Do you have dandruff? Itching? Irritated and too sensitive skin? Or maybe atopic dermatitis? Read this!
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) are the most common surfactants that are used in shampoos, cleansers, shower gels and toothpastes . They are used to detach excess dirt and grease particles, allowing them to be removed with water.
These surfactants are synthesized from petroleum, they cost very little and are super effective against greasy dirt and for this reason they are always used in products for washing FLOORS, CARS AND MACHINERY.
The properties of these ingredients are similar, but SLS is the most aggressive and is a very strong allergen, while SLES at the time of production is a carcinogenic component 1,4-dioxane. (Too bad the manufacturers don't write it on the label...they should)
Sulphates are absolutely to be avoided in the composition of cosmetics, because they do not wash off completely, remaining on the surface of the skin and destroying the natural protective barrier causing excessive sensitivity, dryness and various allergic reactions . SLS and SLES can also cause hair loss , brittleness, dryness and dullness.
In addition, these substances tend to accumulate , having a negative effect on internal organs and the immune system.
A very shocking fact: SLS is used in clinical studies to irritate the skin in order to test the effects of calming substances . So why do we still buy products that contain these components? Why don't we read the label well before buying a shampoo at the supermarket? Why don't we pay attention to the ingredients that are in the toothpaste that our children use?
Don't save on your health and the health of your children. Always read the label well, find out about the ingredients and choose only natural products!
With love, CALIER SPA