Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate


New ingredients

No known benefits

Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate description

Sodium methyl cocoyl taurate is a mild surfactant derived from coconut; often used in cleansers when the desired effect is a creamy foam.

Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate references

  • Cosmetics & Toiletries, July 2020, ePublication
  • International Journal of Cosmetic Science, November 2017, pages 16-30
  • Cosmetic Ingredient Review, February 2016, pages 1-23

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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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Not Rated