Journal Edition sofw journal 10-2022


Consumers demand natural products that are safe, sustainable, and effective for adoption in their personal grooming routine. Regulatory restrictions of active ingredients, such as zinc pyrithione, have posed challenges for formulators seeking to provide high-performing products with a premium consumer experience. The use of multifunctional ingredients provides tangible benefits to haircare, while resulting in simplified ingredient lists. Addition of multifunctional raw materials also offers the benefit of decreasing the susceptibility of the formulation to microbial contamination, resulting in enhanced product protection when combined with an approved Annex V preservative.

Herein, we highlight the application of the green multifunctional surfactant – Solbrol® CLL (INCI: sodium caproyl/lauroyl lactylate, and sodium citrate) – for use in haircare. Offering an excellent foaming experience, the surfactant also adds to the holistic formulation strategy by decreasing microbial susceptibility of the total formulation, as evidenced by MIC data, along with microbial efficacy in shampoo of the multifunctional surfactant when paired with sodium benzoate. Strategic implementation of the surfactant offers a creative solution for formulators developing other personal care products.

Back to top

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site, while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). You can decide for yourself whether you want to allow cookies or not. Please note that if you reject them, you may not be able to use all the functionalities of the site.