Decyl Glucoside

EWG level: 1

This is a glucose-based surfactant commonly used in shampoos and body washes. Decyl Glucoside is formed by reacting a 10 carbon chain alcohol, decyl alcohol, with a cyclic form of glucose. In cosmetics and personal care products, it function as surfactants and cleansing agents.

Functions: Surfactant – Cleansing Agent; Emulsion stabilising

Concerns, “Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations” (Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments)

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