sodium lauryl sulfate


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sodium lauryl sulfate

n. Abbr. SLS
A compound, NaC12H25SO4, that is used as a detergent or foaming agent in cosmetics and cleaning products.
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Noun1.sodium lauryl sulfate - a caustic detergent useful for removing grease; although commonly included in personal care items (shampoos and toothpastes etc.) it can irritate skin and should not be swallowed
sulfate, sulphate - a salt or ester of sulphuric acid
detergent - a surface-active chemical widely used in industry and laundering
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All ExPurtise[R] formulations are free of controversial ingredients such as parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, ethanolamines, nano particles, synthetic colors and fragrances.
1) For example, the widely used compound sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), which strips lipids from the skin, irritates the skin to such an extent that it is used in research labs to hinder the skin barrier to test "barrier repair products.
This formulation has removed surfactants such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) that can cause further irritation to the oral cavity of oncology patients who are already struggling with sensitivity, discomfort and taste issues.
Hard water contains high levels of calcium and magnesium ions that bind to surfactants such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES) - which act as detergents or wetting agents - making them insoluble, so they precipitate onto the skin.
Most of the suits allege that its laundry detergent, dish soap and multiple-surface cleaner contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which can irritate the skin, despite statements by the company that they don't use the harsh chemical.
Sodium lauryl sulfate, a known skin irritant, and mineral oil, which stimulates skin tumors in the presence of UVB radiation, were specifically excluded from the custom blend cream.
Sodium lauryl sulfate, phenol, histamine and sandpaper irritation models were used.
Where there are bubbles, there's usually sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) or sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), two harsh surfactants that are known eye and skin irritants.
1 glycol-32, sodium lauryl sulfate, SD alcohol 38 b (grain alcohol), flavor, cellulose gum, sodium saccharin, red 33, red 40, mica.
The main culprit is thought to be Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) which is added to create foam which helps spread the toothpaste around your mouth and give that clean feeling.