ewg.org | About SkinDeep®/Methodology | Legal Disclaimer | Build Your Own Report | FAQ
 
Score:
Data available:
 
Limited

EWG's 2016 Holiday Gift Box is Here!

Make a tax-deductible gifts of $140 to get the box and your gift will be matched!

Sign Up!

SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE

Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Contamination concerns; Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Data gaps

About SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE: Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate is a mixture of long chain sulfonate salts prepared bysulfonation of C14-16 alpha olefins. It consists chiefly of sodium alkene sulfonates and sodiumhydroxyalkane sulfon ... read more

Function(s): Surfactant - Cleansing Agent; FOAMING

Synonym(s): SODIUM TETRADECENESULFONATE; SULFONIC ACIDS, C-16-16-ALKANE, SODIUM SALTS; SULFONIC ACIDS, C1416ALKANE HYDROXY AND C1416ALKENE, SODIUM SALTS

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

Concern Reference
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Use restrictions

Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

Concern Reference
Risk assessment method deficiencies and data gaps - Maximum reported "as used" concentration is basis of safety assessment by industry safety panel (Cosmetic Ingredient Review, CIR) - implicit safe concentration limit in productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Contamination concerns

Impurity Score
GAMMA SULTONE
Data: Limited

Data Sources

CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

About the Skin Deep® ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer

About EWG VERIFIED™

Beyond providing Skin Deep® as an educational tool for consumers, EWG offers its EWG VERIFIED™ mark as a quick and easily identifiable way of conveying personal care products that meet EWG's strict health criteria. Before a company can use EWG VERIFIEDTM on such products, the company must show that it fully discloses the products' ingredients on their labels or packaging, they do not contain EWG ingredients of concern, and are made with good manufacturing practices, among other criteria. Note that EWG receives licensing fees from all EWG VERIFIED member companies that help to support the important work we do. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer