Cocamidopropyl Betaine

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Cocamidopropyl betaine is an amphoteric, mild and gentle anionic surfactant derived from coco-methyl esters and used in solid shampoo bars, melt and pour soaps, shampoos, bubble bars, bubble bath, and body washes. It can be combined with our coco symlex™ a nonionic mild but very thick surfactant to enhance the foaming properties, Alpha Olefin Sulfonate or Caprylyl Capryl Glucoside Surfactant which are also mild surfactants with lower ph values.

For a more mild surfactant try our foaming apple as it is not coconut derived.

It is a 35% active, aqueous surfactant solution

It leaves hair and skin soft and smooth and is compatible with other cationic, anionic, and nonionic surfactants making it a favourite of cosmetic formulators.

It has an exceptional safety profile and performs markedly well. It isn’t suited to being the only solitary surfactant within a formulation, but it can be blended with a reducing the irritation of anionic surfactants or improving cleansing in nonionic surfactants.

INCI: Cocamidopropyl betaine

Appearance: Clear to amber liquid non viscous
PH: 5-6
Processing: Naturally derived.
Parts Used: Coconut oil.

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shelf: 24 Months when Properly Stored / Handled
Polarity: Amphoteric
Usage: 10 to 30%

Solubility: Soluble in water.

Warnings: Normal safety precautions (i.e., gloves and safety goggles) should be employed when handling surfactants. Contact with the eyes and prolonged contact with the skin should be avoided. Wash thoroughly after handling material. Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for 15 minutes.

Difference between Coco-Betaine and Cocamidopropyl Betaine explained by chemis 
  • The Coco-Betaine is a natural surfactant that can be used in organic formulations as long as it has been manufactured in an acceptable way, it contains no ‘synthetics’.
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine is always produced via a synthetic process, although the coco part and the betaine part are natural.
  • Coco-Betaine is more natural, but it is also more irritating.
  • Coco-Betaine is harder to track down than Cocamidopropyl Betaine.
  • Both are surfactants.
  • Both can be used in shampoos, body wash and other cleansing formulations.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
One of my chosen staples in my product formulations.

A quality and gentle ingredient that I love to work with. Top it off with quick fulfillment, one can't ask for more.

Yvonne Holmes
Wonderful product

I use Cocamidopropyl Betaine in my bath products and it has proven to be the missing link to my success!
Thank you for making this product available to us.

Jessica Reyes

It woks perfect for all my formulas... i love it

Anne Doyle
Best liquid surfactant

This is the best liquid surfactant of all the ones I have tried.

Jackie Helgeton

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