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Ingredients that lower the surface tension of cosmetics and help the product to spread evenly and easily. They usually have a water-loving head part and an oil-loving tail part, so they tend to be important ingredients in cleansers, or anything that makes bubbles. Very often surfactants are also cleansing and emulsifying ingredients.

3-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid Acetamide Mea Achillea Millefolium Extract Achillea Millefolium Oil Acrylates Crosspolymer-4 Ammonium Cocoyl Isethionate Ammonium Laureth Sulfate Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate Ammonium Polyacrylate Ammonium Xylenesulfonate Ampd-Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen Apricot Kernel Oil Polyglyceryl-4 Esters Arachidic Acid Arachidyl Glucoside Argan Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters Azelamide Mea Babassu Oil Glycereth-8 Esters Babassuamidopropyl Betaine Beheneth-25 Beheneth-30 Beheneth­‐20 Behenic Acid Behentrimonium Methosulfate Benzalkonium Chloride Betula Alba Bark/Leaf Extract Betula Alba Leaf Extract Bis-Butyldimethicone Polyglyceryl-3 Bis-PEG-15 Methyl Ether Dimethicone Bis-PEG-8 Dimethicone Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone Bis-PEG/PPG-16/16 PEG/PPG-16/16 Dimethicone C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside C11-15 Pareth-12 C11-15 Pareth-40 C11-15 Pareth-7 C12-13 Pareth-23 C12-13 Pareth-3 C12-13 Pareth-9 C12-14 Pareth-12 C12-14 Pareth-3 C12-16 Pareth-9 C12-20 Acid PEG-8 Ester C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside C18-36 Acid Glycol Ester C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate C20-40 Acid C20-40 Pareth-10 C30-38 Olefin/Isopropyl Maleate/Ma Copolymer C9-11 Pareth-6 C9-15 Alkyl Phosphate Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment Capric Acid Capric/Lauric/Myristic/Oleic Amidopropyl Betaine Capryl/Capramidopropyl Betaine Caprylic Acid Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride PEG-4 Esters Capryloyl Glycine Capryloyl/Caproyl Methyl Glucamide Caprylyl Dimethicone Ethoxy Glucoside Caprylyl Glyceryl Ether Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside Caprylyl/Capryl Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides Carnitine Ceteareth-12 Ceteareth-20 Ceteareth-22 Ceteareth-25 Ceteareth-30 Ceteareth-33 Ceteareth-6 Ceteareth-60 Myristyl Glycol Cetearyl Glucoside Cetearyl Wheat Bran Glycosides Cetearyl Wheat Straw Glycosides Ceteth-10 Ceteth-10 Phosphate Ceteth-20 Ceteth-20 Phosphate Ceteth-24 Ceteth-25 Ceteth-3 Ceteth-4 Ceteth-5 Cetraria Islandica Extract Cetrimonium Bromide Cetrimonium Chloride Cetrimonium Methosulfate Cetyl Betaine Cetyl Diglyceryl Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)Silylethyl Dimethicone Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone Cetyl Phosphate Cetylpyridinium Chloride Choleth-15 Choleth-24 Chrysanthemum Sinense Flower Extract Citrus Aurantifolia Juice Citrus Aurantifolia Oil Citrus Aurantifolia Peel Extract Cocamide DEA Cocamide Dipa Cocamide MEA Cocamide MIPA Cocamide Methyl Mea Cocamidopropyl Betainamide Mea Chloride Cocamidopropyl Betaine Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine Cocamidopropylamine Oxide Coceth-7 Coco-Betaine Coco-Glucoside Coconut Acid Coconut Alcohol Coconut Oil Glycereth-8 Esters Cocoyl Methyl Glucamide Decyl Glucoside Decyl Polyglucose Decyloxazolidinone Dextrin Palmitate Dextrin Palmitate/Ethylhexanoate Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate Dicetyl Phosphate Dicetyldimonium Chloride Didecyldimonium Chloride Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate Diisostearyl Malate Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate Dimethicone Propyl Pg-Betaine Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate Disodium Coco-Glucoside Citrate Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate Disodium Ethylene Dicocamide PEG-15 Disulfate Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate Disodium Lauroyl Glutamate Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate Disodium Oleamido Mea-Sulfosuccinate Disodium PEG-12 Dimethicone Sulfosuccinate Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate Disodium Succinate Disodium Succinoyl Glycyrrhetinate Fusel Wheat Bran/Straw Glycosides Glycereth-2 Cocoate Glycereth-7 Caprylate/Caprate Glyceryl Oleate Citrate Glyceryl Olivate Glycol Stearate Glycol Stearate Se Heptyl Glucoside Hexylene Glycol Hydrogenated Castor Oil Hydrogenated Coconut Acid Hydrogenated Lysolecithin Hydrogenated Palm Glyceride Hydrogenated Palm/Palm