Cleansing Agent

No known benefits

Coco-Glucoside at a glance

  • Mixture of a fatty alcohol from coconut oil and the sugar glucose
  • Functions as a gentle cleansing agent
  • Lifts dirt and oils from skin
  • May be plant-derived or synthetic

Coco-Glucoside description

Coco-glucoside is a mixture of non-drying fatty alcohol from coconut oil and the sugar glucose. It primarily functions as a gentle cleansing agent in cosmetics because of its ability to lift dirt and oils from skin. It may be plant-derived (from coconuts) or manufactured synthetically. In its raw form, coco-glucoside is a cloudy, viscous solution. The independent Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel has found coco-glucoside is safe and non-irritating as used in cosmetics. It is used in concentrations up to 2% in leave-on products, and 15% in rinse-off formulations.

Coco-Glucoside references

  • Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, July 2020, pages 809-819
  • Pediatric Dermatology, May/June 2020, Volume 37, Issue 3, pages 447-454
  • International Journal of Toxicology, September-October 2013, Volume 32, Supplement 5, pages 22S-48S
  • AAPS PharmSciTech, March 2011, pages 1-9
  • Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, January 2010, pages 1-6

Peer-reviewed, substantiated scientific research is used to assess ingredients in this dictionary. Regulations regarding constraints, permitted concentration levels and availability vary by country and region.

Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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