sulfate, either Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, or SLS is surface-active substance which is part of the majority of the washing cosmetic and cleaning economic means. Lately it is much told about danger of this cosmetic ingredient, as well as many other synthetic chemical compounds as a part of cosmetics. Let's consider this question in more detail.
Advantage and harm of sodium sulfate
The useful sodium lauryl sulfate property consists in its ability to serve as emulsifier, like, for example, substance trideceth (tridetst). In other words, it connects firmly components of various cosmetics which without emulsifiers and "strive" to be divided into separate ingredients as required. Surface-active washing substances (surfactants) to which sodium sulfate belongs it is and there are best emulsifiers.
Sodium sulfate - substance the aggressive, provoking allergy and exacerbation of such diseases, as psoriasis and dermatitis. It is capable besides cause skin presenilation.
At this SLS also performs function of the main cleaning ingredient as a part of shampoos, shower gels, etc. On it the advantage sodium lauryl of sulfate comes to an end.
Further it is necessary to list harmful properties of this substance. Being on the chemical essence aggressive salt of sulphuric acid, SLS can become the strongest allergen which is capable to do much harm especially to the people who already have problems like dermatitis, psoriasis, etc. The reason of it is destruction of lipidic film of skin with which use of sodium sulfate in the looking after cosmetics is fraught. It means that skin of hands, persons and bodies at long use of means with the maintenance of SLS will quicker grow old usual.
Whether there is way to avoid sodium sulfate influence?
Sodium sulfate or surfactants, similar on the dangerous impact on skin, add massmarket to the vast majority of washing cosmetics of category today. However as opposed to it there are producers of organic cosmetics which do not use sodium sulfate at production of the products.
It is possible to avoid contact with sodium sulfate in two ways: to use natural organic cosmetics or to learn in house conditions to produce soap, shampoo, shower gel, etc.
The second option is to be engaged in independent production of house soap, shampoo and shower gels. Thanks to the modern cosmetic industry, ingredients for such safe and natural house means can be bought in most large shopping centers in big cities today. It is not more difficult to organize production of soap "for himself", than to learn to make houses handgum popular now ([to hendga - home-made chewing gum).