| | Re: Has CETAPHIL broken anyone out?!?
For sure! Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) wasn't good for my skin. (Or my mouth--I got canker sores in my mouth when I used toothpastes with sodium lauryl sulfate. But: SLS was NOT the only ingredient that caused skin problems and mouth ulcers for me.)
Links on healthboards.com lead you to US government websites where you can search for "sodium lauryl sulfate" irritant. SLS is a standard skin irritant: From Contact Dermatitis. 1996 Feb;34(2):115-7:
"Variation in response of human skin to irritant challenge"...."response of normal human skin to a standard irritant (sodium lauryl sulfate 0.3-10%) ...revealed a marked interindividual variation..."
As for me, my face and hands are better without soap and without cleansers with sodium lauryl sulfate, laureth sulfate, etc. My mouth and lips are better with SQUIGLE Toothpaste.
Why in the world do dermatologists keep recommending Cetaphil? Apparently they don't have time to read peer-reviewed literature on irritant sodium lauryl sulphate written by many other dermatologists.
Last edited by white dove; 01-17-2005 at 10:22 AM.