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* A surfactant found in shampoos
Magnesium Laureth Sulfate is the salt of Sodium Laureth Sulfate. It is a cleansing agent and surfactant used in a large numbers of shampoos because of its gentle formula. It is less irritating than many other surfactants and can be used by people with sensitive skin; it also works in hard water (The Beauty Brains and Wikpedia).
Safety Measures/Side Effects:
Magnesium Laureth Sulfate is generally considered a safe ingredient, although the EWG does have concerns that contamination can occur by Ethylene Oxide and 1,4 Dioxane, two known toxins. This chance is slim, however, and contamination can be monitored and controlled. No other research to suggest that Magnesium Laureth Sulfate had adverse side effects was found. The Material Safety Data Sheet says that mild eye irritation may be caused.
Recommended Products w/ Magnesium Laureth Sulfate:
Ahava Anti Dandruff Shampoo