foaming silk surfactant (also click here), then foaming oat surfactant, then foaming rice surfactant, and recently foaming soy protein surfactant. These surfactants are foamy and lathery cleaning ingredients we can use in our cleansers, body washes, shampoos, or other thing intended to remove dirt and oil. They are very mild cleansers that are great for sensitive and dry skin, but you can use them for any skin type. Some of them are positively charged - like the soy - meaning they will be substantive or leave a light film on your skin or hair after rinsing.
I'm currently experimenting with these surfactants in micellar waters, and they are nice at lower levels of usage.
FOAMING SOY FACIAL CLEANSER
39% distilled water
20% chamomile hydrosol
15% witch hazel
10% foaming soy surfactant
5% cocamidopropyl betaine
COOL DOWN PHASE
5% honey matte
5% calendula extract (water soluble)
0.5% liquid Germall plus
I'm not kidding when I say a 100 ml batch lasts me a few months. I made the last batch in October and just ran out! Only make a small batch of this - 100 grams - at a time!
Recipes with foaming proteins...
Creating a foaming rice protein cleanser
Creating a low surfactant facial cleanser
Modifying the cleanser with foaming oat protein
Another foaming silk cleanser recipe
Creating a foaming soy cleanser