Cleansing Agent

No known benefits

Laureth-7 at a glance

  • Used as a cleansing agent/emulsifier/texture enhancer in cosmetic formulas
  • Derived from lauryl alcohol (a non-drying fatty alcohol derived from coconut oil)
  • Liquid in its raw material form
  • Proven track record of safety in cosmetic use

Laureth-7 description

Form of lauryl alcohol (a non-sensitising fatty alcohol derived from coconut oil) that can function as a cleansing agent and texture enhancer. Despite information found on the Internet, there’s no substantiated evidence that this ingredient is problematic for oily skin.

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