Sodium Lauryl Sulphate is a chemical compound used in the manufacturing of detergents. It is made from a combination of sulfuric acids, monododecyl ester and sodium. It is what creates the lathering, foaming effect in detergents, shampoos, toothpastes, garage floor cleaner, engine degreaser, bubble bath, acne cleanser, facial cream, hemmorhoid cream, contact cleaner, insect repellant and on and on.
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate aka SLS is known as a skin irritant in the cosmetics industry. It is common practice for beauty manufacturers to test SLS reactions on animals and humans.
To read more about the risks of using products containing SLS see the Skin Deep website.
Go Here to see a list of products containing SLS.
Visit the Natural Health Information Centre for a list of products that do not have SLS.