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Sodium Cocoamphoacetate

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● COCOAMPHOACETATE
● COCOAMPHOGLYCINATE
● IMIDAZOLIUM COMPOUNDS, 1-(CARBOXYMETHYL)-4,5-DIHYDRO-1-(HYDROXYETHYL)-2-NORCOCO ALKYL, HYDROXIDES, INNER SALTS
● SODIUM COCOAMPHOACETATE

Restricted

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


Sodium Cocoamphoacetate is an amphoteric organic compound.

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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shampoo83 products
liquid hand soap43 products
facial cleanser40 products
body wash/cleanser35 products
exfoliant/scrub15 products
conditioner7 products
hair treatment/serum7 products
bath oil/salts/soak6 products
baby soap6 products
baby shampoo6 products
facial moisturizer/treatment3 products
makeup remover3 products
baby wipes3 products
serums & essences2 products
body oil2 products
makeup removing wipes2 products
body spray2 products
around-eye cream1 products
eye makeup remover1 products
baby bubble bath1 products
hair styling aide1 products
toners/astringents1 products
baby lotion1 products
hair spray1 products
detangler1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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 productCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
5 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Informational

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - anyCosmetic 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.

Understanding scores

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Hazard score

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Data availability

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