Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate


Cleansing Agent

No known benefits

Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate description

Used primarily as a detergent cleansing agent; considered gentle and effective. It can be derived from coconut.

Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate references

  • International Journal of Toxicology, 1983, pages 127-181

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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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Not Rated