Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) is what’s known as a “surfactant.” This means it lowers the surface tension between ingredients, which is why it’s used as a cleansing and foaming agent.
Most concerns about SLS stem from the fact that it can be found in beauty and self-care products as well as in household cleaners.
There is no direct evidence linking SLS and SLES to cancer, infertility, or development issues.
The highest risk of using products with SLS and SLES is irritation to your eyes, skin, mouth, and lungs. For people with sensitive skin, sulfates may also clog pores and cause acne.
Many products have a lower concentration of SLS or SLES in their formulation. But the longer the products stay in contact with your skin or eyes, the higher the risk of irritation. Rinsing off the product immediately after use reduces risk of irritation.
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