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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