What is sodium lauryl sulfate and why should we avoid it?

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), is the main cleaning agent and second-largest ingredient after water in most regular brands of soap, shampoo, shower creams, liquid soap, toothpaste, shaving gel, etc. There are also other types of sulfates including Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and Ammonium Laurel Sulfate (ALS). They are all what makes a product ‘foam up’ and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is the most commonly used.

Why should we avoid it?
Sulfates allow grime and dead skin cells to be removed from your skin and washed away with water, the downside is that they can also strip natural oils from the skin, that can cause skin irritation like redness, dryness, and itching and your all-important skin barrier might be impaired

What to include in your daily cleaning routine?
Instead of using products with these harmful ingredients find a SLS free product with a natural foaming that is much safer for your skin. Our handmade sops are SLS free and skin safe, we use natural ingredients that will not dry out the skin or strip it of its vital nutrients.

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