Surfactants Smart Selection For Your Cosmetic Formulations & Best Practices

Surfactants Smart Selection For Your Cosmetic Formulations & Best Practices

Surfactants are some of the most versatile ingredients in skin care, playing numerous roles in cosmetic formulations. Different types of surfactants are found in facial cleansers, soaps, body washes, shampoos and emulsions, they work by becoming imbedded in both oil and water substances. It is said somewhere that in order to become a successful formulation chemist you not only need to know but master the surfactants chemistry.

Terms surfactant and emulsifier are often used interchangeably, however there is a fine line between the two, which can be industry specific or specific application or desired property related.  This training will help you to clear doubts between the two and also help you in smart selection of surfactants.


In this training instructor will share his expertise in surfactant chemistry in relation to cosmetic formulation. He will tell you why it is important to understand the chemistry of surfactants, what should be your criteria for smart selection of surfactant for your cosmetic formulations. He will also share some best practices.


Must have training for R&D, formulation chemist, also useful for those in production or providing technical services or consulting. University graduates who are looking for a career in cosmetic industry will also find it very helpful.

Training Agenda

During this training following topics will be covered:

    1. Introduction to surfactant

    2. Short discussion on surfactant chemistry

    3. Classification of surfactants:

            - Anionic

            - Cationic

            - Amphoteric

            - Non-Ionic

    4. Application areas for surfactants:

            - Emulsification

            - Solubilization

            - Cleansing

            - Conditioning

            - Some special effects

    5. Smart tips for surfactant selection and best practices

    6. Concluding remarks along with contact details and key references

    7. Q&A session to clear doubts

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Training Details

Instructor: OT Team Author

Date: Tue May 02 , 2017

Time: 4 pm BST (Check local time)

Duration: 75 min

Industry: Cosmetics & Personal Care

Training level: Formulation

Registration: Closed

Training Fee: $109.00

Registration Includes

  • 90 days access to the live session recording
  • Training material in PDF
  • Q&A Transcript
  • Contact details of instructor for any further project consultation needs

About Instructor

OT Team Author

Member of team OnlyTRAININGS.