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SLS Free Please!

Every girl knows that it’s important to take care of her skin. But we often don’t realize that beauty companies routinely sneak dangerous chemicals into their products. Used to create foam or bubbles, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a particularly pesky irritant for the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. Reputable green fighters like David Suzuki warn against the use of SLS due to its potentially harmful effects on the liver, skin, and environment. In fact, a report from the International Labour Organization stresses that SLS should not be allowed into the environment, as it is poisonous to aquatic wildlife! Despite all this, the chemical is still listed as an active ingredient in many personal care products such as face washes, soaps, shampoos, tooth paste and bubble baths.

Fortunately for us, there are other safe & sexy alternatives. Kosmea, a beauty line from Down Under, has mastered the art of making beauty products sans environmental dangers. Most of their products contain 100% Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil, full of vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids, and all of their products are SLS Free. The green savvy company’s Clarifying Facial Wash for All Skin Types, avoids using SLS, but still foams and leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed!

To avoid buying products with SLS, look for labels that say “SLS Free” or read the list of ingredients on products that typically foam to avoid Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and the related chemical Sodium Laureth Sulfate.

For more info on Kosmea’s products, visit www.kosmea.com.au.


By: Fatima Reyes, LifestyleBOOST Editorial Intern