Chemical name:

Alcohols C12-14, ethoxylated, sulfated, magnesium salts


specialty products, specialty additives, surfactants, anionic surfactants

Markets and applications:

I&I cleaning, personal care


cleansing agents, dispersants, emulsifiers, foaming agents, wetting agents


alkyl ether sulfates



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Magnesium Laureth Sulfate


EXOsoft MG is a mild anionic surfactant that belongs to the group of alkyl ether sulphates with the name defined by INCI as Magnesium Laureth Sulfate. The commercial product is offered as an approx. 25% solution of active substance in the form of colourless or light yellow liquid. EXOsoft MG shows high solubility in water. The product is preserved with MIT.

EXOsoft MG has foaming, cleaning and emulsifying properties. The product is widely used in the cosmetics industry to produce cleaning and body care preparations. As it is more gentle to skin than SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) and SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), the product may be a perfect alternative to hair shampoos, products for washing face, body and hair, bath foams, hand washing liquids and showers gels. The preparations including EXOsoft MG are especially recommended for people with sensitive skin.

When compared with sodium salt, EXOsoft MG generates more stable foams and ensures better solubility in oils. The product is applied in the formulations characterized by neutral or slightly acidic pH. It may be concentrated using sodium chloride. The product is biodegradable.

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Properties and applications:

Advantages of the product:

  • more gentle to skin than SLS and SLES,
  • better solubility in oils than sodium salt,
  • may be concentrated with sodium chloride,
  • more stable foam than in case of sodium salt,
  • biodegradable.


  • shampoos and anti-dandruff shampoos,
  • bath preparations/foams,
  • shower gels,
  • baby care preparations, shampoos,
  • face washing gels,
  • liquid soaps,
  • make-up remover liquids,
  • preparations for personal hygiene.

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