Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low)
This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
Sodium cocoyl isethionate is a surfactant based on fatty acids from coconut oil and isoethionic acid, a type of sulfonic acid.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|body wash/cleanser||238 products|
|facial cleanser||170 products|
|bar soap||71 products|
|liquid hand soap||53 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||42 products|
|baby shampoo||33 products|
|hair color and bleaching||24 products|
|shaving cream||22 products|
|bubble bath||20 products|
|hair treatment/serum||18 products|
|baby soap||12 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||7 products|
|hair styling aide||6 products|
|beard cleanser||6 products|
|makeup remover||5 products|
|baby bubble bath||5 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||3 products|
|hand cream||3 products|
|beard care||3 products|
|baby lotion||2 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|body spray||1 products|
|oil controller||1 products|
|eye liner||1 products|
|baby sunscreen||1 products|
|around-eye cream||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|foot cleansing||1 products|
|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|
|6 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- 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.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
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