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Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Our database includes 318 products that contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.

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What it is

Sulfate

Concerns

Dry Skin
Oily Skin
Irritation
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Explained

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a sulfate with surfactant properties.

The surfactant property make it a great foam creator and cleansing agent. Surfactants help bind ingredients that normally do not mix.

Some studies have shown skin irritation due to prolonged SLS use.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) is a milder version of SLS.

Also known as: Sls

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.7% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

Cleansing, Emulsifying, Foaming

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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Combination

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Sensitivity • Fine Lines • Redness

Where it's used

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is most often found as ingredient number 7 within an ingredient list.

These are the categories of products that use Sodium Lauryl Sulfate the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 37946
  • INCI Name: SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE
  • INN Name: sodium lauryl sulfate
  • EC #:  205-788-1
  • Ph. Eur. Name: natrii laurilsulfas
  • All Functions: Cleansing, Denaturant, Emulsifying, Foaming, Surfactant
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.