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How does sodium isethionate work in cleansers?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Sodium isethionate is a surfactant, an essential ingredient to many cleansers. Since water and oil do not mix, a surfactant's job is to enable the water to cling to oil and dirt so they can be rinsed off of the skin.

 

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