Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is a top performing very gentle surfactant used in all kinds of products and applications where a formulator wants a gentle to the skin, nice foaming surfactant that is sulfate free. This form of sodium cocoyl isethionate pictured that we offer is called the needle or noodle, or "prill."
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is derived from coconut and is an all vegetable, renewable based surfactant. It is used in a wide variety of personal care and soaping applications like gentle body washes, shower gels, shaving creams, combo bars, in foaming facial washes and more. This anionic surfactant is known for gentle yet highly effective cleansing, and really good after feel. Use it anywhere that mildness and rich dense foam are desired.
SCI is only slightly miscible in water. It is best used in conjunction with other surfactants in a formulation, or you can easily blend it in with just about any non- water product you are using like polysorbate 20 or 80, or glycerin for example. As you are blending it in to a solution you will may need some gentle consistent heat (128 to 140 F ) depending on your formulation(s).The extra steps are really worth it for the excellent results.
Gentle Surfactant commonly used in acne treatments, anti aging lotions, baby shampoo, bar soap, bath oils, exfoliant scrubs, shaving cream, shower gels , and facial cleaners.
Benefits of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Keep in a cool (preferably below 90°F, the cooler the better), dark and dry store-room.
Under optimal storage conditions, in original unopened drums/containers, minimum two years.