Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
SYNONYMSSODIUM LAUROYL METHYL ISETHIONATE and SODIUM LAUROYL METHYL ISOTHIONATE
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|body wash/cleanser||68 products|
|facial cleanser||50 products|
|baby shampoo||17 products|
|baby soap||14 products|
|baby bubble bath||10 products|
|liquid hand soap||10 products|
|bubble bath||7 products|
|hair treatment/serum||7 products|
|beard cleanser||6 products|
|shaving cream||4 products|
|bar soap||2 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||1 products|
|beard care||1 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||1 products|
|daily use with SPF||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|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
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