Sodium Lauryl Sulfate | Best facials in Scottsdale – New Serenity Day Spa

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, what is it and why do you see the ingredients listed on your skin care products?

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is widely used in lotions, bubble baths, shampoos, toothpaste and a variety of other commonly used hygiene products. The ingredient emulsifies fats and causes the products to be foamy in texture. Because of it’s degreasing abilities it may dry the skin causing irritation and in many cases eczema. It’s widely used and cheap to produce and manufacture. SLS is also commonly used for household cleaning products that scrub garage floors and clean kitchen counter tops. This may not be an ideal ingredient to nourish and treat your skin, here a a few reasons why…
It strips moisture and oil from the skin.
Irritates scalp.

Strips the skin barrior which is the bodies defense against illness and According to the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, SLS produced skin and hair damage, including cracking and severe inflammation of the derma-epidermal tissue. Skin layers may separate and inflame due to its protein-denaturing properties.

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