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Decyl glucoside

  Decyl glucoside is a mild non-ionic surfactant used in cosmetic formularies including baby shampoo and in products for individuals with a sensitive skin. Many natural personal care companies use this cleanser because it is plant-derived, biodegradable, and gentle for all hair types.


Glycoside compounds known as saponins naturally occur in plants such as the southwestern yucca desert plant.[1][2]


Decyl glucoside is produced by the reaction of glucose from corn starch with the fatty alcohol decanol which is derived from coconut.


  1. ^ Tanaka O; Tamura Y; Masuda H; Mizutani K. Application of saponins in foods and cosmetics: saponins of Mohave yucca and Sapindus mukurossi. Suzugamine Women's College, Hiroshima, Japan. Adv Exp Med Biol. 1996;405:1-11. Abstract
  2. ^ Cheeke P; Piacente S; Oleszek W. Anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic effects of yucca schidigera: A review. Department of Animal Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97333, USA. J Inflamm (Lond). 2006 Mar 29;3:6. Abstract
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