With all of that said, honest detergent is probably easier on the skin than a detergent that uses 100% SLS. So for everyone reading this comment, you are okay to use it and it is not going to hurt you.
3) Here is the real issue at hand: Honest Co detergent contains component A (SCS) and the “non Honest” detergent contains component B (SLS). Honest says component B does not exist in their detergent. Turns out component A is actually mixtures of B (SLS), C, D, E, and F (which are other similar compounds). So though component B is not as concentrated as the “non honest” detergent, it is still there. The WSJ is pointing this fact out that it is still contained within.
I like the detergent. I have sensitive skin and the honest detergent has never caused me to break out. Thank you honest company for trying to be clear about the difference and for communicating with your customers.
Honest Laundry Detergent is a hypoallergenic, plant based detergent that lifts and removes stubborn stains while also naturally softening fabrics. Suitable for all types of fabrics and balanced pH protects colors as well. Made in the USA. Septic and graywater safe. Free of SLS, fragrances, dyes, phosphates, 1,4-dioxane, chlorine, DEA, formaldehyde, caustics and optical brighteners.