Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate
Updated: Jul 26
In the past, sodium cocoyl isethionate (SCI) was the main raw material used to make soap, shower gel, and bath liquids.
However, SCI has low solubility in water and is difficult to dissolve in water at room temperature, which means it is not flexible enough for most applications.
As an improved product, sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate (SLMI) solves the problem very well. SLMI is easily soluble in water at room temperature, and its other properties are better than SCI.
What is Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate?
Sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate is formed by adding a methyl group to sodium lauroyl isethionate. There is a dramatic change in properties after just a small change.
Besides its excellent water solubility and long-lasting foam, this ingredient is an incredibly mild surfactant, making it suitable even for sensitive skin; Not to be confused with similar-sounding sodium lauryl sulfate, it is a natural product, pH stable (from 4.5 to 8.5). and is considered to be one of the safest on the market.
Why use it?