Coco-glucoside is a nonionic surfactant, which means it is a mild cleansing agent. It can be used on its own as a gentle cleanser in a skin cleansing product, or it can be combined with more powerful cleansing agents, called anionic surfactants, to make them milder on the skin.
Supplied as a transparent yellow liquid with high viscosity, this ingredient also acts as a foaming agent. It can improve the foaming capabilities of cleansing products, both the initial flash foam as well as the foam stability over time.
Coco-glucoside is a popular addition to natural, sulfate-free skin cleansing products.