Fatty Alcohol Ether Sulfates (FAES)
FAES are produced by sulfation of alcohol ethoxylate with SO3. The resultant sulfo acid is neutralized with sodium hydroxide or ammonia. During neutralization water is added to dilute to 70% or 28% active as required. Naming convention is Sodium Laureth-1 Sulfate, where Laureth-1 indicates 1 mole ethoxylate of lauryl alcohol.
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Introducing Fatty Alcohol Ether Sulfates (FAES), a group of anionic surfactants that are widely used in personal care and detergent applications as a substitute for sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). FAES exhibit similar cleansing and foaming properties as SLS, but with a milder and less irritating effect on the skin.
FAES are derived from natural fatty alcohols and ethylene oxide, making them an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional sulfates. They are highly soluble in water and offer excellent emulsifying and wetting properties, making them a popular choice for various formulations.
It is suitable for use in low pH products and offers good salt viscosity build. Upgrade your formulations with FAES and experience the benefits of a more sustainable and skin-friendly surfactant.