What is Apple Amino Acid?
Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, or apple surfactant, as it's more commonly known, is For-bitten's secret ingredient. Obtained via acylation of amino acids from apple juice, apple surfactant is an odorless, clear to light yellow light liquid with a neutral pH.
While the name might sound like some obscure artificial ingredient, it’s actually completely natural. Surfactants help water grip onto dirt and grease, break it up, and wash it away. At Essentique, we primarily use surfactants that come from fruits and coconut.
We love apple surfactant because it’s extremely mild, but still gets the job done. It’s gently-foaming and powers through buildup in your hair, but it doesn’t strip the hair of its natural oils or irritate the eyes. As a bonus, apple surfactant is also sulfate- and preservative-free, as well as biodegradable.
Why Choose Apple Amino Acid?
Foaming Apple is a very mild anionic surfactant, containing 29% - 34% active matter. It has the same lacy glove foam as Foaming Silk, making it a great choice for foaming facial cleansers. It is also a great choice for shampoos and micellar waters. With it's neutral pH (6.5 to 7.5), it will not sting the eyes.
INCI: Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids
PROTEOL™ APL EF is a foaming anionic surfactant obtained by acylation of amino acids characteristic of apple juice. It caresses the skin with its very soft foam, for a respectful cleansing. EDTA-free, preservative-free, sulfate-free
Cleansing formulas for sensitive skins
Abundant, unctuous and stable foam
Very mild cleanser
Respect of skin barrier
Dispersing agent for mineral pigments and filters