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Cosmetics Ingredients


CAS Number 66161-62-4
Chem/IUPAC Name: Glycine, N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-N-[2-(1-oxododecylamino)ethyl]-, monosodium salt
EINECS/ELINCS No: 266-197-2
COSING REF No: 79678
Sodium Lauroamphoacetate is a commonly used amphoteric surfactant, which means it can act as both a foaming and cleansing agent. Primarily, it creates a rich lather and effectively removes dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin and hair. While Sodium Lauroamphoacetate contains the term "sodium" in its name, it is not a sodium sulfate compound. Instead, it is a mild and gentle surfactant that does not contain sulfates. The chemical formula of Sodium Lauroamphoacetate is C16H32ClN2NaO4. Additionally, this ingredient is not considered organic since it is obtained via a chemical process.


Sodium Lauroamphoacetate finds many applications in hair care and skin care products due to its gentle yet effective cleansing properties.
  • Skin care: It helps in removing dirt, excess oil, and impurities from the skin without causing excessive dryness or irritation. The mild nature of this ingredient makes it suitable for sensitive skin types, providing a gentle cleansing experience while maintaining the skin's natural moisture balance
  • Hair care: It is utilized in shampoos, conditioners, and hair cleansers. It helps to create a rich lather, effectively cleansing the scalp and hair strands by removing product buildup, dirt, and oils. It leaves the hair feeling clean, refreshed, and manageable, without stripping away essential moisture or causing excessive dryness


Sodium Lauroamphoacetate is synthesized through a chemical reaction between lauric acid (derived from coconut oil), and glycine. This reaction forms an amphoteric surfactant with a balanced charge, resulting in the production of Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, which is then purified and used in cosmetic formulations.

What does SODIUM LAUROAMPHOACETATE do in a formulation?

  • Cleansing
  • Foaming
  • Foam boosting
  • Hair conditioning
  • Surfactant

Safety profile

Sodium Lauroamphoacetate is considered safe for use in cosmetics as it has a low potential for skin irritation or any other side effects. It is also vegan-friendly, as it does not contain any animal-derived ingredients. Sodium Lauroamphoacetate is typically used in cosmetic formulations at a usage rate of 1-30% to ensure effective cleansing while maintaining skin and hair integrity.

Technical profile

Property Values
Boiling Point 557.30°C
Melting Point 110-120°C
pH 5.0-7.0
Solubility Soluble in water
Viscosity Low
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