SLS Free Shampoo & More

Is SLS the same as SLES?

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) are both chemical surfactants that are found in lots of beauty products and create that bubbly foam. However, SLS is a lot more irritating than SLES, which goes through a process that strips back the irritants and creates a milder agent. If you're looking to go chemical free, it's best to avoid products containing either SLS or SLES. If your options are scarce, however, it's usually best to choose SLES over SLS.

What does SLS free mean?

SLS, short for sodium lauryl sulfate, is a chemical agent derived from petroleum, coconut oil or palm oil. You'll typically find it in soaps, toothpastes, body washes and shampoos. SLS free products are ones that don't contain this chemical agent.

Are there any drawbacks/side effects to using SLS free beauty products?

There are absolutely no drawbacks to using SLS free products.

How can I find SLS free beauty products?

You can easily browse products on our website via their ingredients. Some of our favorite SLS free brands are Green People, Yes To, Aveda and Antipodes.

Who should use SLS free beauty products?

If you like to live a sustainable, cruelty free lifestyle, then you may want to consider choosing SLS free products as SLS is often derived from palm oil. Children should also use SLS free products to avoid irritation, which is more common in young, sensitive skin.

Should I only ever go for SLS free beauty products?

If you have eczema, psoriasis or sensitive skin, it's best to use SLS free products as SLS is a skin irritant. However, there are no studies to suggest that people should avoid SLS completely. If you have a normal skin type that isn't easily irritated, then using products with SLS is perfectly safe and you can continue doing so.

See our sls free guide to answer your questions like is SLS the same as SLES and what does SLS free mean.

