Long-Chain Amphoteric Surfactants as Safe, Effective Additives for Cleansing Formulations

Amphoteric surfactants are likely the least understood, yet most commonly used class of surfactants in personal care. Their benefits in formulation are well known, but only a subset of these products have been very well characterized. The coconut derived products are ubiquitous in personal care, but their longer chain and soft-oil derived counterparts are not. This study demonstrates the benefits of using these long chain products.

The results of this work were presented as a scientific poster by Dennis Abbeduto and Molly McEnery at the SCC 77th Annual Scientific Meeting & Showcase in 2023. A brochure version of this poster is available here.