Lauric Acid

Our database includes 330 products that contain Lauric Acid.

Community rating: Very Disliked


Oily Skin
Fungal Acne

Lauric Acid is a fatty acid or lipid. About half of fatty acids in coconut oil is lauric acid.

Lauric Acid helps hydrate and sooth skin. As a humectant, it helps trap moisture. It also aids in cleaning.

Lauric acid is also used to enhance the texture of products.

Emerging studies show Lauric Acid to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. The antimicrobial property helps strengthen the skin barrier by fighting off bad bacteria.

We recommend speaking to a professional about using Lauric Acid for your skin.

Lauric Acid is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 2.0% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Cleansing, Emulsifying

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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Fungal Acne • Acne • Texture • Redness

Where it's used

Lauric Acid is most often found as ingredient number 11 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Lauric Acid the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 34931
  • EC #:  205-582-1
  • All Functions: Cleansing, Emulsifying, Surfactant
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.