Formulating High Performance Sulfate-Free Cleansing Products

- Nov 21, 2017-

Why go sulfate-free?

Concerns over alkyl sulfates and alkyl ether sulfates in personal cleansers started >10 years ago as a small fringe and an internet blog.

Over the past c. 10 years consumer concern over the use of alkyl sulfates and alkyl ether sulfates has grown significantly.

The debate for replacing sulfates in personal care products continues to gain momentum globally.

Market leaders are bringing an ever increasing number of sulfate-free formulas to the mass and professional markets.

But, economics will never be the driver for elimination of sulfates in personal cleansers.


Sulfate-Free Product Launches

Shampoo & Skin Cleansers

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Sulfate Free Summary

Sulfate-free personal cleansing products continue to be a growing, global


Formulating high performance, cost effective sulfate-free products is a challenge to even the most skilled formulators – but use of Sodium Lauroyl

Methyl Isethionate and Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate surfactants can alleviate the pain of this!

Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate is becoming an ever popular as the choice ingredient to replace sulfates - this is driven by its outstanding performance.

Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate is also emerging as a popular choice of

‘sulfate-free’ primary surfactant.

High performing cationic guar and silicone shampoos are possible using Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate as the primary surfactant.