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ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
$64.00
Olaplex No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner
Olaplex No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner
$14.00
ELEMIS Men Deep Cleanse Facial Wash
ELEMIS Men Deep Cleanse Facial Wash
$32.00
Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo
Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo
$14.00
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm
$60.80
Olaplex No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask
Olaplex No. 8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask
$28.00
ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash
ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash
$49.00
Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil
Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil
$28.00
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant
$11.00
Olaplex No.4p Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo
Olaplex No.4p Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo
$28.00
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment
$68.00
-12%
ELEMIS Skin Nourishing Body Cream
ELEMIS Skin Nourishing Body Cream
$42.64 $48.00
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream
$160.00
Clarins Purifying Gentle Foaming Cleanser
Clarins Purifying Gentle Foaming Cleanser
$28.00
ELEMIS Balancing Lavender Toner
ELEMIS Balancing Lavender Toner
$36.00
ESPA Purifying Shampoo
ESPA Purifying Shampoo
$29.00
ELEMIS Sensitive Cleansing Wash
ELEMIS Sensitive Cleansing Wash
$36.00
ELEMIS Superfood Glow Priming Moisturizer
ELEMIS Superfood Glow Priming Moisturizer
$49.00
ELEMIS Men Ice Cool Foaming Shave Gel
ELEMIS Men Ice Cool Foaming Shave Gel
$31.00
ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil
ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil
$55.00
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal
$105.00
ELEMIS Gentle Rose Exfoliator
ELEMIS Gentle Rose Exfoliator
$43.00
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Oil
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Oil
$79.00
Noughty Intensive Care Leave-In Conditioner
Noughty Intensive Care Leave-In Conditioner
$7.80
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Neck & Decolletage Balm
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Neck & Decolletage Balm
$78.50
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Renewal Serum
$96.60
ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Body Cream
ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Body Cream
$40.00
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix
$230.00
ELEMIS Soothing Apricot Toner
ELEMIS Soothing Apricot Toner
$36.00
ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads
ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads
$59.00
-13%
bareMinerals Smoothness Hydrating Cleansing Oil
bareMinerals Smoothness Hydrating Cleansing Oil
$28.00 $32.13
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Moisture Essence
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Moisture Essence
$90.00
ELEMIS Rehydrating Ginseng Toner
ELEMIS Rehydrating Ginseng Toner
$36.00
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir
$78.50
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask
$82.00
ELEMIS Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter
ELEMIS Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter
$38.00
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Energizing Marine Cleanser
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Energizing Marine Cleanser
$62.00
-7%
Paula's Choice Resist Daily Pore Refining Treatment 2% BHA
Paula's Choice Resist Daily Pore Refining Treatment 2% BHA
$35.00 $37.50
Paula's Choice Calm 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
Paula's Choice Calm 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant
$32.00
ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Body Oil
ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Body Oil
$56.00
ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream
ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream
$40.00
ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow
ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow
$60.00
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Mask
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Mask
$78.50
-8%
ELEMIS Superfood Day Cream
ELEMIS Superfood Day Cream
$45.00 $48.75
ELEMIS Pro Radiance Cream Cleanser
ELEMIS Pro Radiance Cream Cleanser
$42.48
ELEMIS Pro Radiance Hand & Nail Cream
ELEMIS Pro Radiance Hand & Nail Cream
$42.00
ELEMIS Men Skin Soothe Shave Gel
ELEMIS Men Skin Soothe Shave Gel
$36.50
ELEMIS Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm
ELEMIS Pro Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm
$60.00
ELEMIS White Flowers Eye & Lip Makeup Remover
ELEMIS White Flowers Eye & Lip Makeup Remover
$34.00
ELEMIS Absolute Eye Serum
ELEMIS Absolute Eye Serum
$50.00
ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Night Cream
ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Night Cream
$155.00
ELEMIS Superfood Night Cream
ELEMIS Superfood Night Cream
$55.00
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Facial Oil
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Facial Oil
$79.00
-13%
Paula's Choice Calm Mineral Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Normal - Dry Skin
Paula's Choice Calm Mineral Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Normal - Dry Skin
$31.00 $35.50
ELEMIS Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm
ELEMIS Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm
$24.47
ELEMIS Cool Down Body Wash
ELEMIS Cool Down Body Wash
$40.00
Paula's Choice Water-Infusing Electrolyte Moisturizer
Paula's Choice Water-Infusing Electrolyte Moisturizer
$36.00
-8%
ELEMIS Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator
ELEMIS Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator
$30.00 $32.50
-4%
ELEMIS Pro Definition Facial Oil
ELEMIS Pro Definition Facial Oil
$76.55 $79.00
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Lotion
Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Lotion
$32.00
ELEMIS Musclease Active Body Oil
ELEMIS Musclease Active Body Oil
$63.50
ELEMIS Body Detox Skin Brush
ELEMIS Body Detox Skin Brush
$45.00
ELEMIS Skin Nourishing Shower Cream
ELEMIS Skin Nourishing Shower Cream
$40.00
ELEMIS Lime & Ginger Salt Glow
ELEMIS Lime & Ginger Salt Glow
$60.00
ELEMIS Skin Buff
ELEMIS Skin Buff
$41.00
ELEMIS Nourishing Omega Rich Cleansing Oil
ELEMIS Nourishing Omega Rich Cleansing Oil
$49.00
ELEMIS Cleansing Micellar Water
ELEMIS Cleansing Micellar Water
$39.00
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Hydra Gel Eye Mask Pack
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Hydra Gel Eye Mask Pack
$76.00
Paula's Choice Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser
Paula's Choice Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser
$14.00
Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment
Paula's Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment
$60.00
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Serum
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Serum
$177.00
ELEMIS Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules
ELEMIS Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules
$105.00
ELEMIS Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask
ELEMIS Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask
$45.00
ELEMIS Peptide4 Recovery Eye Cream
ELEMIS Peptide4 Recovery Eye Cream
$49.00
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Clinical Densifying Styling Mousse
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Clinical Densifying Styling Mousse
$38.00
ELEMIS Instant Refreshing Gel
ELEMIS Instant Refreshing Gel
$55.50
ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Hair & Scalp Mask
ELEMIS Frangipani Monoi Hair & Scalp Mask
$45.00
ELEMIS Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial
ELEMIS Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial
$65.00
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Ultra Rich Marine Cream
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Ultra Rich Marine Cream
$128.00
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Tri-Acid Peel
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Tri-Acid Peel
$110.00
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Ultra Smart Complex 12 Serum
ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Ultra Smart Complex 12 Serum
$335.00
ELEMIS Superfood Matcha Eye Dew
ELEMIS Superfood Matcha Eye Dew
$39.00
Paula's Choice Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution
Paula's Choice Clear Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution
$32.00
-9%
ELEMIS Targeted Toning Body Moisturizer
ELEMIS Targeted Toning Body Moisturizer
$100.98 $110.00
Paula's Choice Calm Mineral Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Oily Skin
Paula's Choice Calm Mineral Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Oily Skin
$31.00
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SLS Free

Frequently Asked Questions about SLS Free products

Is SLS the same as SLES?

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) are both chemical surfactants that are found in lots of beauty products and create that bubbly foam. However, SLS is a lot more irritating than SLES, which goes through a process that strips back the irritants and creates a milder agent. If you're looking to go chemical free, it's best to avoid products containing either SLS or SLES. If your options are scarce, however, it's usually best to choose SLES over SLS.

What does SLS free mean?

SLS, short for sodium lauryl sulfate, is a chemical agent derived from petroleum, coconut oil or palm oil. You'll typically find it in soaps, toothpastes, body washes and shampoos. SLS free products are ones that don't contain this chemical agent.

Are there any drawbacks/side effects to using SLS free beauty products?

There are absolutely no drawbacks to using SLS free products.

How can I find SLS free beauty products?

You can easily browse products on our website via their ingredients. Some of our favorite SLS free brands are Green People, Yes To, Aveda and Antipodes.

Who should use SLS free beauty products?

If you like to live a sustainable, cruelty free lifestyle, then you may want to consider choosing SLS free products as SLS is often derived from palm oil. Children should also use SLS free products to avoid irritation, which is more common in young, sensitive skin.

Should I only ever go for SLS free beauty products?

If you have eczema, psoriasis or sensitive skin, it's best to use SLS free products as SLS is a skin irritant. However, there are no studies to suggest that people should avoid SLS completely. If you have a normal skin type that isn't easily irritated, then using products with SLS is perfectly safe and you can continue doing so.

Ellie Child

Written by Ellie Child, Content Editor

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