Coco Betaine is an amphoteric, mild and gentle surfactant derived from coco-methyl esters and used in melt and pour soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and body washes. It is valued for its foaming qualities and ability to serve as a thickening agent. Coco betaine leaves hair and skin soft and smooth and is compatible with other cationic, anionic, and nonionic surfactants making it a favorite of cosmetic formulators. Cocamidopropyl betaine has an exceptional safety profile and performs markedly well. It isn’t suited to being the only solitary surfactant within a formulation, but it can be blended with a nonionic surfactant which also makes it milder.
Appearance: Clear liquid.
Processing: Naturally derived.
Parts Used: Coconut oil.
Country of Origin: USA
Lovely in all skin and hair care formulations.
Ingredient Function: Surfactant
Recommended Usage Rate: 1% - 40%
Solubility: Soluble in water.
How to Store: All surfactants should be stored in 316 stainless steel or fiberglass with a corrosion liner. Mild agitation is recommended while storing to maintain homogeneity. Should be stored in sealed containers in a dry 55F-75F degree room. Pumps, pipes and transfer lines should be 316 stainless steel.
Warnings: Normal safety precautions (i.e., gloves and safety goggles) should be employed when handling surfactants. Contact with the eyes and prolonged contact with the skin should be avoided. Wash thoroughly after handling material. Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for 15 minutes.