What is SLS, SLES, ALS and why avoid it ?29th October 2019
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is commonly used in skincare products such as body wash, cleansers, shampoos and hand washes
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.
For some people, continuous use can trigger a reaction as SLS can penetrate the skin making it more vulnerable to the absorption of foreign irritants.
Using these foaming products on your face can also cause the skin to become oilier as it overcompensated for the loss of natural skin oils that have been harshly stripped. This in turn will increase poor size.
This above information surprised me and I’m sure it would surprise many others. There is many reasons to avoid SLS, SLES etc in our food and beauty products, above is just a few reasons.