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'Surface active agents' are used in cosmetic products to allow incompatible substances, such as oil and water, to mix together within a product or to dissolve one another.

Surfactants have many functions including: cleaning agents to dissolve dirt; suspending agents to keep solid particles from separating out of a liquid product; boosting foam; and as emulsifiers, enabling oil and water to mix.

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