A CIR report concluded that sodium and ammonium lauryl sulfate "appear to be safe in formulations designed for discontinuous, brief use, followed by a thorough rinsing from the surface of the skin. In products intended for longer use concentrations should not exceed 1%.
An anionic surfactant, it lowers the tension surface of water. It is often added to products as a foaming agent and as a detergent. Used commonly in shampoos and skin cleansers.
Other Names: Ammonium Dodecyl Sulfate, Monododecyl Ester, Ammonium Salt
Appearance: Thick yellowish liquid.
INCI Name: Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate
Solubility: Soluble in water
Natural or Synthetic: Synthetic
Recommended Retest or Shelf Life: 2+ years
Storage: Cool dry place.
Not for Ingestion.In high concentrations this molecule may cause severe irritation to eyes and skin. Inhalation may cause irritation to the respiratory system. Ingestion may cause irritation, nausea or diarrhea.
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