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Contact Dermatitis. 2006 Nov;55(5):302-4.

Contact allergy to sodium cocoamphoacetate present in an eye make-up remover.

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Department of Dermatology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium. an.goossens@uz.kuleuven.be

Abstract

This is a case report of a contact allergic reaction on the face due to a skin cleansing product containing the amphoteric surfactant sodium cocoamphoacetate, occurring in an atopic woman with multiple contact sensitivities. Because of its weak irritant properties, this surfactant is widely used in cosmetic products intended to be used for sensitive skin, including products for intimate, and baby hygiene.

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