10 Reasons You Should Never Use Anything Containing Sodium Lauryl Sulfate


Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Inc. is challenging large companies like Procter & Gamble and Clorox to stop using certain chemicals. Honest Company’s “honestly FREE guarantee” guarantees that Honest products do not contain what they says are very harsh chemicals found in many of their competitor’s products.

One of the main ingredients Honest Co. tells people to avoid is sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS, which is found in everyday household items like shampoo, face wash, toothpaste, laundry detergent and many other products probably in you home right now. (RELATED: Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Inc., Not so Honest?)

Below are 10 reasons you should never use anything containing sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).

10SLS Is A Known Skin Irritant

When cosmetic companies need to test the healing properties of a lotion, they need to irritate the skin first. What do they use to do this? SLS, of course. If you have dandruff, dermatitis, canker sores, or other irritated tissues or skin, it could be due to SLS.