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Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

What-it-does: surfactant/cleansing

Official CosIng Information


A cleansing agent that's claimed to be so gentle on the skin that it hardly impacts the skin barrier. It also gives a rich, creamy foam, it's based on vegetable fatty acids and is readily biodegradable.

It's an especially important and popular ingredient in "syndet bars" (or soapless soaps). Dr. Leslie Baumann says in her great Cosmetic Dermatology book that thanks to the unique molecular characteristic of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, it "has defined a new dimension in the mildness of cleansing bars".

Show me some proof

  • Leslie Baumann, MD, Cosmetic Dermatology, 2nd edition, Cleansing Agents - page 265

Products with Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

100 Senses The Ultimate Body Bar - Fragrance-Free 100 Senses Ultimate Body Bar - Fragranced Amor Luminis Oceane Shampoo Bar Aveeno Moisturizing Bar BIOSAKURE Coconut Shampoo For Dry Hair CVS Health Acne Cleansing Bar Maximum Strength CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser Bar Earth bits Itchy Scalp Shampoo Bar Ethique Bar Minimum Ethique Heali Kiwi Farmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains Good Molecules Clarify & Cleanse Bar Good Molecules Hydrate & Cleanse Bar HiBar Volumize Shampoo KOHA Beauty Shampoo Bar Nini Organica Natura Detox Foam Pharmaceutical Specialties Vanicream Cleansing Bar Rustic art Shikakai Shampoo Bar Seed & Sprout The Exfoliate Bar Simple Daily Skin Detox Charcoal Cleansing Stick St Ives Matcha Green Tea & Ginger Cleansing Stick Sweetyline Cosmetics Shower Washing Powder Vanicream Cleansing Bar Zero waste path 2In1 Shampoo Conditioner Itchy Scalp ARGANICARE Shampoo "Argan Oil" Abib Mild Acidic Foam Cleanser Acure Incredibly Clear Cleansing Stick Acure Resurfacing Glycolic & Unicorn Root Cleanser Acure Seriously Soothing Cleansing Cream Acure Seriously Soothing Cleansing Cream Acure Ultra Hydrating Green Juice Cleanser Acure Ultra Hydrating Green Juice Cleanser Alfaparf Milano Semi Di Lino Purifying Low Shampoo Algenist Gentle Rejuvenating Cleanser Alterna Caviar Anti-Ageing Blonde Shampoo Anua Heartleaf Gentle Facial Cleanser Arbonne Agewell Cleanser Arbonne Re9 Advanced Smoothing Facial Cleanser #811 Aveda Pure-Formance Shampoo B Clean B. Cleam Creamy Foam Cleanser Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub Biore Blue Agave Face Mask Biore Charcoal Whipped Detox Face Mask Briogeo Blossom & Bloomâ„¢ Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Shampoo CNP Hydro Intensive Gentle Cleansing Foam CNP Perfect Barrier Cera Cleanser CNP Laboratory Perfect Barrier Cera Cleanser COSRX Low Ph Centella Cleansing Powder COSRX Pure Fit Cica Cleanser