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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 BIOSAKURE Coconut Shampoo For Dry Hair CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar Ethique Heali Kiwi Farmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains Good Molecules Clarify & Cleanse Bar HiBar Volumize Shampoo Pharmaceutical Specialties Vanicream Cleansing Bar Simple Daily Skin Detox Charcoal Cleansing Stick St Ives Matcha Green Tea & Ginger Cleansing Stick Vanicream Cleansing Bar 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 Alterna Caviar Anti-Ageing Blonde Shampoo Arbonne Re9 Advanced Smoothing Facial Cleanser #811 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 Celimax Derma Nature Relief Madecica Ph Balancing Foam Cleansing Clearasil Ultra 5 In 1 Wash Comfort Zone Skin Regimen Cleansing Cream Dr Ceuracle Pro-Balance Night Enzyme Wash Dr. Brandt Clean Biotic Ph-Balanced Yogurt Cleanser With Clorophyll Dr. Carver's Mandatory Prep Scrub Elizavecca Milky Piggy Hell-Pore Clean Up Enzyme Powder Wash Emma S. Cleansing Facial Wash Etude House Soon Jung 5.5 Foam Cleanser Eucerin Ph5 Soap-Free Bar First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Polish First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser Foamie Aloe You Vera Much Shower Sponge Foamie Shake Your Coconuts Shower Sponge Foamie Soft Satisfaction Shampoo Bar Foamie The Berry Burst Shower Sponge Good Molecules Pineapple Exfoliating Powder Hanalei Papaya Enzyme Powder Face Cleanser