This is a common chemical found in shampoos, hair conditioners, toothpaste, body washes, bubble baths and skin care products. SLS started its career as a strong, harsh detergent used in industry as a degreaser and a powerful floor cleaner. 90% of all commercial soap shampoos use sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) that can be retained in tissues up to 5 days even after a single drop. When applied to the skin it has the effect of stripping off the oil layer and then irritating and eroding the skin, leaving it rough and pitted.
Studies have shown that:
SLS could retard healing and keep children’s eyes from developing properly.
SLS can cause cataracts in adults and delays in healing wounds on surface of cornea. SLS has a low molecular weight and is easily absorbed by the body; it builds up in the heart, liver and brain.
SLS is such a caustic cleanser that it actually corrodes the hair follicle and impairs the ability to grow hair.
We as Dr.Hauschka do not use SLS in any of our products.