Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
I came across an article that said that Sodium Lauryl Sulfate promotes acne in people. It's used in a lot of soaps, face and body washes, shampoos, etc. I noticed that it's the first ingreident listed in my body wash, which coincidently (perhaps?), is the cause of my back acne since it started around the same time I began using this body wash.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (a "cousin" of the Soduim Lauryl) are also used for the same purposes but are supposedly better at NOT promoting acne.
One of these ingredients (I forget which) is also in my CETAPHIL face wash, which my dermatologist recommended! EDIT: I checked out the ingredients and it actually has Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate which aren't as bad as the Soduim Lauryl Sulfate. Also, my body wash has Sodium Laureth Sulfate also.
I'm looking around online for more information but alot of the websites are all about the horrible chemicals in all of our products and how they all cause cancer, which I think is going a tad bit overboard.
Anyone have any insite?
Last edited by portrgirl; 06-20-2005 at 10:29 AM.