Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About MEA-LAURYL SULFATE: MEA-Lauryl Sulfate is a monoethanolamine salt of sulfated lauryl alcohol.
Function(s): Surfactant - Cleansing Agent
Synonym(s): (2-HYDROXYETHYL) AMMONIUM DODECYLSULPHATE; COMPD. WITH 2-AMINOETHANOL SULFURIC ACID, MONODODECYL ESTER; DODECYL SULFATE ETHANOLAMINE SALT; MEA-DODECYL SULFATE; MONODODECYL ESTER COMPD. WITH 2-AMINOETHANOL SULFURIC ACID; MONOETHANOLAMINE LAURYL SULFATE; SULFURIC ACID, MONODODECYL ESTER, COMPD. WITH 2-AMINOETHANOL; SULFURIC ACID, MONODODECYL ESTER, COMPD. WITH 2-AMINOETHANOL (1:1)
|Violation of industry recommendations - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Unsafe in products left on skin and not rinsed off (only for products that are intended to be left on the skin)||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - ||CosIng|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.|
|European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
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