Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate


Cleansing Agent

No known benefits

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate description

Disodium cocoamphodiacetate is a mild detergent cleansing agent derived from coconut; most often used in facial cleansers.

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate references

  • CosmeticsInfo.org, Accessed March 2021, ePublication
  • Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, February 2018, pages 8-14
  • Dermatitis, September 2010, pages 262-268
  • World Surfactant Congress CESIO, June 2004, pages 1-9

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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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