Thursday, October 6, 2011

It is time to talk about the Sodium Laureth Sulfate and its derivate Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. I found this very laconic and "refreshing" article about them It seems like we have a great risk of having all kinds of complications varying from skin irritation to dangerous poisoning if we keep using them. And the only reason for the companies to choose this ingredient is because it is cheap. Of course, we like when the shampoo gives us luscious foam that we can work into our beautiful hair, we like to have our dogs be free from fleas and ticks and wash the dishes till they have a pleasant squeaky sound. But it is worth the risk of having complications?
I started noticing this ingredient a while ago and keep making sure that my products have it ))) every time I buy them... What was the most irritating for me before I found out how harmful it could be is that:
See the "Dermatologist tested soap-free formula"? See the Sodium Laureth Sulfate as the second ingredient? I just don't understand what they mean by soap then! Yes, it does not have soap, it has SLES! Does it feel better? Who are they trying to fool? Us. And they are doing it perfectly. Behind those beautiful moisture beads and amazing fragrances there is a scary and undefinable chemistry that most of us don't understand or don't care about.
It also just feels bad to use the same ingredient to wash your body, your dishes and floors and to get rid of ticks and fleas on your dog, doesn't it? That is why we should all go to Trader Joe's and get the shampoo that doesn't produce foam and smells just ok but it will leave your hair in a better condition. We should look at what we buy and make sure it is good for us so later we wouldn't have some unknown kind of cancer and hormonal imbalance.

1 comment:

  1. YES! I am so happy about this post! We should scream it out to the world! Yes, Trader Joe's is good. I am glad you are so passionate about this.