What is Sulfate?
Sulfates also known as surfactants or chemicals used as cleansing agents in beauty and household products such as detergents.
The common types of sulfate are known as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES).
Sulfates are responsible for the foaming lather that we are familiar with and giving the impression of feeling clean and soft.
Why is it bad for us?
Sulfates are extremely good at cleaning that they actually remove our natural oils. and make your skin or hair feel rough, dry, and brittle.
Higher concentrations in certain formulas can be so harsh that it can lead to skin or scalp irritation, dry skin and aggravate existing allergies.
- Better for the skin especially sensitive and eczema-prone ones
- Less likely to cause skin and scalp irritation
- Removes excess oil and dirt without stripping natural oils
- Helps to restore the natural pH balance of the skin
- Sulfates can cause harm to the environment after it gets washed down the drain; it can be toxic to marine wildlife