#alltheingredients: Babassuamidopropyl betaine (amphoteric surfactant)

We first met this ingredient when I made my honey, apple & kale foaming kitchen hand cleanser with d-Limonene, but I didn’t go into great detail about it. Let’s take a closer look at babassuamidopropyl betaine (BaB) Babassuamidopropyl betaine (BaB) is an amphoteric foamy, bubbly, lathery™ surfactant like Cocamidopropyl Betaine or Lauramidopropyl Betaine derived from...

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Q&A: Is allantoin amphoteric? What’s an isoelectric point? Can we use it in anionic products?

Let’s continue with Mia Makes Things’ questions about using Germaben II in products and her third question about allantoin: The closest thing I’ve found is Sepimax ZEN, a gel former, which is anionic. And even then, as an anionic ingredient it prohibits the use of the cationic (at typical pH) allantoin. Which pretty much defeats my...

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