Surfactants for Increasing Mildness and Generating Foam


Stepan Company offer several surfactants that have been reviewed and approved under the surfactant screen of the U.S. EPA Safer Choice Standard and listed on the CleanGredients online database. Surfactants that provide increased mildness and generate foam play a supporting role in formulations. These surfactants are primarily used to formulate household, institutional, and industrial cleaning and personal care products, and serve as a starting point for the formulator when selecting environmentally favorable ingredients.


The surfactants that play supporting roles have several benefits:

  • Boost performace.
  • Build viscosity.
  • Increase mildness.
  • Generate foam.
  • Available in naturally derived varieties.

Learn more about STEPAN-MILD® GCC and STEPAN-MILD® L3 which are great choices for personal care formulations. 

Or AMMONYX® LMDO which is great for hand dishwash formulations. 

Explore the other surfactants under Documents to the right.

Possible replacement to

Hazardous surfactants in cleaning products.

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