Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate
- †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 the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.
Other ConcernsEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (moderate), and Contamination concerns (high)
SYNONYMSGLYCINE, N-METHYL-N-(1-OXODODECYL)-, SODIUM SALT, GLYCINE, NMETHYLN(1OXODODECYL), SODIUM SALT, N-DODECANOYLSARCOSINE SODIUM SALT, N-METHYL-N-(1-OXODODECYL)- SODIUM SALT GLYCINE, N-METHYL-N-(1-OXODODECYL)GLYCINE, SODIUM SALT, SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE, SODIUM N-LAUROYL SARCOSINATE, SODIUM N-LAUROYLSARCOSINATE, SODIUM SALT GLYCINE, N-METHYL-N-(1-OXODODECYL)-, and SODIUM SALT N-METHYL-N-(1-OXODODECYL)GLYCINE
Synthetic skin conditioning agent.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reingredientive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|body wash/cleanser||82 products|
|facial cleanser||54 products|
|liquid hand soap||28 products|
|baby shampoo||10 products|
|baby soap||9 products|
|sunless tanning||6 products|
|bar soap||4 products|
|tooth whitening||4 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||3 products|
|body oil||3 products|
|makeup remover||3 products|
|baby bubble bath||2 products|
|hair styling aide||2 products|
|beard cleanser||2 products|
|styling mousse/foam||2 products|
|hair treatment/serum||1 products|
|serums & essences||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|lip balm||1 products|
Enhanced skin absorption
|Penetration enhancer||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Japan - prohibited for use in some types of cosmetics||Japan's Standards for Cosmetics|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|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|
|Safety unknown for products that may be inhaled||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|55 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as a low human health priority||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.
- Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 2006. Standards for Cosmetics. Evaluation and Licensing Division. Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau.
- 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.
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