Coconut Acid


Cleansing Agent

No known benefits

Coconut Acid description

A natural mixture of fatty acid found in coconut oil. Coconut acid’s primary use in cosmetics is as a cleansing agent.

Coconut Acid references

  • International Journal of Toxicology, Supplement, May 2011, pages 5S-16S; and May 1986, pages 103-121

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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