coconut acid

A natural mixture of fatty acid found in coconut oil. Coconut acid’s primary use in cosmetics is as a cleansing agent.

References for this information:
International Journal of Toxicology, Supplement, May 2011, pages 5S-16S; and May 1986, pages 103-121

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