EWG Risk Score:
0 (Should be higher!)
What is it?
Sodium isethionate is the sodium salt of isethionic acid, used as a skin conditioning agent.
What are its risks?
- Sodium cocoyl isethionate is created by combining sodium with isethionic acid. Isethionic acid is created by combining sodium bisulfite in an aqueous solution and ethylene oxide. Ethylene oxide is a known carcinogen. Traces of ethylene oxide can remain in the product, along with carcinogenic 1,4-dioxane. (Source)