I have added a calculation form below and a small table of surfactants along with their active surfactant matter %.
Please note these values seem to change depending on supplier / datasheet information so always double check the value from my table.
If you have any comments / improvements please let me know.
|Surfactant||Group||Active Surfactant Matter||Description|
|Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate||Anionic||88.5||This is a gentle surfactant derived from coconut. It can be used in a variety of cosmetic recipes. It acts as a foaming and cleansing ingredient. SCI leaves your skin feeling soft and silky. This is an ingredient used in products like soap, bath bombs, bubble bars, and shampoo.|
|Cocamidopropyl Betaine||Amphoteric||30||A medium strength surfactant that is derived from coconut oil, it is a common ingredient in many liquid skin cleansers and can also be used as an anti-static agent in hair conditioners.|
|Coco Glucoside||Non-Ionic||52||a non ionic surfactant that provides great foaming and is perfect for shower gels, bath bubbles and shaving products. Derived from natural sources such as coconut and fruit sugars.|
|Decyl Glucoside||Non-Ionic||51.3||A non ionic surfact, naturally derived from sugar|
|Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate||Amphoteric||39||This gentle, easy-to-handle surfactant is suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types, and can be applied to several daily cleansing formulations for it. It produces a high quality foam without being hindered by oil|
|Coco Glucoside and Glyceryl Oleate||Non-Ionic||50||A mild surfactant naturally derived from both coconut and sunflower oil, primarily used as a lipid layer enhancer.|
|Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate||Anionic||32||It is a common chemical found in many ‘greener’ or more natural formulas that is used to replace the harsher sulfates because of its non-irritating yet effective properties. It is found in many shampoo and cleansing formulas and is used for its de-greasing, foaming, and emulsifying benefits.|
|Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate||Anionic||29||This is the salt of lauroyl sarcosine (produced by the breakdown of creatine or caffeine), a modified fatty acid. It is often seen in shampoos, bath, cleansing and shaving products as a foaming agent, surfactant, and hair conditioning agent|
|Lauryl Glucoside||Non-Ionic||50||A non-ionic surfactant that can be used as a foaming agent, conditioner or emulsifier. It has excellent foaming capacity and good dermatological compatibility|
|Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside||Non-Ionic||60||A gentle surfactant that can be used as a solubilizer. It can be used in surfactant based products to increase viscosity and boost foaming|
|Alpha Olefin Sulfonate||Anionic||40||Mild primary surfactant with excellent cleansing & degreasing properties (but non-drying on skin & mucous membranes), good wetting effect, foam booster, slight viscosity enhancer|
|Sodium Lauryl Sulfate||Anionic||32||This is a widely used and inexpensive chemical found in many mainstream personal hygiene products such as shampoos, toothpastes, mouthwashes, bodywash, soaps, detergents and body wash , along with Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and Ammonium Laurel Sulfate (ALS).|
|Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate||Anionic||58||A great alternative to Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. This product is derived from coconut oil.
It is a fine white powder that can be blended into bath bombs, scrubs etc. Makes a blanket of bubbles that last for a long time.
|Ammonium Laurel Sulfate||Anionic||29||Yields high foam and excel
response, with good detergency and mildness.