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Infographic: From Shampoo to Fabric Softener — What Surfactants Do For You

futurederm surfactants infographic correct *Editor's Note: This infographic was changed on December 5, 2012 to correct information on nonionic surfactants showing what ingredients fall into this category.
Date: December 3 2012 at 1:45 PM
Ingredients, conditioner, fabric softener, Shampoo, sodium lauryl sulfate, surfactants

Comments (5)

  1. Moxie
    December 3 2012 at 4:00 PM

    This is a super Infographic! Thank you!

  2. Janessa
    December 3 2012 at 5:32 PM

    So Impressive! The graphics are beautiful and helpful; they made this article much simpler and more fun to read. :] My favorite part is 3. Cationic. :D Love the pointy ears and the before and after static. One of my favorite posts (of to many to count) because of the extremely well-designed artwork and text layout.

  3. Tiffany Martin
    December 3 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Wow nice infographic, good job futurderm! It's a lot easier to refer to this if I get confused about my surfactants!

  4. Rob
    December 4 2012 at 12:52 PM

    By Nonanionic you mean nonionic? Nonionics are widely found in cosmetics. It's true that some can be harsh but theyre are some that also very gentle (same can be be said for all surfactant types) Whether just in a shampoo to solubilize the fragrance, the key ingredient in no more tears formulations or the emulsifiers in creams and lotions - Nonionic surfactants are everywhere!

  5. Natalie Bell
    December 6 2012 at 6:37 AM

    @Moxie: Thank you so much! @Janessa: Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Our designer Meredith worked hard. @Tiffany: Thank you! Let us know what other things you might like to see as an infographic. @Rob: We apologize for any errors. Everything should be corrected now. We very much appreciate our vigilant and well-informed readers letting us know when something is amiss, so that we can look into it. I hope you enjoy our site!

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