Surfactants are often mis-represented in the beauty world as all being the same: harsh and stripping. But this is not true! Not all cleansing agents are created equal. Let's explore the powerful yet gentle world of Coco Glucoside and Decyl Glucoside, two natural surfactants renowned for their exceptional cleansing abilities. We use both of these surfactants because they are gentle yet effective at cleansing both skin, scalp and hair while respecting the skin's delicate biome.
Coco Glucoside and Decyl Glucoside both belong to the family of alkyl glucosides, derived from renewable sources such as coconut oil and corn starch[^1]. These surfactants are known for their mild nature and compatibility with various skin types, making them ideal choices for those with sensitive or delicate skin.
Coco Glucoside, derived from coconut oil, is particularly favored for its excellent foaming and cleansing properties[^2]. Its gentle yet effective action helps to remove impurities and excess oil from the skin's surface, leaving it clean and refreshed without causing dryness or irritation.
On the other hand, Decyl Glucoside, derived from corn starch, offers similar gentle cleansing capabilities[^3]. It is well-known for its mildness and ability to maintain the skin's natural moisture balance while effectively removing dirt and impurities.
Both Coco Glucoside and Decyl Glucoside are biodegradable, environmentally friendly, and exhibit low aquatic toxicity[^4][^5]. These qualities make them safer alternatives for both your skin and the ecosystem. This dynamic duo combines effectiveness with a gentle touch, ensuring a luxurious and soothing cleansing experience that respects your skin's integrity.
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