Decyl Glucoside Surfactant

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Decyl glucoside is a mild, non-ionic surfactant, ideal for rich dense foaming cleansing formulas such as shampoos, body washes, and facial cleansers.  Hair care formulations will require a PH adjustment.   Our Decyl glucoside is ECOCERT certified, preservative-free and obtained from renewable plant origin, and does not contain any impurities. Decyl glucoside is easily biodegradable, It can also be used as a solubilizer when adding essential oils to a product.

Decyl Glucoside, also known as Polyglucose or Polyglucoside, Decyl Polyglucose, Decyl Polyglucoside, Decyl glycoside, aka Cognis Plantaren 2000, Plantaren 2000 N UP

Environmentally friendly, and compatible with all surfactants, whatever their nature or pH range, making it easy to use in all your cleansing formulations.  It is also tolerant of high electrolyte formulations (aloe). 

It improves skin tolerance of the formulation, maintains skin balance without dryness, and is easy to thicken with natural polymers. 

Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components

Appearance: Amber Viscous Liquid (2000cps @ 75F (Crystallizes <60F))

Decyl Glucoside is easily thickened with::

  • non-ionic 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)
  • add to the oil phase
  • mix into formulations preventing excessive foam

Recommended Usage Level

10% - 20% (Face Wash)
15% - 30% (Shower Gel / Bath Foam / Shampoo)

    Country of Origin:  China

    Contains 55% Active ingredients

    Mild odour

    pH 10% aqueous 11.5 - 12.5


    INCI:  Decyl Glucoside

    Shelf life:  24 months

    May be used as the sole surfactant or combined with a co-surfactant in cleansing formulas.

    Decyl Glucoside is less thick & viscous than Coco-Glucoside.

    Drum Orders:  Due to the weight of the drums, our cart will not be able to quote pallet rate shipping.  We can quote you a shipping rate.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 9 reviews
    Christine Langley

    Decyl Glucoside Surfactant


    Is this product a 100% decyl glucose solution?

    Yes it is


    One of my favorite surfactants to work with. Great quality always from soap and more.

    Jennifer Torres

    This product works great for what I use it for! The company’s price is fair as well!

    Mouse Lng
    Love the bubbles!

    Very gentle but so many bubbles! Have enjoyed playing with this in formations!