Do your products contain sodium lauryl sulfate?
Some JĀSÖN® surfactant products (shampoos, soaps) contain an alcohol-based sulfate known as sodium coco sulfate. This ingredient was chosen because it is plant-derived, meets our high standard for gentleness and creates a luxurious sudsy lather during use. Multiple organizations, including an independent team of toxicologists known as CIR, and the EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Science, agree that sodium coco sulfate is a mild and safe ingredient. Sodium coco sulfate is also an approved surfactant under the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients.
Sodium coco sulfate is created from the coconut plant which contains a natural blend of several types of alcohols that can produce sulfates. Coconut alcohol naturally contains lauryl alcohol which is the origin material for sodium lauryl sulfate. For this reason, products made with sodium coco sulfate may contain some amount of naturally occurring sodium lauryl sulfate. Because it is blended with milder surfactants, it is much milder than purified sodium lauryl sulfate.
JĀSÖN® products currently claim to be made without sodium lauryl sulfate. While there is no sodium lauryl sulfate directly added to our products or listed in our ingredient lists, we acknowledge that there may be some amount of sodium lauryl sulfate contained in some of our surfactant products as a constituent of the sodium coco sulfate. For this reason, we believe it is more accurate to remove this claim from our packaging and materials and have begun that process. We also continue to evaluate alternative surfactant ingredients that deliver superior product performance while meeting our high standards for gentleness and safety.