I also love their hair conditioners!
Why I love these organic stuffs?
Ever since reading the effects of harmful chemicals in our body, I wish the study had been made before I was born. haha!
Here is one of the commonly used harmful chemicals that we haven’t thought is dangerous.
1. Sodium lauryl sulfate/Sodium laureth sulfate:
Used for foaming and cleansing, and since they are cheap, they are commonly used.
According to studies, SLS strips off your skin’s natural moisture barrier irritating and eroding your skin, leaving it rough, pitted and dry.
SLS is also absorbed into the body and is known to mimic the hormone estrogen potentially posing health risks such as PMS and menopausal symptoms, dropping male fertility, and even increase in breast cancer.
While it may be slightly less irritating, it may also pose more danger as it cannot be metabolized by the liver, making the side effects much longer lasting.
Many studies have indicated the various long-term effects of these surfactants. SLS not only can penetrate the skin but can also be retained in the eye, brain, and heart.
Whew! That’s a lot.
Even if it makes you on the qui vive for your personal products’ ingredients, it’s worth it.