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The biggest issue with sulfates is that they can cause varying levels of skin and eye irritation, which (for the people who experience it) gets worse the longer the product is in contact with the skin. "Sulfates can often dry out the skin, and some people find they may lead to more acne when their skin is in frequent contact with sodium lauryl sulfate,” explains David Lortscher, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist and cofounder and CEO of Curology. “This is typically less of a problem with body skin [versus face skin], so most people tolerate sodium lauryl sulfate in body washes."

Sulfates in toothpaste could also potentially be to blame for some symptoms inside your mouth as well. “Sodium lauryl sulfate can cause or irritate existing allergies, canker sores, and bad breath,” Dr. Fields-Lever says. And, she notes, "there are some professionals [who] feel sodium lauryl sulfate can be harmful to the mucosa [gums and cheeks] of the mouth."

If you're looking for a bubbly lather and that squeaky clean feeling, sulfates are your friend! Johnson Wilkerson says that today's beauty brands are generally careful to use a combination of sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate that is "very suitable and safe for mild and gentle cleansing."

If, however, you have sensitive skin or just want to avoid them completely (and that's totally fine too!), just remember that those sulfate-free products won't probably won't foam up, so they'll produce a more hydrating, creamy wash

“Sodium lauryl sulfate is a foaming agent, and when it's taken out, your cleanser won’t make suds like you might be used to,” Dr. Lortscher says.

Lathering, however, is not an indication of your shampoo's effectiveness. Just because it doesn’t lather doesn’t mean it doesn’t clean (think makeup remover). But if you use a lot of styling products or have very greasy hair, a lathering cleanser with a more detergent-like effect is necessary to remove product and oil from the hair.