Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate is a water soluble, coconut derived, surfactant that also happens to be sulfate-free.
Used in cosmetics.
- Surfactants are found in most cleansing products as they degrease, emulsify oils and fats, and suspend oil in order for it to be washed away. And while some surfactants can be drying and irritating, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate has proven to be mild and gentle. This is because it is a large molecule ingredient, which means it cannot penetrate the skin; and therefore, not irritate it either.
- Another benefit of Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate is its lathering ability. This ingredient allows Nature’s Aid’s shampoo and conditioner to deliver an amazing hair washing experience because it creates a natural lather that rivals that of any non-natural shampoo on the market.
With an EWG score of 1, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate is deemed to be very safe, non-toxic, a non irritant, and is biodegradable.
Source: Naturesaid, https://www.naturesaid.ca/what-you-need-to-know-about-sodium-lauroyl-methyl-isethionate/