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GLUCOTAIN® helps create higher and longer lasting foam

GlucoTain is an innovative range of sugar-based surfactants providing sensory benefits through individual foam structures. From fluffy to rich and light to caring, GlucoTain’s four mild surfactant solutions offer formulators the opportunity to create a broad spectrum of skin and hair care rinse-off products with more stable foam and a higher amount of lather.

Foam test

Clariant performed the shake foam test to define the foam height of the GlucoTain range versus other marketed mild surfactants.

First, a fixed amount of basic shampoo formulation with either GlucoTain or a marketed mild surfactants is poured into a graduated cylinder. Then, a stopper is placed on the cylinder and it’s inverted a fixed number of times.

The foam is then visually measured at different times.

Foam Level

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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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