Formulating with Natural Surfactants


With growth in demand for environmentally-friendly products steadily on the rise, it’s only natural that naturally-derived surfactants is a category sparking interest amongst formulators. But what does “natural” mean? Explore definitions of this term and ingredient options, including blends and bio-surfactants generating growing interest.

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  • With no standard definition of “natural” available, various agencies have developed their own.
  • The Natural Products Association says natural “ingredients must come from or be made from a renewable resource found in nature with absolutely no petroleum compounds.”
  • Natrue ( says “natural substances are substances of botanic, inorganic-minoral (not organic-mineral, e.g. mineral oil) or animal origin (except for dead vertebrates) and their mixtures and ‘reaction products’ with each other.
  • Most standards also outline processing criteria for preserving an ingredient’s natural heritage.
  • Demand for environmentally friendly products is driving growth of the market for naturally derived surfactants.
  • Familiar representatives of naturally-derived surfactants include alkyl polyglucosides, lactylates and glutamates.
  • Biosurfactants to keep an eye on includealgae-derived, rhamnolipids, sophorolipids and marine-derived.


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