INCI : Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate
Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate is by now the "Roll's Royce" of the surfactants: very gentle from manufacture to use, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate is produced from a fermentation of coconut flesh activated with glutamic acid. The fermented flesh is then saponified with an addition of Sodium Hydroxide, a process of saponification identical to the manufacture of cold soaps. The interest of this surfactant is to obtain a cleaning and foaming agent of acid pH (unlike cold soap which is by nature caustic, pH 8 to 9), more suitable in terms of acidity to the needs hair. SCG is usually used as a secondary surfactant for reasons of cost and implementation. Its costs is 15 to 20 times the cost of usual surfactants such as SCI or SCS, still SCG is the only surfactant that guarantee you an irreproachable product for your health and for our planet.
Marketed since February 2019, Ibaïna and its sunny brand Kokodezil is the first manufacturer to put Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate on the top: 0 sulfates, 0 SCI and 0 SMLI ** (made using non-ecological processes)! We are committed to providing you with the best, and we have taken up the challenge of 100% SCG with pride!
Zoom on the "usual" surfactants of other solid shampoos:
- SCS (Sodium Coco Sulfate) is a sulfate and therefore has nothing to do in a care product "green"
- SCI (Sodium Coco Isethionate), another surfactant regularly used in solid shampoos, requires esterification based on ethylene oxide (not only eco-toxic but also classified as carcinogenic by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH / USA) and by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC / France), and as mutagen class M1B of the CLP classification of the European Union).
- The SMLI, the "last remaining" surfactant supposedly "bio", is obtained not only by esterification and implementation of ethylene oxide, but also by methylation, that is to say attaching a methyl group to a substrate; remember that methyl is a derivative of methane, a hydrocarbon whose anthropogenic inputs (= produced by man) make it one of the first greenhouse gases, more worrying than Carbon ...
Apart from Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, there is currently no other solid surfactant eco-friendly and made from natural materials. It is an expensive surfactant, but it is the only one that allows us to guarantee the level of Ibaïna requirement.