Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Powder - SCI is the sodium salt ester of coconut fatty acid. It is a very gentle surfactant. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Powder is non-drying, creates luxurious foam and leaves a silky feeling on the skin. The powder is a great choice when wanting to achieve smooth shampoo bars for a faster melt. Melt slowly with your other surfactants.
We also offer a prill and noodle.
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is an extremely gentle surfactant based on coconut fatty acids. Mild enough for baby cleansers, personal hygiene, and toiletries while still offering very efficient cleansing and low odor. It is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a surfactant and is commonly seen in hair care products like shampoos because of its ability to help water to mix with oil and dirt, allowing them to be more easily rinsed away. Delivers excellent luxurious foam while leaving a very nice silky feeling on the skin. It does not dry the skin, or hair, making it an excellent choice for the formulation of all cleansers. One of the most popular choices for shampoo and body bars due to its high performance in soft or hard water. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is also one of the key ingredients in Foaming Bath Butter and solid shampoo bars. Check our blog for a solid shampoo bar recipe!
The active surfactant level is 84%
Use: 55% in a rinse-off formula like shampoo bars
- add to the liquid surfactant phase
- process with slow steady heat to dissolve into other surfactants then mix surfactant phase with high shear (it is best to process this way so that you process using your stick blender only with the straight surfactants to avoid excess foam)
- mix into formulations preventing excessive foam
- 3.0 to 40.0%
CAUTION: Like any dry surfactant it can be irritating to the nose and lungs. We recommend always using a mask when handling this product.
INCI: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
||Tightly Sealed, Protected from Moisture / Heat
||24 Months when Properly Stored / Handled
||10% Solution - 4.5 to 6.5