The applications of surfactants

The applications of surfactants

The applications of surfactants
There are four kinds of surfactants which can decrease the surface tension of interface in the cosmetics and skin care products. They are anionic surfactant, cationic surfactant, amphoteric surfactant, and nonionic surfactant. The cosmetics and skin care products add surfactants for different functions as the following.   

Emulsifier: anionic surfactant, nonionic surfactant
Detergent: anionic surfactant, cationic surfactant, amphoteric surfactant
Blowing agent: anionic surfactant, amphoteric surfactant
Thickening agent: amphoteric surfactant, nonionic surfactant
Bactericidal agent: cationic surfactant
Solubilizer: nonionic surfactant
Antistatic agent: cationic surfactant, amphoteric surfactant

Wetting agent/ humectant: nonionic surfactant

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