Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate

What is it?

Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate is a coconut-based surfactant that offers good cleansing and excellent foaming abilities. It fits within our Guardian Model for ingredients.

How is it made?

Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate is a mixture of long chain sulfonate salts prepared by sulfonation of C14-16 alpha olefins. In some commercial applications, the surfactant can be derived from petroleum products - however, this would not meet our requirements set out in the Guardian Model, so we have taken care to source Sodium C14-16 Olfein Sulfonate from producers who derive it from coconut. 

Why use it?

Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate offers good cleansing and flash-foam properties, giving our body washes full, cushioning lather. Compared to petroleum-based or suflate surfactants, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate performs well, without the negative effects associated with petro-chemical based products and sulfates. Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate is also readily biodegradable and won't over-dry skin by stripping natural oils 

What is it in?

We use Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate in our Body Washes

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