Paraben and Sodium Laurel Sulphate Free toiletries

Half Moon Wholefoods endeavour to provide a toiletries range that is FREE from Parabens and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS).

Parabens are a group of chemicals used as preservatives and can be found in toiletries products such as shampoos, moisturisers, shaving gels, cleansing gels and toothpaste, to which they are added to kill bacteria, prevent the growth of mould and prolong the shelf-life of products. There is some concern regarding the potential toxic effects of the absorption of Parabens via the skin.

Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) is commonly used in soaps, shampoos, detergents, toothpastes and other products that we expect to foam up when we use them as it is a very effective foaming agent. They can cause irritation to the skin, eyes and scalp, as the Sodium Lauryl Sulphate found in many ordinary soaps is exactly the same as you would find used to degrease car engines. In the same way it dissolves the grease on car engines, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate also dissolves the oils on your skin, which may potentially cause more serious health risks.

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