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Cocamide DEA

Cocamide DEA is a surfactant which is used in a variety of cosmetic products such as shampoos, bath products and lotions.

Cocamide DEA is safe to use in cosmetic products. All cosmetic ingredients must be safe to use, according to strict European cosmetic safety laws. The safety of cocamide DEA has not been questioned by the European Commission or its independent expert advisory committee, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS).

The letters 'DEA' in cocamide DEA stand for diethanolamide. This should not be confused with a completely different substance with very different properties called diethanolamine, which is also sometimes known as 'DEA'. Diethanolamine is banned from use in cosmetic products under the Cosmetics legislation.

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