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sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate
Used primarily as a detergent cleansing agent, but is potentially drying and can aggravate skin. Can be derived from coconut. It’s tricky to include in formulas due to stability issues, but it does produce copious foam.
Reference for this information:
International Journal of Toxicology, October 1998, issue 5, pages 39-65
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