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Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate

  • Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.

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, and 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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shampoo164 products
facial cleanser59 products
body wash/cleanser42 products
liquid hand soap34 products
brow liner16 products
eye liner14 products
exfoliant/scrub7 products
baby shampoo6 products
baby soap6 products
beard cleanser5 products
baby bubble bath3 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
bar soap3 products
moisturizer2 products
conditioner2 products
sunless tanning2 products
beard care1 products
eyelash glue1 products
mask1 products
hair styling aide1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
bubble bath1 products
anti-aging1 products

Contamination concerns

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Use restrictions

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

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen 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

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

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

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

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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