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SLS

What No One Ever Told You About SLS

Both Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and its close relative Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are chemicals commonly used in many soaps, shampoos, detergents, toothpastes and other products that we expect to “foam up”. Both chemicals are very effective foaming agents, chemically known as surfactants. A report published in the Journal of The American College of Toxicology […]

is talcum powder safe to use

Talcum Powder – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Talcum Powder or simply, Talc is a processed from a soft mineral compound of magnesium silicate. It is commonly used to ameliorate skin rashes and irritation and to absorb excess sweat or moisture from the skin. Many also use it just to fresh in addition to deodorants. Decades of advertising has given a “clean and fresh” image to talcum […]