NO to SLS and SLES

And because I have been experimenting much on different beauty products, I have almost forgotten the very killers that lurk around our bathroom. I seriously have to do some thorough checking and should stash away toiletries that contain these dangerous ingredients- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLE) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES).

Before I move on and publish some fat burner reviews posts, I’m going to do this quick word as I got reminded by a newsletter that I just read from my inbox coming from Dr. Mercola.  In addition to some facts that I formerly shared on the SLS and SLES: The Killers in Your Bathroom post in July 2008, I hope to further influence Kikay Corner’s dear readers to consider cleaning up your bathroom from products that contain these ingredients. The reasons being:

The same ingredient (SLS) that produces all those foam and lather when you shampoo is the same ingredient used to wash your car and garages as a strong degreasing agent? Environmental Working Group’s “Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Reviews”, research studies on SLS have shown links to…

  • Irritation of skin and eyes
  • Organ toxicity
  • Development / reproductive toxicity
  • Neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, ecotoxicological, and biochemical or cellular changes
  • Possible mutations and cancer

Other names that SLS goes by are: sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, ammonium laurel sulfate, sodium dodecylsulfate, sulfuric acid, sodium salt sulfuric acid, A12-00356, Akyposal SDS, Aquarex ME, and Aquarex methyl.

The cosmetics industry has clearly placed profits ahead of public health by making use of substandard ingredients just for them to be assured of their profits. As much as I love some brands, I’m going to have to steer clear of beauty products that contain SLS and SLES from here on out.


  1. Waah parang halos lahat merong SLS.

  2. admin says:

    That is so true! Pero good thing about it is a lot of brands are actually “going green” nowadays. I’ve been buying since I gave birth to my son from GIGA. Pero sya nalang ang gumagamit. Usually kasi ang bilis matunaw ng all natural na sabon. Mas mahal pa. But after being reminded of this, I guess we’ll have shift right back to “living green.” 🙂

  3. Meikah Delid says:

    Oh my! Will check the labels later. Thanks for the tip! 🙂

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