Emilia Klimaszewska, Daria Wieczorek, Małgorzata Zięba, Anna Małysa, Katarzyna Staszak, Dobrawa Kwaśniewska, Katarzyna Adamczyk, Katarzyna Drzymala, Adam Dobrowolski
November 16, 2018
The aim of the study was to assess the effect of N-dodecyl-N-(propylpiperidinium-3-sulfonate) on the physico-chemical and functional properties of liquid soaps for sensitive skin. The studied materials consisted of originally formulated liquid soaps containing amphoteric surfactants including cocamidopropyl betaine and newly synthesized sulfobetaine in the following ratios: 0 : 0, 1 : 1, 0 : 2 and 2 : 0. The aim of study was to examine the effects of the additive on the surface tension of aqueous soap solutions, wetting properties, dynamic viscosity, emulsification of fatty soils, foaming properties, antimicrobial characteristics and skin irritation potential. It is shown that the liquid soaps obtained in the study effectively reduce the surface tension of water – which may indicate good washing properties – and demonstrated desirable wetting properties. The application of N-dodecyl-N-(propylpiperidinium-3-sulfonate) in cosmetic formulations makes it possible to obtain products with the required viscosity, fat emulsification capacity and foaming properties. It needs to be emphasized that sulfobetaines added to the prototypical liquid soaps also demonstrate antibacterial characteristics and reduce the skin irritant effect caused by anionic surfactants.