sodium lauryl sulfate

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Definition of sodium lauryl sulfate

: the crystalline sodium salt C12H25NaO4S of sulfated lauryl alcohol also : a mixture of sulfates of sodium consisting principally of this salt and used as a detergent, wetting agent, and emulsifying agent (as in toothpastes, ointments, and shampoos)

Examples of sodium lauryl sulfate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This shampoo is free from animal products, parabens, phthalates, and sodium lauryl sulfate. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 May 2022 Many people note an association between canker sores and a common toothpaste ingredient called sodium lauryl sulfate. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 16 May 2022 Sensitive skin should avoid harsh sulfates in cleansers, Bowe said, such as SLS, or sodium lauryl sulfate, and SLES, which stands for sodium laureth sulfate. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 5 June 2021 The shampoos and conditioners are formulated focusing on natural ingredients like coconut oil, ginger root extract, and shea butter, without the use of parabens or sodium lauryl sulfate. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, 22 Mar. 2021 The shampoos and conditioners are formulated focusing on natural ingredients like coconut oil, ginger root extract, and shea butter, without the use of parabens or sodium lauryl sulfate. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, 22 Mar. 2021 The shampoos and conditioners are formulated focusing on natural ingredients like coconut oil, ginger root extract, and shea butter, without the use of parabens or sodium lauryl sulfate. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, 22 Mar. 2021 The shampoos and conditioners are formulated focusing on natural ingredients like coconut oil, ginger root extract, and shea butter, without the use of parabens or sodium lauryl sulfate. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, 22 Mar. 2021 The shampoos and conditioners are formulated focusing on natural ingredients like coconut oil, ginger root extract, and shea butter, without the use of parabens or sodium lauryl sulfate. Sarah Midkiff, refinery29.com, 22 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sodium lauryl sulfate

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Sodium lauryl sulfate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodium%20lauryl%20sulfate. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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sodium lauryl sulfate

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Medical Definition of sodium lauryl sulfate

: the crystalline sodium salt C12H25NaO4S of sulfated lauryl alcohol also : a mixture of sulfates of sodium consisting principally of this salt and used as a detergent, wetting, and emulsifying agent (as in toothpastes, ointments, and shampoos)

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