Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is derived from coconut oil, and is found naturally in nature. Being a biochemist, it irks me to find that so many people are misinformed about these things. Do more research, at more than just 1 or 2 sources. There’s no link whether this, or the parabens Lush uses, has ANY detrimental effects on your body. In fact, this sulfate is present in even baby shampoo. SLS also has a good effect when you use shampoo, as it helps to lift the excess oils off your hair follicle and away.
Did you know you’ve consumed a paraben today? Probably on your apple this morning, or in the pasta sauce you ate at lunch, or even the preservative in your bread that you ate with the preservative in your soup? There’s also a difference between manufactured preservatives, and non-manufactured. Lush’s parabens (methyl and propyl) are the same as the ones naturally found in nature on a molecular level. Plants such as carrots, blueberries, and soy use preservatives to prevent their fruit from rotting while the plant grows and matures. Lush also uses parabens well BELOW half the legal standard of the amount of parabens on can put inside a product. They have been on the market for over 7 decades. If you’re worried about parabens, you’d have a higher chance of being harmed by eating smoked meats, or using make-up that contains mineral oil, which comes from oil fields. And those chances are extremely low (unless you were insane enough to consume smoked foods on a high level, every day, for the rest of your life). Remember that anything in excess can cause problems. Too much food, water, and even oxygen (pure) can kill you. Obviously, if you decided to sit yourself down in a tub full of parabens for the rest of your life and scooped the stuff into your mouth continuously forever, you’d most likely die, if not from starvation first. Still concerned? There are companies that do not have preservatives in their products, including Lush.
A reply to a nasty and misinformed review of LUSH’s natural ingredients standards. (via luceilelush)
Whenever someone tries to bitch at me about SLS and parabens, I really just want to tell them to fuck off to the Body Shop or something, but I’m not allowed to. DO YOUR RESEARCH PEOPLE.
A couple days ago 15 year old girl and her mom came in both complaining and being rude about SLS because “the girls on YouTube say it is in bleach” after I explained this to her twice she still believed the damn YouTube girls. So I showed her the soaps tht didn’t have SLS inside of it….
and giggled inside when her mom purchased a bubbleroon without reading the ingredients. I hope you enjoy that SLS you wench.