10 Of The Scariest Ingredients In Cosmetics

Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS)

Take a look at the back of your shampoo bottle, and you’ll probably see “sodium laureth sulfate.” This is what makes shampoos lather, but it comes at a cost: SLS is suspected to cause cancer.


Found in many every-day products (including Vaseline), petrolatum may be contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, to which long term exposure is linked to cancer.