Kernel Oil PEG-6 Esters Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides Hydrolyzed Beeswax Hydroxylated Lecithin Hydroxyproline Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Hydroxypropyltrimonium Maltodextrin Crosspolymer Hydroxystearic Acid Inulin Lauryl Carbamate Isoceteth-10 Isoceteth-20 Isoceteth-25 Isodeceth-6 Isostearic Acid Jojoba Wax PEG-120 Esters Juglans Regia Leaf Extract Lauramide Dea Lauramidopropyl Betaine Lauramine Oxide Laureth-1 Phosphate Laureth-10 Laureth-12 Laureth-2 Laureth-25 Laureth-3 Laureth-4 Laureth-5 Carboxylic Acid Laureth-7 Laureth-7 Citrate Laureth-8 Lauric Acid Lauroamphocarboxyglycinate Lauroyl/Myristoyl Methyl Glucamide Lauryl Betaine Lauryl Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer Lauryl Glucoside Lauryl Hydroxysultaine Lauryl PEG-10 Tris[Trimethylsiloxy]Silylethyl Dimethicone Lauryl PEG-8 Dimethicone Lauryl Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone Lavandula Angustifolia Flower Extract Linseed Acid Lysine Thiazolidine Carboxylate Magnesium Laureth Sulfate Magnesium Laureth-8 Sulfate Magnesium Oleth Sulfate Mentha Piperita Extract Mipa-Laureth Sulfate Myreth-3 Myristate Myristamine Oxide Myristic Acid Myristyl Betaine Myristyl Glucoside Myristyl Laurate Octoxynol-10 Octoxynol-11 Octoxynol-9 Octyldodeceth-25 Octyldodecyl Xyloside Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides Oleth-10 Oleth-2 Oleth-20 Oleth-25 Oleth-3 Phosphate Oleth-30 Olive Oil PEG-8 Esters Olive Oil Polyglyceryl-4 Esters Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein PEG-10 Isostearate PEG-10 Rapeseed Sterol PEG-10 Stearate PEG-100 Stearate PEG-15 Cocamine PEG-150 Distearate PEG-150 Stearate PEG-2 Castor Oil PEG-2 Soyamine PEG-20 Castor Oil PEG-20 Glyceryl Isostearate PEG-20 Phytosterol PEG-20 Sorbitan Cocoate PEG-20 Sorbitan Isostearate PEG-20 Stearate PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate PEG-25 Hydrogenated Castor Oil PEG-30 Glyceryl Cocoate PEG-30 Hydrogenated Castor Oil PEG-30 Lanolin PEG-30 Soy Sterol PEG-30 Stearate PEG-35 Castor Oil PEG-36 Castor Oil PEG-4 Castor Oil PEG-4 Laurate PEG-40 Castor Oil PEG-40 Glyceryl Cocoate PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil PEG-40 Sorbitan Laurate PEG-40 Sorbitan Peroleate PEG-40 Stearate PEG-5 Glyceryl Stearate PEG-5 Rapeseed Sterol PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides PEG-6 Hydrogenated Castor Oil PEG-60 Glyceryl Isostearate PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate PEG-7 Hydrogenated Castor Oil PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether PEG-75 Lanolin PEG-75 Shea Butter Glycerides PEG-75 Stearate PEG-78 Glyceryl Cocoate PEG-8 Castor Oil PEG-8 Laurate PEG-8 Ricinoleate PEG-8 Stearate PEG-80 Glyceryl Cocoate PEG-80 Hydrogenated Castor Oil PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate PEG-90 Diisostearate PEG-90 Glyceryl Isostearate PEG/PPG-20/23 Dimethicone PEG/PPG-8/3 Diisostearate PPG-1 Trideceth-6 PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether PPG-13-Decyltetradeceth-24 PPG-2 Hydroxyehtyl Cocamide PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Coco/Isostearamide PPG-2-Deceth-12 PPG-24-Glycereth-24 PPG-25-Laureth-25 PPG-4-Ceteth-10 PPG-5-Ceteth-10 Phosphate PPG-5-Ceteth-20 PPG-6-Decyltetradeceth-30 PPG-8-Ceteth-20 Palm Acid Palm Kernel Acid Palmeth-2 Phosphate Palmitoyl Glycine Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Pca Ethyl Cocoyl Arginate Peach Kernel Oil Glycereth-8 Esters Peg-32 Stearate Peg-50 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Poloxamer 101 Poloxamer 124 Poloxamer 182 Poloxamer 184 Poloxamer 185 Poloxamer 188 Poloxamer 234 Poloxamer 235 Poloxamer 338 Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate Polyglyceryl-10 Dilaurate Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate Polyglyceryl-20 Hexacaprylate Polyglyceryl-20 Octaisononanoate Polyglyceryl-3 Caprylate Polyglyceryl-3 Cetyl Ether Olivate/Succinate Polyglyceryl-3 Dicitrate/Stearate Polyglyceryl-3 Sorbityl Linseedate Polyglyceryl-4 Caprylate/Caprate Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate/Sebacate Polyglyceryl-6 Caprate Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate/Caprate Polyglyceryl-6 Palmitate/Succinate Polyglyceryl-6 Tricaprylate Polysorbate 20 Polysorbate 40 Polysorbate 60 Polysorbate 61 Polysorbate 65 Polysorbate 85 Pomaderris Kumerahou Flower/Leaf Extract Potassium Behenate Potassium Cetyl Phosphate Potassium Cocoate Potassium Cocoyl Glutamate Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate Potassium Laurate Potassium Laureth Phosphate Potassium