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Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

  • This ingredient's score is higher if used in products that may not meet industry safety guidelines or U.S. and international government requirements and may have contamination concerns from toxic impurities. The score will be lower if used in products that do meet these safety guidelines and requirements and EWG’s contamination restrictions.

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

● 4-[2-[2-[2-(DODECYLOXY)ETHOXY]ETHOXY]ETHYL] ESTER DISODIUM SALT BUTANEDIOIC ACID, SULFO-
● 4-[2-[2-[2-(DODECYLOXY)ETHOXY]ETHOXY]ETHYL] ESTER DISODIUM SALT SULFOBUTANEDIOIC ACID
● BUTANEDIOIC ACID, SULFO-, 4-[2-[2-[2-(DODECYLOXY)ETHOXY]ETHOXY]ETHYL] ESTER, DISODIUM SALT
● DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE
● DISODIUM MONOLAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE
● DISODIUM MONOLAURETHSULFOSUCCINATE
● DISODIUM SALT BUTANEDIOIC ACID, SULFO-, 4-[2-[2-[2-(DODECYLOXY)ETHOXY]ETHOXY]ETHYL] ESTER
● DISODIUM SALT POLY(OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYL),A -(3-CARBOXY-1-OXO-3-SULFOPROPYL)-W -(DODECY LOXY)-
● DISODIUM SALT SULFOBUTANEDIOIC ACID, 4-[2-[2-[2-(DODECYLOXY)ETHOXY]ETHOXY]ETHYL] ESTER
● POLY(OXY-1,2-ETHANEDIYL),A -(3-CARBOXY-1-OXO-3-SULFOPROPYL)-W -(DODECY LOXY)-, DISODIUM SALT
● SULFOBUTANEDIOIC ACID, 4-[2-[2-[2-(DODECYLOXY)ETHOXY]ETHOXY]ETHYL] ESTER, DISODIUM SALT

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate is a disodium salt of an ethoxylated lauryl alcohol half esterof sulfosuccinic acid.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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shampoo230 products
liquid hand soap70 products
body wash/cleanser50 products
facial cleanser49 products
brow liner16 products
eye liner15 products
baby shampoo6 products
conditioner6 products
baby soap6 products
exfoliant/scrub6 products
beard cleanser6 products
styling gel/lotion4 products
mask3 products
hair styling aide3 products
baby bubble bath3 products
eyelash glue3 products
bubble bath3 products
eye makeup remover2 products
bath oil/salts/soak2 products
moisturizer2 products
sunless tanning2 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
bar soap1 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
hand cream1 products

Contamination concerns

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Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature
One or more animal studies show any irritation at moderate dosesOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - anyOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Cancer

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not likely to be mutagenic in humansOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
3 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

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