Acylglutamates are one of our Green Surfactants derived from Renewable Raw Materials.
The hydrophilic moiety is glutamic acid, one of the twenty naturally-occurring aminoacids whereas the hydrophobic moiety derived from natural vegetable fatty acids.
We obtain these products through the classical Schotten-Baumann acylation that links fatty moiety and amino acid in an aqueous alkaline solution. Owing to the presence of two weakly acid carboxylic groups in their chemical structure, our glutamate surfactants show buffer capacity at the skin pH of about 5.5.
Our coco derivative is COSMOS compliant.
Now we are concentrated on the development of new acylglutamates with longer alkyl chains derived from palm free olive oil.
Our acylglutamates are used as cleansing agents. They are very mild to skin and eyes and able to lower the irritation potential of conventional anionics like laurylsulfates and laurylethersulfates. In addition they impart a moisturized feeling to the skin and have good conditioning effects on hair providing a soft and silky touch.
Owing also to their buffer capacity of skin pH, they are particularly well suited for personal care applications.