Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 15, 2021.
Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)
What is it?
Sodium laureth sulfate is a surfactant and detergent found in many cosmetic and personal care products, such as soaps, shampoos and toothpaste. Sodium laureth sulfate is not to be confused with sodium lauryl sulfate. There is concern that sodium laureth sulphate may be contaminated with potentially toxic manufacturing impurities such as 1,4-dioxane. The state of California has banned 1,4-dioxane as a potential carcinogen.
Top medications with this excipient
- Chlorpheniramine Maleate Extended Release 12 mg
- Fenofibrate 160 mg
- Fenofibrate 54 mg
- Mynephron dialysis and stress vitamin supplement
- EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetic Database. Accessed March 3, 2015 at http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/706089/SODIUM_LAURETH_SULFATE/
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