Triethanolamine Lauryl Sulfate
- 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), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate), and Contamination concerns (high)
SYNONYMSSULFURIC ACID, MONODECYL ESTER COMPD. WITH 2,2',2"-NITRILOTIS[ETHANOL] (1:1), SULFURIC ACID, MONODODECYL ESTER, COMPD. WITH 2,2 ,2 NITRILOTRIS[ETHANOL] (1:1), SULFURIC ACID, MONODODECYL ESTER, COMPD. WITH 2,2',2"-NITRILOTRIS[ETHANOL], TEA-LAURYL SULFATE, TRIETHANOLAMINE LAURYL SULFATE, TRIETHANOLAMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE, and TRIS(2-HYDROXYETHYL)AMMONIUM DODECYLSULPHATE
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
TEA-Lauryl Sulfate is a triethanolamine salt of lauryl sulfuric acid.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
Enhanced skin absorption
|Penetration enhancer||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||CosIng|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||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|
|13 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
- European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
- 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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