Sodium C14 16 Olefin Sulfonate
- 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 ConcernsUse restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Contamination concerns (high)
SYNONYMSSODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE, SODIUM TETRADECENESULFONATE, SULFONIC ACIDS, C-16-16-ALKANE, SODIUM SALTS, and SULFONIC ACIDS, C1416ALKANE HYDROXY AND C1416ALKENE, SODIUM SALTS
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
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 sulfonates.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|body wash/cleanser||138 products|
|liquid hand soap||86 products|
|facial cleanser||81 products|
|bar soap||44 products|
|bubble bath||20 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||13 products|
|beard cleanser||4 products|
|baby bubble bath||3 products|
|hair color and bleaching||2 products|
|baby shampoo||2 products|
|hair treatment/serum||2 products|
|daily use with SPF||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|serums & essences||1 products|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|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 product||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- 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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