Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate sounds like a scary synthetic chemical formulated in a lab. However, it’s not that complicated. It’s a white paste derived from coconuts. This ingredient is a surfactant; basically, it means that it can allow oil and water to mix, making it an effective cleansing agent. Naturally derived from coconuts, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate is a gentle but effective foaming cleanser ingredient. It is a great alternative to harsh silicones that are found in many big brand skincare and haircare products. Research has shown that it is a non-irritant, so even sensitive skin can benefit from products that contain this ingredient. Here at Essentique, where we are devoted to producing products made from only the best natural ingredients, we use this coconut derived ingredient in many products. Lumin8 oil cleanser, Square 1 hand and body wash, and the Dew be Dew, AloeVa, Quench, and Eggcel hairwashes all use Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate as a cleansing agent and moisturizer. Because of Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, all of these products are extremely gentle but still effective in doing their jobs. Essentique is committed to giving the best and only the best products to our customers, and with that comes using great ingredients that are beneficial to all of your needs.