H Care® EQ-18 is a sulfate-free, gentle, concentrated blend of surfactants for use as a base for high-foam personal care products. The eco-friendly blend is free of alcohol, diethanolamides, lauryl sulfates, laureth sulfates, parabens, and formaldehyde. The surfactant ingredients in this blend originate from natural, renewable resources. It responds gently to viscosity building with the simple addition of sodium chloride.

INCI Name: Cocamide MIPA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Decyl Glucoside, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate

Functions: Surfactant

Labeling Claims: Alcohol-free, Clean at Sephora, DEA-free, Diethanolamide-free, Environmentally Friendly, Formaldehyde-free, From Renewable Resources, Laureth Sulfate-Free, Lauryl sulfate-free, Natural, Naturally Derived, Paraben-free, Sulfate-free, Ulta Beauty's Conscious Beauty

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Identification & Functionality

Cosmetic Ingredients Functions

Features & Benefits

Product Benefits
  • Mild cleanser
  • Excellent foaming capability
  • Sulfate-, sulfonate-, DEA-, alcohol- and formaldehyde-free components
  • Naturally derived

Applications & Uses

Application Format
Bath & Shower Applications
Hair Care Applications
Personal Hygiene Applications
Skin Care Applications
Use Level
25 - 35% (Shampoos), 30 - 40% (Body washes), 20 - 25% (Hand Soaps)


Physical Form
Slightly tinted liquid
Mild, characteristic
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
pH Value (10 % Aqueous)6.0 - 7.5--
Viscosity (at 25°C)max. 7000cps-
Actives/Solids Content42.0 - 45.0%-

Regulatory & Compliance

Storage & Handling

Storage Information

Store in a cool, well-ventilated place, out of direct sunlight. Keep container tightly closed. Store locked up. Store away from incompatible materials. Store in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.