INGREDIENTS IN DEPTH - SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE

SUMMARY: GOOD | SAFE TO BE USED IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS | APPROVED BY REGULATORY BODIES

A well-known mild cleansing and foaming agent used in personal care products as a surfactant.

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WHAT IS SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE:  Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate is a natural and mild surfactant derived from the sodium salt of the coconut fatty acid. It acts as a foaming agent, cleansing agent and a mild surfactant. It is a safer, natural and effective alternative to other surfactants. It is used in sulphate-free personal care products.  

REVIEW OF SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE

Name of Brand/ Organization

Paula's Choice

EWG

CIR

FDA

EU Cosmetics Regulation

Rating/Review

GOOD

1

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Sodium methyl cocoyl taurate is one of the most researched and reviewed ingredients. Top regulatory bodies like CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review thoroughly investigates the safety of ingredients used in cosmetics), and EWG (Environmental Working Group Skin Deep is a cosmetic database for ensuring the safety of ingredients being used in personal care products) along with popular skincare brand Paula's Choice have rated it safe for use in cosmetics, personal care products. 

BENEFITS OF SODIUM METHYL COCOYL TAURATE: The popular Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate has the following benefits:

  • Acts as a foaming agent: It helps the product foam well and makes the application easier. The foam helps in spreading the product over a larger surface area and makes the product more effective by allowing it to penetrate deeper into the hair which enhances the effect of the product.
  • Acts as a surfactant: It reduces the surface tension of the skin which helps in even distribution of the product when it is applied, thereby increasing the efficiency of it.
  • Cleansing Agent: It prevents oil and water from separating into their constituents, therefore, it effectively cleanses the dirt, grime accumulated in the hair, making it healthy.

CITATIONS/FURTHER READ

 ANVEYA INGREDIENTS DIRECTORY  

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