Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Know your Enemy- SLS、SLES

Do you know what's in your beauty products?

To have a plus on beauty and youth, we apply lots of beauty products but not understanding the ingredients behind the products until our body reacts to certain sickness making us regret much. Letting it for you to ferret out the culprit, and stay away from it as soon as possible.

Surfactant: SLS, SLES (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Sodium Laurylsulphate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) 

Surfactant are everywhere!

Through  the surfactant, the 2 components such as oil and water form an emulsion. That's why they can be found in almost every consumer products, from laundry detergent, household cleaner to personal cleansing. Nowaday, surfactant are omnipresent.

In terms of beauty products, surfactant is the unsung hero of it all, but for category of cleaning products, the powerful cleansing action of surfactant makes it the main protagonist.

Harsh surfactant in shampoo also contribute to hair loss

Powerful Cleansing Action

Despite of cleaning your face and your entire body, there will still be left some of the surfactant on your skin, it sticks tightly on our skin making it hard to remove, strip-away fatty acids, moisture and amino acids from your hair and skin.

The powerful cleaning of surfactant may destroy skin's natural barrier, letting dangerous chemical penetrate into our skin. 

Surfactant stay on skin long after you think you've rinse them off

Weak Skin Barrier
The Journal of the American College of Toxicology saids that it has "a degenerative effect in the cell membranes because of its protein denaturing properties." The Journal adds that high level of skin penetration may occur at even low use concentration. 

Having a thin, weak and damaged skin barrier, you're more prone to redness, rashes, roughness, dryness and irritation.  

Surfactants are the major component in cleaning products
Household Cleaner
Do not attempt to think that avoid using beauty products which include surfactant can escape from certain problems. You must know that...

1. Once we used dish cleaner with surfactant, all of the dishes and eatery will also leave the same chemical substance and the chemical substance will be consumed by us because of using the dishes.

2. Even the surfactant from laundry detergent will also stain our clothes, and because of friction and sweat, the substance will dissolve into our skin. 

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