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APGs are a class of non-ionic surfactants derived from sugars, usually glucose derivatives, and fatty alcohols.

The polyglucosides are emulsifiers, foamers and wetting agents. These are great co-surfactants as they can reduce the irritation potential of other surfactants, thicken mixtures, and improve foaming ability in the presence of hard water or sebum. Some, however, aren’t very foamy at all; instead, they are used to improve the qualities of other surfactants.

Decyl Glucoside
See decyl glucoside.

Coco Glucoside

Coco Glucoside is a non-ionic surfactant. Like Decyl Glucoside it is ultra mild, and one of the most gentle of the cleansing agents, making it ideal for all foaming and cleansing products, especially those designed for fragile or sensitive skin. Coco Glucoside is comparable to the other Alkyl Polyglucoside Surfactants (Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside (c8-10), Coco Glucoside (c8-16), and Lauryl Glucoside (c12-16)) all being the combination of the glucoside and select fatty alcohols.

Coco Glucoside generates an exceptional foam in almost any conditions. It produces a very satisfactory level of foam, comparable with that obtained using conventional anionic surfactants. Moreover, the foam obtained is particularly stable, which is an advantage for the formulation of bubble baths and shower gels. The foam generated is fine and stable.
In contrast, its touch is not comparable with that of a foam obtained using anionic surfactants. For this reason it is advisable to combine Coco Glucoside with our Cocamidopropyl Betaine or Foaming Soy in order to improve the smoothness of the foam. Furthermore, because of its wide range of compatibility, Coco Glucoside can be combined with all types of surfactants without reducing foam volume or stability.

Coco Glucoside, used as a co-surfactant, can reduce the total active requirements of other foaming ingredients, without altering their performance; cleansing effectiveness, foam volume, and ease of thickening, are all maintained while improving on the mild, and gentle, nature of the final formulation.


Obtained from 100% renewable vegetable origin
Tolerant of high electrolyte formulations (aloe)
Improves skin tolerance of the formulation
Fully Compatible with other Surfactants
Maintains skin balance without dryness
Easy to thicken with natural polymers
Readily Biodegradable
Environmentally friendly
Maintains skin balance
Good foaming power
ethylene oxide free
1,4-dioxane free
Proven Mildness

add to the oil phase
mix into formulations preventing excessive foam
maintain pH of finished product between 3.0 and 5.0
2.0 to 30.0%

Coco Glucoside is easily thickened with::
anionic surfactants
natural polymers
xanthan gum 10 to 0.3% (1300)
carageenan gum 10 to 1.0% (1100)
carboxy methyl cellulose 10 to 0.8% (1300)
synthetic polymers
carbomer 940 10 to 0.5% (3600)


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