Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (commonly known as SLS) is a popular cleaning product with industrial companies because it is simply very cheap. But it is also known for its strong irritating power in contact with the skin, eyes and inhalation in the respiratory system. It Is Also Toxic To Marine Organisms.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) is a derivative of SLS made softer by ethoxylation (by adding ethylene oxide). A Common Component In Cosmetics, SLES Creates The Dense Foam That Can Be Found In Shampoos, Shower Gels, Dishwashing Products, Detergents And Toothpastes.
SLS and other similar derivatives are known to react with a large number of ingredients used in cosmetics. For example, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol, DEA, MEA and TEA in contact with a product of the SLS family can potentially create nitronizing agents that can eventually become nitrosamines… which are carcinogenic! Less Technical But Certainly No Less, SLS Products Are Believed To Cause Hormonal Dysfunction.
Although there is a real lack of further studies on the subject. There are small studies and surveys that reveal a large number of risks. Potential indeed, but as a risk is a risk is a risk and this one is AVOIDABLE!
Not All Chemicals (From Industries) Are Dangerous And Some Have Revolutionized A Wide Variety Of Fields. But When It Comes To A Product Or Compound That Seems To Present More Dangers Than Real Benefits.