Decyl Glucoside

Decyl Glucoside is a natural, non-ionic surfactant, ideal for all foaming and cleansing products. Like Coco-Glucoside,

Decyl Glucoside is, obtained from renewable raw materials, through a combination of plant-based fatty alcohols (coconut c8-16) and glucose (sugar/starch).

Decyl Glucoside is a mild, and gentle, surfactant and because it does not dry the skin it is ideal for the formulation of personal hygiene and toiletry products.

Decyl Glucoside is comparable to the other Alky Polyglucoside Surfactants (Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside (c8-10), Coco-Glucoside (c8-16), and Lauryl Glucoside (c12-16)) all being the combination of the glucoside and select fatty alcohols.

Decyl Glucoside generates an exceptional foam for a nonionic surfactant, whatever the conditions. It produces a very satisfactory level of foam, comparable with that obtained using conventional anionic surfactants.

Moreover, the foam obtained is particularly stable, which is an advantage for the formulation of bubble baths and shower gels. The foam generated is fine and stable.

In contrast, its touch is not comparable with that of a foam obtained using anionic surfactants.

For this reason, it is advisable to combine Decyl Glucoside with our Cocamidopropyl Betaine or Foaming Soy in order to improve the smoothness of the foam.

Furthermore, because of its wide range of compatibility, Decyl Glucoside can be combined with all types of surfactants without reducing foam volume or stability.

Decyl Glucoside, used as a co-surfactant, can reduce the total active requirements of other foaming ingredients, without altering their performance; cleansing effectiveness, foam volume, and ease of thickening, are all maintained while improving on the mild, and gentle, nature of the final formulation.

Decyl Glucoside does not contain any impurities. Its chemical nature and the production process results in a surfactant without ethylene oxide or 1,4-dioxane and is suitable for baby, and pet, products.

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  • Obtained from 100% renewable vegetable origin
  • Tolerant of high electrolyte formulations (aloe)
  • Improves skin tolerance of the formulation
  • Fully Compatible with other Surfactants
  • Maintains skin balance without dryness
  • Easy to thicken with natural polymers
  • Readily Biodegradable
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Maintains skin balance
  • Good foaming power
  • ethylene oxide-free
  • 1,4-dioxane free
  • Proven Mildness


  • add to the oil phase
  • mix into formulations preventing excessive foam
  • maintain pH of finished product between 3.0 and 5.0
  • 2.0 to 30.0% ***

Decyl Glucoside Thickened With:

  • non-ionic surfactants
  • natural polymers
    • xanthan gum 10 to 0.3% (1300)
    • carrageenan gum 10 to 1.0% (1100)
    • carboxymethyl cellulose 10 to 0.8% (1300)
  • synthetic polymers
    • carbomer 940 10 to 0.5% (3600)


  • coloring products (compatible with ammoniacal media, dyes, and cationic agents)
  • shampoos (anti-dandruff, anti-seborrhea, conditioners, frequent use, etc…)
  • straightening products (compatible with sodium/potassium hydroxides)
  • permanent wave products (compatible with fixers and reducers)
  • dermatological liquid soaps
  • sensitive skin cleansers
  • shaving foams
  • bubble baths
  • shower gels
  • cleansers
  • bath oils
  • wipes


Appearance:Amber Viscous Liquid (2000cps @ 75F (Crystallizes <60F))
Odor:Characteristic – Surfactant
Solubility:Water **
Storage:Tightly Sealed, Protected from Heat / Cold
Shelf:24 Months when Properly Stored / Handled
pH:11.0 – 12.0

** Employ adequate measures to avoid breathing in vapors during processing.

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