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Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate

What-it-does: surfactant/cleansing


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

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar HiBar Volumize Shampoo Pharmaceutical Specialties Vanicream Cleansing Bar St Ives Matcha Green Tea & Ginger Cleansing Stick Abib Mild Acidic Foam Cleanser Acure Incredibly Clear Cleansing Stick Acure Seriously Soothing Cleansing Cream Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub Biore Blue Agave Face Mask CNP Hydro Intensive Gentle Cleansing Foam CNP Perfect Barrier Cera Cleanser COSRX Low Ph Centella Cleansing Powder Comfort Zone Skin Regimen Cleansing Cream Dr. Brandt Clean Biotic Emma S. Cleansing Facial Wash Eucerin Ph5 Soap-Free Bar First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser Kevin Murphy Angel Wash Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser Lather Caviar Lime Aha Cleansing Crème MASQUE-OLOGY Vita-Collagen Dual Action Powder Mask + Cleanse Make P:rem Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cleansing Foam MooGoo Gentle Exfoliating Powder NYDG Colloidal Oatmeal Cleanser Nannette de Gaspé Art Of Noir - Essence Noir Cleanser Nannette de Gaspé Essence Noir Cleanser Ole Henriksen Find Your Balance Oil Control Face Wash Ouai Curl Shampoo Ouidad Advanced Climate Control® Defrizzing Shampoo Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser ROUND LAB 1025 Dokdo Cleanser Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Ampoule Foam Vanicream Z-Bar (Pyrithione Zinc 2%) Medicated Cleansing Bar Verso Foaming Cleanser innisfree Blueberry Rebalancing 5.5 Cleanser BOSCIA Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment BY WISHTREND Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash Biore Baking Soda Acne Scrub Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub Brandless Green Tea & Aloe Body Wash Brandless Green Tea & Aloe Moisturizing Shampoo Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant Dermavive Facial Cleanser Dove Go Fresh Face Cleanser Dr. Troub Bio Repair Powder Cleanser Etude House Cica Balance 5.5 Foam Cleanser