Surfactant Active Matter Calculator
In the calculator below, list all your surfactants. The calculator will show the active matter for each, adding them up and providing a total at the bottom of this page. That total can then be compared to the relevant bullet point below:-
– Face cleansers usually contain around 8-10% total active matter, made up of mild surfactants.
– Shampoos usually contain around 10-15% total active matter depending on hair type (lower end for very dry or ethnic hair and higher end for oily hair).
– Body washes, shower gels generally contain around 15-20% total active matter.