Sulfates, or tension-active sulfates, are used in shampoos and body washes for their foaming effect and for effectively eliminating oiliness and impurities.
They have been traditionally used in sanitary products to produce foaminess, but in more recent times, they have been pointed out as potentially irritating for the skin, and are also said to cause dryness and make the skin more sensitive. Using hair products containing sulfates un a regular basis is likely to make the scalp more sensitive (irritation, tightness, etc.).
In our quest to improve our formulations on a constant basis while focusing on ingredients that are gentle on the skin, we have developed natural and organic skincare products that are sulfate-free, under our Floressance and Natessance brands. These are especially adapted to dry and/or sensitive skin, as well as sensitive scalps, and damaged hair.