Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate is used as a secondary surfactant to boost foam and viscosity, and as a very gentle cleanser for sensitive skin. Combined with Decyl glucoside as this combination creates a very gentle cleanser that won’t strip much oil off skin.
Disodium cocoamphodiacetate is a mild amphoteric surfactant. The “ampho” part in the name indicates it’s amphoteric, meaning it carries a different charge in different pH levels. If it’s acidic (below 6), it behaves as a cationic surfactant that will be substantive to the skin, offering moisturizing and conditioning properties. If it’s alkaline (above 8), it behaves as an anionic surfactant with good foaming and detergency properties. Used as a surfactant; it’s non-irritating to eyes and it’s very mild. At Bellatorra we combine it with decyl glucoside as it creates a very gentle cleanser that won’t strip much oil off the skin. It boosts foam and viscosity, and it is used as a very gentle cleanser for sensitive skin. Disodium cocoamphodiacetate actually increases the mildness of the surfactant blend and it increases the viscosity of the product.