Know Your Ingredients: Lauryl Lactate

by Gio

lauryl lactate

What it is
Lauryl Lactate is part of the Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) family.

What it does
Lauryl Lactate is an emollient that makes skin soft and smooth.
Sometimes, it is also used to impart fragrance to a product.

Side effects
Lauryl Lactate is generally considered to be safe.


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Janessa May 24, 2015 - 4:12 am

When I glanced too quickly at the description, I read that it is sometimes necessary to impart fragrance. What a smelly ingredient! Haha.

Gio May 24, 2015 - 3:42 pm

Janessa, lol! It is. 🙂


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