CTFA Name: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
INCI Name: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: India
Packaging: Boxes, bags
Description: White, free-flowing fine powder; characteristic soap odor
Applications: Skincare, Bath products, Soap making
We carry a variety of different surfactants for your shampoo bar, soap bar and liquid soap formulations. These can all be used together or individually, depending on your formula and your desired foaming level.
We now carry both SCI needles and powder! Whoo hoo…no more griding down the needles.
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI) Powder is a highly active anionic foaming agent that can be used in foaming bath salts, foaming bath bombs, shampoos, liquid soaps, dish soap powders, carpet cleaners, powdered cleansers, and more. SCI powder is coconut/palm derived, 1,4 Dioxane free, preservative free, highly active, with excellent emulsification properties, high foaming, and low dusting. Adding SCI powder to your soap bars/liquid soaps will help to decrease the soap film left by ordinary soaps. SCI powder imparts a creamy lather that gently cleans and leaves the skin with a soft, silky feel. This surfactant is 85% or higher in active level surfactants.
SCI powder exhibits excellent lathering properties and is very mild on the skin. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is excellent for use in clear or pearlescent skin care products such as liquid soaps, shampoos, shower gels, face washes, shampoo, and soap bars.
For liquid formulations add at 25°c-45°c water with moderate mixing to disperse and dissolve. If you add too hot of water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate may form particles that take a while to dissolve, so watch your water temperature.
Recommended levels in wash off products- 2-50%
Recommended levels in leave-on products- 0.5-1%
Can be used as is in dry products.
SCI powder can be toxic if taken orally. For topical use only. Use normal safety precautions when adding to formulas (safety goggles, mask, gloves). Once blended into finished product safety precautions are not necessary.
Bulk Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI) Powder is sold in 1-pound, 5-pound, and 44-pound sizes. For orders over 250 pounds please email us directly.
Storage: Store in tightly sealed containers. SCI does react to moisture so if left in an open container it can gather moisture and activate.
Best Used By: Four years from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: Two years from manufacturing date.