Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate is made from coconut oil fatty acids and an amino acid, glutamate (present in the structural protein (collagen) of human skin). It is a rather mild anionic surfactant, used in organic formulas.
Its functions (INCI)
Cleansing : Helps to keep a clean surface
Surfactant : Reduces the surface tension of cosmetics and contributes to the even distribution of the product when it is used