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Old 02-01-2003, 12:12 AM   #1
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Red face Sodium Laureth/Lauryl Sulfate Question

I'm new to the board and recently I've read (on other sites) that both of these ingredients are bad for the skin. However, I know it's also true that atleast one of these 2 are found in every 4 out of 5 cleansers in stores (even ones claiming to be irritant free and gentle). My question is...who on this board has any info at all concerning these ingredients and...does anybody have any suggestions for cleansers not containing these ingredients. I can't seem to find even one. Also, someone on this board I believe stated that Laureth isn't bad, yet Lauryl is. Can someone please clear this up??? Thanks in advance.

 
Old 02-01-2003, 04:47 AM   #2
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Stay away from Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, always chose Sodium Laureth Sulfate.

Sodium Lauryl causes skin irritation, allergic reactions and drying of skin in most people. Sodium Laureth is more natural and biodegradeable while sodium lauryl is synthetic.
Just my 2 cents

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Old 02-01-2003, 09:06 AM   #3
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I appreciate your response Jen. I'm a little shocked by it since the cleanser I've been using, Cetaphil, claims to be so gentle. Anyway, I was wondering what cleanser(s) you use that do not contain Lauryl Sulfate? I need some suggestions here. I need to stop the Cetaphil immediately. Thanks.

 
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Hey,

I use Olay emollient cleansing lotion in the morning and Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser at night.
I throw in a wash with Carleys Clear and Smooth Treatment about once or twice a week.
Hope this helps
jen

 
Old 02-01-2003, 11:54 AM   #5
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So the products you use do not contain either one or just sodium laureth?

 
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They contain neither one

 
Old 02-01-2003, 02:48 PM   #7
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Sodium laureth is better than sodium lauryl. Yes cetaphil does contain sodium lauryl but its less than 1% so most people are ok with it. But the less than 1% was still enough to clog my pores.

 
Old 02-01-2003, 05:24 PM   #8
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I have found a great cleanser that has none of the sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates in it...its called avalon organics facial cleansing gel.

Certified Organic Ingredients from 60% to 100%
Certified Organic Hydrosol, Aloe Vera, Plant Oils, & Herbal Extracts
Pure Plant Essential Oils
No Synthetic Fragrances
No Sodium Lauryl or Laureth Sulfate
pH Balanced

Here are the ingredients:Facial Cleansing Gel

70% Certified Organic Ingredients
Our therapeutic Lavender Facial Cleansing Gel blends certified organic hydrosol with gentle herbal cleansers, moisturizers and vitamin antioxidants to refresh, replenish and revitalize your complexion. Gentle for sensitive skin.

Ingredients: Certified organic lavender hydrosol (lavandula officinalis), certified organic extracts of chamomile (chamomilla recutita), echinacea (echinacea purpurea), ginkgo biloba, green tea (camellia sinensis) and lavender (lavandula officinalis), cucumber extract (cucumis sativus), certified organic aloe barbadensis, olefin sulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, vegetable glycerin, NaPCA, panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), allantoin, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin C), retinyl palmitate (vitamin A), citric acid, glyceryl cocoate, methyl/propylparaben, and pure essential oils.

Hope this helps...take care



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Old 02-01-2003, 06:08 PM   #9
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Thank you so much for that reply. I'm not sure but I think I may have seen this before in the store. Wegman's may carry it I believe? Anyhow, thanks a million for the detailed response. I'm gonna go check it out. I'll let you know how it goes.

 
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