This chemical is mostly commonly used as a surfactant in shampoos, detergents and cleansing lotions. (Surfactants, when added to liquids, reduces surface tension which increase its spreading an wetting ability).
It is commonly used in "no tears" types of shampoos.
Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other uses topical skin care products that contain this chemical, skin-to-skin transfer may occur to you.

Other names you may see this chemical listed as:
  Tegobetaine L7
  Cocoyl amide propyldimethyl glycine
  Coconut oil amidopropyl betaine
  N-cocamidoprpyl-N,N-dimethlglycine hydroxide inner salt

Possible Occupational exposures
    Hairdressers with hand dermatitis
Cocamidopropyl Betaine
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Where is it found?
What is it?
Hints on avoiding:
Anal cleansers
Anti Static Agent
Bath formulations
Bubble bath
Cleansing lotion
Contact lens cleaning solutions
Eye make-up removers
Hair colorants
Hair conditioners
Liquid soaps
Shaving products
Styling products

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This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.