Lauryl/myristyl glucoside is a product obtained by the condensation of myristyl alcohol with aglucose polymer.
- A mixture of Alkyl polyglucosides that are made from oil and glucose which both come from renewable resources. Together they work as a mild surfactant that is gentle on skin.
- A sugar-based plant derived surfactant used to “solubilize” oils into water and other ingredients which typically are not capable of mixing. It is obtained from renewable raw materials of vegetable origin. Capryly and Myristyl are names to describe fatty acid molecules of different length. 8 carbons long for caprylyl and 14 for myristyl. The glucoside part of its name means that a glucose molecule is attached to these fatty acids.
- Low hazard for health. Plant derived, biodegradable and suitable for Greywater and septic tanks.
Source: EWG.org, https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/720859/MYRISTYL_GLUCOSIDE/