Needing a novel natural anionic surfactant ? Try Amilite® ACS-12 (sodium cocoyl alaninate)!

Mont-Saint-Guibert, October, 2021Needing a novel anionic surfactant? Ajinomoto, Co. is pleased to announce that its anionic surfactant Amilite® ACS-12 (sodium cocoyl alaninate) will soon be fully-made with naturally-sourced precursors.


Based on the natural amino acid Alanine and PO/PKO fatty acids, Amilite® ACS-12 has thus received the Ecocert® , COSMOS® & Natrue® certifications.


Amilite® ACS-12 is a gentle anionic surfactant giving all it’s potential in personal care formulations at a pH around 7±1*.


Amilite® ACS-12 is known to give a dense and rich foam, even in the presence of oils. This makes it useful in either “wash & care” concepts containing emollients or oily skin and hair wash formulations.


Developments can start, the new natural version’s delivery is planned for April 2022! 

*Our other iconic amino acid-based & natural surfactant, Amisoft, is more active around pH 5±1.

Formulation example

This Hydrating Gel Cleanser (ref. ASC 36-11) is a mild moisturizing foaming cleanser. It illustrates the “wash & care” concept with the presence of the Eldew® emollient.  

  • Amilite® ACS-12 has excellent foaming properties while retaining your skin’s moisture at the same time.
  • Ajidew® NL-50 has excellent moisturizing properties and helps keep your skin hydrated and supple.
  • Eldew® PS-203R has ceramide type-III like properties. It helps keep skin barrier healthy and also helps repair any damage. In foaming formulations, Eldew PS-203R enhances foam texture and gives you a luxurious foaming experience.


This formula is simple to formulate and allows for excellent cleansing and moisturizing of your skin.


Disclaimer: This information is presented in good faith and we believe that it is correct, but no warranty as to accuracy of results or fitness for particular use is given, not is freedom from patent infringement to be inferred. It is offered solely for information.
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