Sucrose Laurate Good Cleansing Agent Hydration Sucrose Laurate at a glance Created from a combination of sugar and lauric acid Functions as an emollient/skin-conditioning agent and emulsifier/surfactant Often touted as a gentle cleansing agent P&G study suggests blending this ingredient with dilaurate to mitigate skin dulling/yellowing Sucrose Laurate description Sucrose laurate is classified as an emollient/skin-conditioning agent and emulsifier/surfactant. This versatile, plant-derived ingredient is created from a combination of sugar and lauric acid (one of several fatty acids found in coconut oil, babassu butter and other natural fats). It is often touted as a gentle cleansing agent. A 2022 study funded by Procter & Gamble combined sucrose laurate with dilaurate and suggested this blend to prevent unhealthy yellowish/dull skin appearance after oxidative stress. More independent studies are necessary to validate these effects. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) 2021 assessment of sucrose laurate deemed it safe in the present practices of use and concentration. Their survey reported use in 42 personal care formulations with a maximum concentration of 3% at the time of this writing.