As my skin reacts to plant and fruit sugars, skincare scares me. I refuse to touch or use any product without scouring through the ingredient list, picking out the different oils and chemicals used to find out whether or not this would leave me looking spotty and itchy for 2 weeks. As Ayesha is keeping my Bioderma Solution hostage and I can’t sleep without double cleansing I decided to try out Philosphy’s 3-in-1 cleanser that came in the BBB Beauty Box. Like I said I always check the ingredient list before I check something new and the second ingredient after water/aqua was Sodium Lauroamphoacetate.


The first thing I thought was huh? Sodium?? OMG don’t tell me this has SLS in it!!!! FYI it doesn’t but it made me to some rapid fire google research in bed last night which I thought I would share with you in a “Know Your Ingredients” Post


Is Sodium Lauroamphoacetate Safe??

Ok, don’t even ask me how to spell or say Sodium Lauroamphoacetate. I have literally copied it straight from the product’s ingredient list and ‘copied and pasted’ it in every time it needs to be mentioned in this post. It’s a blooming long name! So is Sodium Lauroamphoacetate safe? Well Yes. It’s one of the mildest cleansing agent around


Sodium Lauroamphoacetate is an ideal ingredient for mild/gentle shampoos and cleansers are it’s very mild and compatible with skin. It also works by reducing the irritancy level of other ingredients in a product turning your favourite product into the adult equivalent of a baby shampoo


You will be pleased to know that Sodium Lauroamphoacetate is a naturally derived surfactants so while it will not foam up like a conventional SLS product, your hair, face, skin etc. etc. etc. will still be just as clean so don’t panic. This is one of the good guys that actually doesn’t cause you and your body harm!!!


I hope you picked something up from this post so that next time you come across Sodium Lauroamphoacetate you know what it is and don’t have a “WTF moment” like I did.

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  • Posted 13th August 2013 6:54 pm
    by Girlie Blogger

    The info is good, because most people don’t look at ingredients close, and probably haven’t paid attention to sodium lauroamphoacetate. However, deeper research would be nice, as to why it offers the benefits — what are its chemical makeup (brief description is fine) that make it safe, and how it reacts to the skin.

    Thank you again for the informative post, and a reminder for us all to get intimate with ingredients.

    • Posted 14th August 2013 10:40 am
      by Epiphannie

      I’m happy you like this post and I actually have a reason why i didn’t get too technical with this post.

      A lot of people don’t understand the science behind cosmetics so listing a load of science jargons would probably fly over their head (and mine if I was reading it and not writing it) so I try to dumb it down a bit and write what I feel NEEDS to be known.

      I don’t mind going a bit deeper into the research if that’s what you want, I love any kind of feedback x

  • Posted 13th August 2013 8:28 pm
    by Leah

    Thanks for the information. I really need to read labels more. x

    • Posted 14th August 2013 10:41 am
      by Epiphannie

      You should!!!! You’ll be surprised about the Narsties hiding in your fav products x

  • Posted 4th September 2013 8:23 pm
    by Anna

    I feel like I’m missing something…What’s wrong with SLS?

  • Posted 30th September 2014 8:40 pm
    by Shawn Booth

    According to your article – “This is one of the good guys that actually cause you and your body harm!!!”

    So don’t use it is what you’re saying?

    • Posted 6th October 2014 10:04 pm
      by Annie

      Hi Shawn,

      I actually mae a lil typo and didn’t notice it til you point it out. This ingredient is safe to use

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