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Ingredients to Avoid in Skin, Body & Hair Care: Sulphates

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Ingredients to Avoid in Skin,  Body & Hair Care: Sulphates

Acronyms & Variations: SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulphate) ALS (Ammonium Lauryl Sulphate) What are Sulphates? Sulphates are synthetic compounds found in many personal care products such as soap, shower gel, bubble bath, shampoo, shaving foam and toothepaste. They are cheap foaming agents that the give the products their lather. So what is the problem? Sulphates are known irritants. They can cause irritation to the eyes, scalp, gums and skin, even at the recommended 1% maximum amount. Cleaning products often contain higher concentrations up to 30% so be extra careful not to get them onto your skin! Sulphates...

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