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

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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.


  • A. Goossens
  • Magnus Bruze
  • Birgitta Gruvberger
  • K Gielen
  • L Stoskute
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Dermatology and Venereal Diseases


  • sodium cocoamphoacetate, facial, eyelid, eye, cosmetics, atopy, cleansers, allergic contact dermatitis, amphoterics, surfactants
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-U5
JournalContact Dermatitis
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Occupational and Environmental Dermatology Unit (013241310), Pediatrics/Urology/Gynecology/Endocrinology (013240400)