What's the Difference Between SLS and SLSA?
Recently we’ve tweaked our bath bomb recipe to include Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, or SLSA. This means our bombs now foam and bubble and last for much longer in the tub.
So what exactly is SLSA? Is it the same as that nasty chemical, SLS?
They may sound and look the same, but they’re quite different.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, or SLS, is a chemical compound used in shampoos and other products to aid in cleansing. Many people try to avoid products containing SLS because it’s known to be harsh on hair and skin.
Due to its small molecular size, SLS easily penetrates hair follicles and can cause skin irritation especially on those with skin sensitivities.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, or SLSA, is a skin-safe cleanser naturally derived from coconut and palm oils. It is a mild compound that offers a rich lather without harsh chemicals. With its large molecular size, it doesn’t penetrate the skin or hair follicle.
We use SLSA in our bath bombs, bubbling bath bars, and a few other products. To be sure to always give you the best experience, we vow to never use SLS in any of our products.
We always try to be transparent with our products and ingredients. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them below!