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.