Sodium Coco Sulfate
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.
- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Sodium Coco-Sulfate is a sodium salt of the sulfate ester of coconut alcohol.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|body wash/cleanser||100 products|
|liquid hand soap||95 products|
|bubble bath||26 products|
|bar soap||13 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||12 products|
|baby shampoo||8 products|
|facial cleanser||6 products|
|baby bubble bath||4 products|
|baby soap||3 products|
|baby toothpaste||3 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||2 products|
|beard cleanser||1 products|
|shaving cream||1 products|
|tooth whitening||1 products|
|foot cleansing||1 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Human any irritant - strong evidence||Open scientific literature|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Open scientific literature|
|Classified as medium human health priority||Open scientific literature|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - any||Open scientific literature|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Open scientific literature|
|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|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||Open scientific literature|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Open scientific literature|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Open scientific literature|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- 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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