Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Really A Problem?sodium lauryl sulfate
Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:12 PM
Basically, I'm wondering if anyone here uses skin cleansers with sodium lauryl sulfate in them?
I use the acne.org stuff but being in the UK, it's quite expensive, I really do need to find a cleanser in the UK I can use, but everything I look at has this sodium lauryl sulfate stuff in it! I have always tried to avoid it but is it really that bad? It's in everything! I was looking at Cetaphill gentle Daily Skin Cleanser, it would be so much cheaper but it has sodium lauryl sulfate and cetyl alcohol, but I hear so much good stuff about it!
Maybe I'm being too gentle with my skin? I don't have acne, I keep it down with the regimen, so maybe I don't have to keep buying acne.org cleanser, maybe something like the Cetaphill will work and maybe clean my skin a bit more? I always find the acne.org stuff leavs dead skin still on my face, I'm just stuck for ideas!
New Regimen! Morning: 2 pumps Dan's cleanser in the shower, and "Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Hydrating Care" to moisturize, works to get me through the day without dry skin, but doesn't show, it's like there's nothing on my face, it's matt and doesn't shine. /// Night: 2/3 pumps Dan's cleaner in the shower, using the cleanser to shave with a 2 blade generic razor, end segment finger's worth of Dan's BP, 2 pumps Dan's moisturizer with 6 drops generic, organic jojoba oil. Sometimes just Dan's AHA+, or the usual application of Dan's BP with AHA+ on top if I'm feeling hardcore. /// 1 generic multivitamin, 30mg Zinc if the multivitamin doesn't contain it, 1/2 odorless garlic capsules, 2/3 EyeQ capsules (omega 3, 6, evening primrose oil,) Have been on lots of different prescriptions, most successful was oxytetracycline.
Dove summer glow morning
AHA+ (acne.org) night!
Awaiting 20% salicylic acid gel in post for chin and nose.
Acne isn't returning after almost 2 years on the regimen
Looking for treatments for oily skin however, I have that really bad
Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:27 PM
Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:45 PM
Anyway, for me, switching to SLS-free products worked because the redness went away within weeks. If you are not experiencing redness or irritation then your skin might not be as sensitive.
Supplements: inositol, DIM, digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3.
Lifestyle & Skin Care: Low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials... (although I have been slacking lately)
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:04 AM
Posted 15 November 2014 - 11:41 AM
Edited by somedayistoday, 15 November 2014 - 11:49 AM.
Posted 12 December 2014 - 08:31 PM
I use a sufate free shampoo , but I still get itchy scalp sometimes , some people still use clarifying shampoos and most clarifying shampoos contain sls.
I have been using cetaphil gentle bar cleanser to wash my body , but I still itch and find that the soap leaves a residue that accumulates, so I was thinking, so maybe sls is not that bad , because it really cleanses , but some people might be sensitive to it.
It's so complicated ,I just can't remember my skin being so sensitive or reactive in my younger years.but I'm 52 , so I guess ,I can expect that.
Posted 13 December 2014 - 07:58 AM
No, SLS isn't that bad. The reason it got such a bad reputation is because of numerous patch test studies showing irritation. However, the SLS was usually left on the skin for 24 to 72 hours, and cleansers are, well, washed off. SLS would only be problematic if you left the cleanser on your face all night, rubbed really hard and/or you have hypersensitive skin like eczema.
SLS is can be toxic with prolonged use... It has been shown in animal studies and in vitro to be organtoxic, neurotoxic, immunotoxic, endocrine disruption ( hormones ), cancer ( mutations ), and reproductive toxicity. It's not that SLS is highly toxic; it's the REPETITIVE, CUMULATIVE, gradual usage that will adversely affect your health. You use cosmetics and shampoos ( that contain SLS ) everyday; that will eventually accumulate in your system, causing adverse effects.
Edited by KimchiiMonsturr, 13 December 2014 - 08:01 AM.
Skin care Regimen:
-Cleanser: Kojie San kojic acid soap.
-Moisturizer: Nature's Pearl Muscadine 20™ Ultra Rich Lotion
-Serum: Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum
-Toner: HADA LABO Shiro-jyun Clear Lotion
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