Decyl Glucoside

Cleansing agent
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Decyl glucoside is a non-ionic surfactant with exceptional foaming properties, gentle for the skin. It is a clear golden liquid, viscous, with no odor, and soluble in water with a pH value of 7.0-9.5 (10% actives).

This foaming surfactant is plant-derived, ECOCERT-certified, and preservative-free. Decyl glucoside is a non-irritant and naturally derived foaming agent obtained from renewable raw materials such as vegetable oil and starch. Respecting the skin's biological balance and the environment, it is an ideal foaming surfactant for "green" hygiene and hair formulas!

Natural, mild, and with an excellent sensory profile, it's an ideal ingredient for liquid soap, foaming cleanser, or makeup remover. Decyl glucoside exhibits outstanding foaming behavior with dense and creamy foam bubbles.

Most consumers associate "green" with safety for their health and the environment. Due to the regular and widespread use of various cleansers, safeness, and mildness are qualities that are imperative for the consumer.

Decyl glucoside properties

  • Exceptional foaming properties for a non-ionic surfactant
  • Reduces the total active material of the formulas
  • Easy to thicken
  • Nonirritant (respects the skin's biological balance)
  • Eco-friendly


  • Ecocert
  • Preservative-free
  • Quasi Drug


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Is Decyl glucoside safe ingredient?

Using epicutaneous patch testing (ECT), primary skin irritation is assessed in humans using epicutaneous patch testing (ECT). In ECT, Decyl glucoside (DG) is compared to Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, which is on top of the irritation score, followed by Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Cocamidopropyl Betaine. This test showed that DG has the lowest irritation potential of the surfactants tested.

Similar results were obtained for ocular/mucous membrane irritation assessed using the red blood cell test (RBC): While Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate are irritating, Cocamidopropyl Betaine is moderately irritating, and Decyl glucoside is totally not irritating.