The Live for Tomorrow laundry products contain no Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. The laundry products contain only vegetable or mineral ingredients and contain no petroleum based products.
Why do companies use Sodium Lauryl Sulfates?
The answer is simple - it is cheap. The sodium lauryl sulfate found in our soaps is exactly the same as you would find in a car wash or even a garage, where it is used to degrease car engines.
In the same way as it dissolves the grease on car engines, sodium lauryl sulfate also dissolves the oils on your skin, which can cause a drying effect. It is also well documented that it denatures skin proteins, which causes not only irritation, but also allows environmental contaminants easier access to the lower, sensitive layers of the skin.
Perhaps most worryingly, sodium lauryl sulfate is also absorbed into the body from skin application. Once it has been absorbed, one of the main effects of sodium lauryl sulfate is to mimic the activity of the hormone Oestrogen.
A study at the University of Georgia Medical College, indicated that sodium lauryl sulfate penetrated into the eyes as well as brain, heart, liver, etc., and showed long-term retention in the tissues. The study also indicated that sodium lauryl sulfate penetrated young children's eyes and prevented them from developing properly and caused cataracts to develop In adults.
May cause hair loss by attacking the follicle. Classified as a drug in bubble baths because it eats away skin protection and causes rashes and infection to occur.
Is potentially harmful to skin and hair. Cleans by corrosion. Dries skin by stripping the protective lipids from the surface so it can't effectively regulate moisture.
Products commonly found to contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or SLS
Washing-up liquid / dish soap
Childrens soaps / shampoos
Moisture lotion / Moisturiser