Sodium Lauroamphoacetate


Cleansing Agent

No known benefits

Sodium Lauroamphoacetate at a glance

  • Considered one of the gentlest cleansing agents
  • Also used to boost foaming properties
  • Often used in formulating cleansers for babies
  • Helps stabilise and works well with other cleansing agents

Sodium Lauroamphoacetate description

Sodium lauroamphoacetate is a surfactant (cleansing agent) that is also used as a lather agent (foam booster). An amphoteric surfactant, it is considered one of the gentlest cleansing agents in cosmetics and is often used in formulating cleaning products for babies. Sodium lauroamphoactate is often used with other cleansing agents, where it helps boost their foaming properties and provide an extra measure of stability to a cleanser’s texture. It may be plant-derived or synthetic. Typical usage levels range from 1–30%, depending on whether it is the primary or secondary cleansing agent.

Sodium Lauroamphoacetate references

  • International Journal of Cosmetic Science, February 2018, pages 16–30
  • Dermatitis, October 2010, pages 262–268
  • Food and Chemical Toxicology, May 2007, pages 747-758

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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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