Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate


Cleansing Agent

No known benefits

Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate at a glance

  • Mild cleansing agent derived from corn and coconut
  • Used to adjust the foaming and lathering properties of cleansers
  • Considered non-irritating to eyes
  • Interesting fusion of natural and synthetic technologies

Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate description

Sodium laurylglucosides hydroxypropylsulfonate is a mild cleansing agent made from an ester mix of hydroxypropyl laurylmonoglucoside and hydroxypropyl lauryldiglucoside, both mild cleansing agents and foam (lather) boosters derived from renewable resources corn and coconut. It belongs to a newer class of water-soluble surfactants (a fancy term for cleansing agent) known as sulfonated alkyl polyglucosides, or SAPGs. This class of ingredients can be used as the primary cleansing agent to replace the oft-maligned sulfates. Unlike some sulfates, sodium laurylglucosides hydroxypropylsulfonate is considered non-irritating to skin and eyes. It can be made without a process known as ethoxylation, which can produce trace amounts of an undesirable byproduct known as 1,4-dioxane. As such, it’s an interesting option to use in products meant for sensitive skin. Usage levels of sodium laurylglucoside hydroxypropylsulfonate range from 15–35% in rinse-off formulas such as facial cleansers, shampoos, and body wash. It may be used on its own or in a blend with other cleansing agents.

Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate references

  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences, March 2021, pages 1–23
  • ACS Omega, October 2019, pages 16,372–16,377
  •, accessed June 2022
  •, accessed June 2022

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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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