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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.