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Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Also-called-like-this: SLES


It’s probably the most common cleansing ingredient of all. It’s usually the Chief Bubble Officer responsible for big bubbles in cleansing products through the foam it creates is a bit airy and loose and not as dense and luxurious as the foam created by infamous SLS

As for mildness, it goes somewhere in the middle. It’s often confused with sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), but they are absolutely not the same. The SLES molecule has a bigger water-soluble head part that makes it milder and much less irritating. It is considered absolutely ok in the amount used in cosmetic products, though if you are looking for a mild facial cleanser, you have better chances with a formula without SLES. For an average shower gel? SLES works just fine.  

Show me some proof

  • Contact Dermatitis, , Volume 48 (1) – Jan 1, 2003, Profile of irritant patch testing with detergents: sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate and alkyl polyglucoside

Products with Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Atomy Herbal Shampoo Atomy Herbal Shampoo Derma Essentia Anti Dandruff Shampoo Dermachem Sabonete Primer Pré-Maquiagem Ginvera World Spa Glacier Water And Sea Salt Shower Scrub Godding & Godding Pure Silk Enriched Cleansing Facial Soap Kerastase Bain Divalent Shampoo Kerastase Specifique Bain Divalent Klenzit Face Wash Lakme K'therapy Active Prevention Shampoo Lush Rose Jam Shower Gel Mantecorp Epidac Oc NMFe Body Wash NWorld Nlighten Premium Soap Nykaa Japanese Cherry Blossom Shower Gel Palsons NMF E Body Wash Sunsilk Lusciously Thick & Long acnil Facewash glenmark D Acne Foaming Face Wash glenmark Klenzit Face Wash 9.60 Gel Limpiador Facial Seborregulador A'pieu Nonco Mastic Relaxing Gel Foam A'pieu Raspberry Vinegar Hair Shampoo AA Delicate Intimate Feminine Emulsion AA Fresh Intimate Feminine Gel AA Help Intimate Feminine Emulsion AA Sensitive Intimate Feminine Emulsion ACO Face Rebalancing Cleansing Foam ACO Face Refreshing Cleansing Gel ACO Pure Glow Renewing Daily Cleanser ACO Spotless Daily Face Wash ADCOS Sabonete Antiacne AMADORIS The Signature Cleansing Gel ARGAN+ Facial Cleanser ASDA Magical Colour Changing Bubble Bath ASDA Tea Tree Face Scrub AXE Excite Bodywash, Crisp Coconut & Black Pepper Scent Abbott Emolan Sustituto Hipoalergénico De Jabón Aesop A Rose By Any Other Name Body Cleanser Aesop Calming Shampoo Aesop Classic Shampoo Aesop Coriander Seed Body Cleanser Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Serum Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser Aesop Redemption Body Scrub Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash Aesop Volumising Shampoo African Extracts Rooibos Scrub African Extracts Spot-Control Face Wash With Bio-Active Rooibos And Baobab Extract