sodium lauryl sulfate

noun
sodium lau·​ryl sulfate | \-ˈlȯr-əl-, -ˈlär-\

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)

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According to Kibildis, the culprit ingredients that could be causing pimples incude baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, fluoride, sodium lauryl sulfate, alcohol, essential oils and menthol. Alexandra Tunell, Harper's BAZAAR, "5 Surprising Reasons You Have Acne," 26 June 2015 Much as with traditional skin care, a proper scalp regimen requires avoiding products with parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, silicones, fragrances, alcohol and synthetic colors, says Stephen de Heinrich, founder of skin care company Omorovicza. Fiorella Valdesolo, WSJ, "These 3 Scalp Care Products Are the Next Big Thing in Beauty," 31 Oct. 2018 The mixture is natural (the active ingredients include sodium lauryl sulfate and malic acid) and comes in a stand-up jar. Lauren Piro, Good Housekeeping, "7 Genius Ways to Kill Fruit Flies," 11 July 2018 The mixture is natural (the active ingredients include sodium lauryl sulfate and malic acid) and comes in a stand-up jar. Lauren Piro, Good Housekeeping, "7 Genius Ways to Kill Fruit Flies," 7 May 2018

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1885, in the meaning defined above

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sodium lauryl sulfate

noun

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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