Sodium cocoyl glutamate

Sodium (disodium) Cocoyl Glutamate is a conjugate of coconut oil fatty acids and glutamic acid present in the collagen. It is a mild anionic surfactant and detergent used in cleansing formulations based on mostly botanical ingredients.

Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate (DSCG) has been compared with a standard surfactant Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)  for degreasing effect on the skin. Results were interesting, both detergents notably decreased the sebum levels, but in the case of SLES, the sebum level increased again after the application break. DSCG showed a prolonged effect preventing reactive seborrhoea.

So, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate is an ideal botanical ingredient for face cleansing formulations that eliminate excess sebum and lessen conditions for the development of acne.