Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Claps Back at Chemical Ingredient Accusations

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Jessica Alba’s Honest Company fired back in response to a test run by The Wall Street Journal that revealed that their laundry detergent contained sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) in its detergent despite company assertions that all Honest products are free of the ingredient.

Alba’s company shared in a statement on

“Despite providing The Wall Street Journal with substantial evidence to the contrary, they falsely claimed our laundry detergent contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). To set the record straight, we use Sodium Coco Sulfate (SCS) in our brand’s laundry detergent because it is a gentler alternative that is less irritating and safer to use.”

“Rigorous testing and analysis both by our internal research and development teams as well as further testing by external partners have confirmed this fact,” the statement continued. “The Wall Street Journal has been reckless in the preparation of this article, refused multiple requests to share data on which they apparently relied and has substituted junk science for credible journalism.”


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