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EXTRA MILD | GlucoTain®


GlucoTain is extra mild to skin, scalp and hair keratin

GlucoTain® will revolutionize the way you think about mild surfactants today. This innovative sugar-based surfactant range embraces mildness without compromising on cleansing, and is ideal for new platforms and sulfate-free formulations. GlucoTain® is extra mild to both hair & skin proteins and lipid layers, and is suitable for hair care and skin cleansing applications such as shampoos, shower gels, soaps, facial cleansers and shaving foams. 

Gentle to hair keratin

In this study, zein protein (water insoluble) has been used to evaluate the protein denaturation potential of surfactant on hair.

The predicted irritation potential is determined by the amount of zein protein solubilized; meaning the lower the value, the milder the surfactant will be toward hair keratin.

Note that zein protein has been used as a model protein due to its similarity to kertain.


Gentle to scalp lipids

Stearic acid is a natural fatty acid found in the skin and is one of the major building blocks of the lipid layers of the skin, which helps to form a  barrier and preserve the skin’s natural moisture.

In the stearic acid solubility test, we evaluate the amount of stearic acid solubilized by a range of marketed surfactants versus GlucoTain. The lower the value, the milder is the surfactant.

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  • GlucoTain Clear
    GlucoTain Clear (INCI: Capryloyl/Caproyl Methyl Glucamide) is our EO- and PEG-free hero surfactant for fresh and light formulations and an excellent solubilizer for fragrances for all kinds of products. This sugar surfactant offers formulations a boost through light and fluffy foam, easy rinse-off, and a squeaky-clean skin feel. Suitable for all skin types, GlucoTain Clear provides an ideal solution for refreshing, vitalizing shower products, hand wash, and 2-in-1 shower and hair products.Providing powerful foaming and cleaning in personal care and home care formulations, GlucoTain ingredients emit radically less CO2 from cradle to gate than for example the widely used APGs.
  • GlucoTain Plus
    GlucoTain Plus is sugar based mild surfactant and our passionate lathering cleanser. With its light and abundant foam, it leaves the skin with a deep clean feel and makes hair cleansing truly enjoyable. GlucoTain Plus works best with: Facial cleansers for oily skin, make up removers, deep cleansing shampoos for oily and greasy hair as well as anti-dandruff shampoos.
  • GlucoTain Care
    GlucoTain Care is the most tender in our mild sugar surfactant family. With its rich and creamy foam, it still remains easy to rinse off and leaves a gently conditioned and moisturized after feel. Especially suitable for dry, damaged and sensitive hair and skin. Due to its sensory profile it is recommended for conditioning, repair and baby shampoos as well as pampering facial cleansers. Discover Value with GlucoTain. To learn more, click here
  • GlucoTain Flex
    GlucoTain® Flex is our versatile sugar surfactant offering freedom when formulating. It supports the development of sulfate-free and CAPB-free formulations, and with its creamy foam, it leaves a squeaky-clean and nourished after-feel. Learn more about the story of Glucotain.

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