The compound is a surfactant found in cosmetics because of its ability to dissolve grease and dirt.
The substance can irritate the skin and eyes. Irritation to skin and eyes is not an allergy or permanent condition. Substances that can irritate the eye and skin are allowed in products certified by Asthma-Allergy Denmark. We do, however, require that the total concentration of irritants are low and we always do an individual assessment of the product taking into account the use and the amount of the substance that the consumer will be exposed to.
Information for the manufacturers:
The substance is considered a naturally derived substance and does not fall under our requirements for natural ingredients / raw materials.
We have requirements for the total amount of irritants in a certified product. The final assessment will always depend on an individual assessment of the product but the following could be used as a guidance:
A total amount of irritants above 20 % would only be allowed in few cases where other ingredients are added to the product to prevent irritation. This would be an individual assessment taking into account the product type, ingredients added to prevent irritation, other ingredients and the use of the product.