Lauroyl Wheat Amino Acids Potassium Myristate Potassium Myristoyl Glutamate Potassium Oleate Potassium Olivate Potassium Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Oat Protein Potassium Olivoyl Pca Potassium Olivoyl/Lauroyl Wheat Amino Acids Potassium Palmitate Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Rice Protein Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Sweet Almond Protein Potassium Ricinoleate Potassium Stearate Potassium Tallowate Ppg-4-Ceteth-20 Propylene Glycol Hydroxystearate Propylene Glycol Isostearate Propylene Glycol Laurate Propylene Glycol Stearate Prunus Persica Extract Quaternium-18 Quaternium-87 Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract Rice Oil Glycereth-8 Esters Safflower Glyceride Salvia Officinalis Extract Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract Sanguisorba Officinalis Root Extract Santalum Album Extract Sapindus Mukurossi Fruit Extract Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract Saponins Shea Butter Glycereth-8 Esters Shea Butter Glycerides Sodium Astrocaryum Murumuruate Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate Sodium Caproyl Methyltaurate Sodium Caproyl Prolinate Sodium Caproyl/Lauroyl Lactylate Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan Sodium Carboxymethyl C10-16 Alkyl Glucoside Sodium Castorate Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate Sodium Cetyl Sulfate Sodium Cocamidopropyl Pg-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate Sodium Coceth Sulfate Sodium Coco Pg-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate Sodium Coco-Glucoside Tartrate Sodium Coco-Sulfate Sodium Cocoamphoacetate Sodium Cocoate Sodium Cocomonoglyceride Sulfate Sodium Cocopolyglucose Tartrate Sodium Cocopolyglucoside Citrate Sodium Cocoyl Alaninate Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate Sodium Cocoyl Hydrolyzed Soy Protein Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate Sodium Cottonseedamphoacetate Sodium Dihydroxycetyl Phosphate Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate Sodium Guaiazulene Sulfonate Sodium Hydrolyzed Potato Starch Dodecenylsuccinate Sodium Isethionate Sodium Isostearate Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate Sodium Laurate Sodium Laureth Sulfate Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate Sodium Laureth-13 Carboxylate Sodium Laureth-6 Carboxylate Sodium Laureth-8 Sulfate Sodium Lauroamphoacetate Sodium Lauroyl Aspartate Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate Sodium Lauroyl Glycinate Sodium Lauroyl Hydrolyzed Silk Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate Sodium Lauroyl Methylaminopropionate Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate Sodium Methyl Isethionate Sodium Methyl Lauroyl Taurate Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Taurate Sodium Myreth Sulfate Sodium Myristate Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate Sodium Oleate Sodium Oleth Sulfate Sodium Olivate Sodium Olivoyl Glutamate Sodium PEG-4 Cocamide Sulfate Sodium Palm Kernelate Sodium Palmamphoacetate Sodium Palmate Sodium Palmate/Cocoate/Palm Kernelate Sodium Palmitate Sodium Palmitoyl Sarcosinate Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate Sodium Ricinoleate Sodium Sesquicarbonate Sodium Shea Butterate Sodium Stearate Sodium Surfactin Sodium Sweetalmondamphoacetate Sodium Tallowate Sodium Taurine Cocoyl Methyltaurate Sodium Tocopheryl Phosphate Sodium Trideceth Sulfate Sorbeth-230 Tetraoleate Sorbeth-30 Tetraisostearate Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer Sorbitan Sesquicaprylate Soyamidopropyl Betaine Stearalkonium Chloride Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine Stearamine Oxide Steareth-10 Steareth-100 Steareth-25 Steareth-30 Steareth-4 Steareth-7 Stearoyl Inulin Sucrose Dilaurate Sucrose Distearate Sucrose Laurate Sucrose Palmitate Sucrose Polycottonseedate Sucrose Polystearate Sucrose Stearate Sucrose Trilaurate Sunflower Seed Oil PEG-8 Esters TEA-Lauryl Sulfate TEA-Stearate Tea-Cocoyl Glutamate Tea-Dodecylbenzenesulfonate Tea-Isostearate Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter Glycerides Thymus Serpillum Extract Tipa-Laureth Sulfate Tocopheryl Phosphate Toluene Sulfonic Acid Tribehenin PEG-20 Esters Triceteareth-4 Phosphate Triceteth-5 Phosphate Trideceth-10 Trideceth-12 Trideceth-6 Trideceth-6 Phosphate Trideceth-9 Trilaureth-4 Phosphate Trisodium Sulfosuccinate Undeceth-11 Undeceth-5 Undecylenic Acid Undecylenoyl Glycine Xylityl Sesquicaprylate Yucca Schidigera Leaf/Root/Stem Extract Zinc Coceth Sulfate