Berry Saponin Concentrate™ (BSC) is a non-ionic botanical surfactant, comprised of the naturally occurring saponins found in Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit. BSC acts as a gentle cleanser and also works well as a secondary or co-surfactant in a variety of personal care products. In personal care applications, BSC provides one or more of the following functions: cleansing, foaming, emulsification, wetting, conditioning and solubilization.
The moderate foaming action of BSC makes it an ideal primary surfactant in a number of household cleaning products, such as – laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents, glass cleaners, carpet cleaners, hard surface cleaners, etc.
BSC is extremely hydrophilic in nature, having an HLB of 14-15. An HLB in this range indicates BSC is a good surfactant choice in detergent and cleansing type formulations, and provides oil in water emulsification. BSC can also be used in combination with lower HLB emulsifiers to create synergistic properties for numerous emulsification challenges. BSC has natural antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. It is also hypoallergenic, and is a known natural remedy in the treatment of a number of dermatological issues (Ayurvedic Medicine).