Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, SCI

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Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI)

This vegetable-based mild surfactant (coconut base) creates an elegant soft (silky) feel during use and leaves skin feeling conditioned and soft. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI), offers dense, luxurious foam to formulations.

Used in shower gels, special shampoos, mild cleansing lotions and liquid soaps as well as syndets and semi-syndet soaps. Acts as a surfactant. Offers characteristics such as mildness, improved foam structure (dense) and good resistance to hard water. (foams well).


  • Renewable vegetable derived foaming Agents
  • Surfactants / Cleansing Agents > Anionics > Isethionates
  • No Sulphates,SLS or SLES
  • Exceptional foam quality
  • Mildness
  • Biodegradability
  • creamy opaque end product
  • Excelent for solid products

Product Details

 Product Details

Chemical Composition : Coconut fatty acid isethionate, sodium salt
CAS Number 61789-32-0
HS Code 3402110000


Physical Form: White granule/flakes; powder
Colour: White
Activity: High Active Solid 85%
Free Fatty Acid: 5.0-10.0%
pH in water: 5.0-6.5
Melting Point: 225 °C
Solubility: Soluble in surfactants. Limited solubility in water @ 25°C
Storage: Stable if kept in closed container at cool and dry place

Recommended usage: 3%-20%



Excelent for use in powder/ solid product formulations such as syndet bars, foaming bath bombs etc.

Addition of SCI in liquid formulations is done by using a secondary surfactant as its solubuliser.  One can use products such as Coco Betaine (an amphoteric, secondary surfactant; it also makes the formulation more milder) for solublisation. Additionally Polysorbate esters, Polyglucosides, and/or Glyceryl Cocoate are all suitable choices for efficient solublisation. 

Note to formulator: due to the limited solubility of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate in cold water, the use of SCI in formulations makes the product appear opaque, but this can clear, especially in warm summer days.  We recommend to use an additional pearliser if this opaque / pearl effect is important to the end produt appearance.

Adding the SCI to the water / secondary surfactant,whilst slowley heating (‹75°C) and stirring ( minimise foaming) aids its solubilisation.

Recommended usage: 3%-20%



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