Sodium cocoyl glutamate falls into the category of cleansing ingredients. This ingredient is an anionic surfactant, which means it is negatively charged and is a very effective cleanser.
Because of its amino acid-based nature, sodium cocoyl glutamate is a mild surfactant, which is in contrast to other non-amino acid anionic surfactants that can be harsh when used alone.
This cleanser is supplied as a yellow powder when pure but is typically manufactured through pre-dilution in water. This results in a pale yellow translucent liquid that is commonly used in conjunction with amphoteric and nonionic surfactants to create a highly effective cleansing system.