Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About SODIUM OLETH SULFATE: Sodium Oleth Sulfate is a sodium salt of the sulfate ester of the polyethylene glycol ether ofoleyl alcohol.
This ingredient may be derived from animals. From PETA's Caring Consumer: Found in fish oils. Used in the manufacture of detergents, as a plasticizer for softening fabrics, and as a carrier for medications. Derivatives: Oleths, Oleyl Arachidate, Oleyl Imidazoline.
Function(s): Surfactant - Cleansing Agent; EMULSIFYING; FOAMING
Synonym(s): POLY (OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYL) , .ALPHA.-SULFO-.OMEGA.- [ (9Z) -9-OCTADECENYLOXY] -, SODIUM SALT; SODIUM POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (1-4) OLEYL ETHER SULFATE; SODIUM POLYOXYETHYLENE (1-4) OLEYL ETHER SULFATE
|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.|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
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