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SODIUM METHYL TAURATE

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What is Sodium methyl taurate?

Sodium methyl laureate is a member of the taurate family, which is a non-ionic mild surfactant. It is mainly used as a mild surfactant in baby products and is always used in combination with other surfactants. For more information on its use please refer to Sodium methyl cocoyl taurate.

 

Use & Benefits:

Mild Surfactant: Sodium methyl laureate is a gentle and mild surfactant that is suitable for use in baby products. It is used in combination with other surfactants to produce a gentle cleansing effect without irritating the skin. This makes it an ideal ingredient for use in products such as baby shampoos, bubble baths, and body washes.

Foaming Agent: Sodium methyl laureate is also used as a foaming agent in personal care products. It helps to create a rich and creamy lather, which makes products more enjoyable to use. In addition, the lather helps to distribute the product more evenly over the skin, which ensures that the active ingredients are delivered to the skin effectively.

Emulsifier: Sodium methyl laureate is an effective emulsifier, which means that it can help to mix oil and water-based ingredients in a product. This is particularly useful in skincare products, where it can be used to create a smooth and creamy texture.

Moisturizing Properties: Sodium methyl laureate has moisturizing properties that can help to keep the skin hydrated. This is particularly important in baby products, where it is important to keep the skin soft and supple. Sodium methyl laureate can help to prevent dryness and flakiness, which can be particularly problematic for infants and young children.

Mild Preservative: Sodium methyl laureate is also a mild preservative, which means that it can help to extend the shelf life of a product. This is particularly useful in skincare products, which can be susceptible to bacterial growth.


References:

Barel, A. O., Paye, M., & Maibach, H. I. (2014). Handbook of cosmetic science and technology. CRC press.

Draelos, Z. D. (2019). Cosmetic dermatology: products and procedures. John Wiley & Sons.

Flick, E. W. (Ed.). (2016). Handbook of cosmetic science and technology (4th ed.). Taylor & Francis.

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