Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About LAURETH-5 CARBOXYLIC ACID: Laureth-5 Carboxylic Acid is an organic acid.
Function(s): Surfactant - Cleansing Agent
Synonym(s): 3,6,9,12,15-PENTAOXAHEPTACOSANOIC ACID; PEG-5 LAURYL ETHER CARBOXYLIC ACID; POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (5) LAURYL ETHER CARBOXYLIC ACID; POLYOXYETHYLENE (5) LAURYL ETHER CARBOXYLIC ACID
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