WHAT THE Sodium Laurete Sulfate
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (commonly known as SLS) is a widely used and inexpensive chemical found in many mainstream personal hygiene products such as shampoos, toothpastes, mouthwashes, body wash, soaps, and detergents.
There has been a lot of speculation of this chemical linking to cancer, but as there is no real scientific link, it still goes free in the market.
If you're still not convinced that SLS is bad news, the fact that it plays a part in the creation of Dioxane should make you stop and listen.
1,4-dioxane, a carcinogen linked to organ toxicity, may be found in as many as 22 percent of the more than 25,000 cosmetics products, however you wouldn't find it listed on labels, why? Because its a by-product of SLS in manufacturing. Dioxane exists in your relaxers, your body washes, and most products that foam up, and goes without labeling. There is really no way to know for certain whether a product contains 1,4,-dioxane, making it difficult for consumers to avoid it.
My biggest recommendation is to avoid SLS as an ingredient in your products altogether, and find alternative skincare methods. Read Bag or Trash to see the list of other ingredients that are just as toxic, and should be avoided.
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