Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

  • Cleansing
  • Foaming
  • Foam Boosting
INCI Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate
Uses
  • Very mild and non-irritating primary surfactant
  • Great foaming capabilities
  • Alternative cleanser to sulfates
  • Very effective cleanser suitable for hair, skin & baby products
Type Synthetic
Kind Surfactant
Also Called
  • EXOsoft L3/40
Surfactant Type Anionic
Usage Guidelines Up to 40%
Form Clear, pale yellow thin acqueous solution
Products Shampoos, Body Washes, Shower Gels, Sensitive Skin & Baby Products
pH 6.5 - 7.5
Alternatives
  • Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate

What is Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate?

Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate is a very mild synthetic surfactant that’s a great alternative to using sulfates in cleansing products. It’s an extremely effective “all-round” cleanser that works in a large variety of formulations including those geared at sensitive skin or baby products.

Benefits of disodium laureth sulfosuccinate

Disodium laureth sulfosuccinate is known for its ease of use, great foaming capabilities and mild, non-irritating effects on both skin and hair. Whilst it’s not a natural surfactant, it avoids many of the negatives often associated with synthetic detergents without sacrificing effectiveness. Disodium laureth sulfosuccinate creates rich, foaming products that effectively cleanse skin and hair quickly and efficiently - it’s a great choice for formulations with synthetic ingredients.

How to use disodium laureth sulfosuccinate in formulations

Disodium laureth sulfosuccinate is best used as a primary surfactant in cleansing formulations, and can produce products with rich, dense lather without the need of additional surfactants or foaming agents. It’s great for any products that need reliable and fast cleansing such as shampoos, body washes and shower gels. Disodium laureth sulfosuccinate can be used as a milder but just as effective substitute for sulfates.

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