Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids


Cleansing Agent

Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids description

The main function of sodium lauroyl oat amino acids in skin care is to contribute mild cleansing properties for products such as face/body/hand washes. This ingredient is noted for its skin-softening and soothing qualities. As such, it’s considered very gentle and unlikely to cause skin dryness or irritation. Sodium lauroyl oat amino acids may also be found in hair conditioners, shampoos, and anti-static products. In 2017, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel deemed sodium lauroyl oat amino acids safe for cosmetic use. Their report surveyed 98 personal care products containing up to 5% concentration of sodium lauroyl oat amino acids. Amounts of 2–5% are common in cosmetics, but some suppliers recommend usage levels up to 20% depending on formulary goals. This ingredient may be naturally or synthetically derived. It is created by condensing the chloride form of lauric acid (a fatty acid) with amino acids derived from oat protein. It is described as a clear to slightly opalescent liquid in its raw material state.

Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids references

  • Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, December 2020, pages 1,730-1,737
  • International Journal of Toxicology, May/June Supplement, 2017, pages 17S-56S
  • Dermatitis, September/October 2010, pages 262-268

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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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