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Sodium Myristoyl 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.

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Other Concerns

Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions (low), and Contamination concerns (high)

SYNONYMS

GLYCINE, N-METHYL-N-(1-OXOTETRADECYL)-, SODIUM SALT, N-METHYL-N-(1-OXOTETRADECYL)- SODIUM SALT GLYCINE, N-METHYL-N-(1-OXOTETRADECYL)GLYCINE, SODIUM SALT, N-MYRISTOYLSARCOSINE ACID, SODIUM SALT, SODIUM MYRISTOYL SARCOSINATE, SODIUM MYRISTOYLMETHYL GLYCINATE, SODIUM N-METHYL-N-(1-OXOTETRADECYL)AMINOACETATE, SODIUM SALT GLYCINE, N-METHYL-N-(1-OXOTETRADECYL)-, and SODIUM SALT N-METHYL-N-(1-OXOTETRADECYL)GLYCINE

Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate is a sodium salt of Myristoyl Sarcosine (q.v.).

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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foundation43 products
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body wash/cleanser3 products
baby shampoo1 products
baby soap1 products
beard cleanser1 products

Contamination concerns

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Chemical
NITROSAMINES

Enhanced skin absorption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Penetration enhancerCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Safety unknown for products that may be inhaledCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments
2 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • 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

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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