl ether sulfates – like sodium laureth sulfate (SLeS)
Amide ether sulfates
Alkyl glyceride sulfates
Alkyl sulfonates – like C14-16 olefin sulfonate
Sulfosuccinates– like disodium laureth sulfosuccinate or DLS
Fatty acid isethionates– like sodium cocoyl isethionate (SCI)
A few notes on SCI
Taurates or taurides – like sodium methyl cocoyl taurate (SMC taurate)
Acyl-amino acids & salts
Sulfoacetates – like sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (SLSa)
Betaines – like cocamidopropyl betaine
Alkyl polyglucosides or glycerides – all kinds in here from decyl glucoside to PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate
Ethanolamides or alkanolamides– like cocamide DEA
Interesting questions about surfactants