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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

Amor Luminis Oceane Shampoo Bar CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar Farmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains HiBar Volumize Shampoo Pharmaceutical Specialties Vanicream Cleansing Bar Simple Daily Skin Detox Charcoal Cleansing Stick St Ives Matcha Green Tea & Ginger Cleansing Stick Abib Mild Acidic Foam Cleanser Acure Incredibly Clear Cleansing Stick Acure Seriously Soothing Cleansing Cream Acure Seriously Soothing Cleansing Cream Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub Biore Blue Agave Face Mask Briogeo Blossom & Bloom™ Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Shampoo CNP Hydro Intensive Gentle Cleansing Foam CNP Perfect Barrier Cera Cleanser COSRX Low Ph Centella Cleansing Powder Celimax Derma Nature Relief Madecica Ph Balancing Foam Cleansing 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 Hanalei Papaya Enzyme Powder Face Cleanser Holika Holika Less on Skin Redness Calming CICA Cleansing Foam Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cleanser Kevin Murphy Angel Wash Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser Kosmetic Immunity Enzyme Cleansing Powder Lather Caviar Lime Aha Cleansing Crème MASQUE-OLOGY Vita-Collagen Dual Action Powder Mask + Cleanse Make P:rem Safe Me. Relief Moisture Cleansing Foam Monat Be Balanced Foamy Cleanser 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 Paul Mitchell Forever Blonde Shampoo Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Oil-Reducing Cleanser Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cream Cleanser Pyunkang Yul Cleansing Foam ROUND LAB 1025 Dokdo Cleanser Skin1004 Madagascar Centella Ampoule Foam Vanicream Z-Bar (Pyrithione Zinc 2%) Medicated Cleansing Bar Verso Foaming Cleanser