TEA-Lauryl Sulfate


Cleansing Agent

No known benefits

TEA-Lauryl Sulfate description

Cleansing agent that’s potentially drying, particularly when it’s the primary cleansing ingredient where the concentration is likely to exceed 10.5%. This cleansing agent is used far less often than ammonium or sodium sulfates or their derivatives. TEA-lauryl sulfate may be plant-derived or synthetic.

TEA-Lauryl Sulfate references

  • Encyclopedia of Shampoo Ingredients, Micelle Press, 1998, pages 392-393.
  • International Journal of Toxicology, July 1982, pages 143-167

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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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