Know Your Ingredients: Decyl Glucoside

by Gio

Decyl-glucoside

What it is
Decyl Glucoside is derived by reacting decyl alcohol with a form of glucose.

What it does
Decyl Glucoside is a gentle surfactant: it helps dirt and oil to be mixed with water so that they can be rinsed off. Because it has an alkaline ph (7 to 9.5), it needs to be used together with an acidic ingredient, such as citric acid, that will bring it down to the ph of the skin.

Side effects
Decyl Glucoside is generally considered to be safe.

(Source: cosmeticsinfo.org)

Take The Guesswork Out Of Skincare Shopping

Screenshot from 2017 04 30 11 51 35

Get access to the “Pro Skincare Library” for exclusive skincare routine “cheat sheets” and tricks to help you navigate the beauty aisles jungle like a pro and immediately know what to pick off the shelves to achieve the gorgeous skin of your dreams - even when you’re drowning in an endless sea of skincare products.


Powered by ConvertKit

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

2 comments

Janessa July 21, 2013 - 8:26 pm

Oh wow there’s so much to consider when mixing ingredients. Chemists have to develop a forumla that is stable, doesn’t irritate skin, smells pleasant, all with an appealing consistency! I always think of sulfates when it thinking of ingredients that help water and oil mix.

Reply
beautifulwithbrains July 21, 2013 - 9:40 pm

Janessa, that is so true. It’s a fascinating job, but not an easy one!

Reply

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.