Sodium lauroamphoacetate is a zwitterionic surfactant that’s used as a very mild cleansing agent originally created for infant washes.
Zwitterionic surfactants carry both a positive and a negative charge. These charges are usually dependent on the pH value. Below a certain pH, it’s positively charged or cationic; above a certain pH, it’s negatively charged or anionic. The isoelectric point is the point where the molecule is non-ionic or has a neutral electrical charge. Below that point, the molecule is cationic. Above that point, the molecule is anionic.
It is such a mild surfactant that it’s often used to reduce the irritation potential of other surfactants. Derived from coconut oil, it is biodegradable and suitable for septic and grey water.
Products with Sodium Lauroamphoacetate
Balancing Hybrid Cleanser: calm + clarify
An indulgent daily ritual to perfectly prep the skin. Gently clarify, soothe redness and sensitivity, and delicately refine texture with this impurity dissolving balm and nourishing gel cleanser in one.
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