Glyceryl Cocoate is a Non ionic surfactant derived from Coconut that is used as an emulsifier and mildness additive. It behaves in a very similar manner to Polysorbate 80 but with a lot of added benefits. It is well suited for use in Blooming Bath Oil applications, or for solubilising vegetable oils into surfactant systems. Glyceryl Cocoate's most outstanding function is as a water soluble emollient.
As a raw ingredient it has an oily texture, not that dissimilar to standard vegetable oils. When added to formulations it increases lubricity, leaving hair feeling conditioned and skin has a soft, cushioned feel. For soap makers, think of this ingredient as your superfatting agent, the ingredient that creates a milder, more moisturising product.
This versatile emollient is also suitable for use in skin care formulations.
Usage Rate: 2 - 10%
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