How many times have you walked through the skin care aisle and come across shower gels that say Sulphate-Free? Has that triggered a question in your mind and made you wonder what really is sulphate and why do some body washes still have sulphate within them? While some bath and body brands have a few cleansers without sulphates, a few of them still continue to use it.
But what is the real deal with sulphates and why should you opt for SLS free body wash?
In this blog, we'll take you through what is sulphate, why skin care brands are switching to the no-nasty bandwagon and why we at Pure Sense will continue to stick to cleansers without sulphate.
What Is Sulphate?
Most commonly found in shampoos, body wash, face cleansers, toothpastes, dish detergents or even laundry bars, sulphates are surfactants or chemicals. They are usually added to produce a foaming lather and ultimately leave your skin soft and squeaky-clean.
Used widely in the personal-care category since the 1950s, Sulphate may give you a bubbly lather and add up to your bathing experience, however it may end up causing more harm to your skin than good.
Why Is Sulphate Bad for You?
Yes, they leave your skin squeaky clean and lather up well‚Ä¶so what's the real issue? These chemicals often tend to take away your skin's natural oils and proteins. Wait there's more. The biggest issue with sulphate is that it can cause skin and eye irritation, which may get worse in case it is in contact with your body for longer. That's not all, if you've got acne-prone skin, sulphate based cleansers may be a reason you're getting more acne.
Benefits Of Using Body Wash Without Sulphate
1. No irritationSulphate strips off your skin's natural oils, moisture and fats, which increases the risk of inflammation and other reactions. If your skin is prone to allergies, using sulphate-infused body wash may worsen your skin conditions. Body wash without sulphate, like Pure Sense Grapefruit Body Cleansing Gel, includes natural exfoliants instead of sulphate cleansers. That way you get soft, clean skin without the increased risk of irritation and dryness.
2. Balanced pH levelYour skin protects your body from the outside world and its pH is one of the key protective mechanisms. The pH of our skin is constantly challenged by external aggressors such as pollution, temperature changes and harsh chemicals. The best way to maintain its optimal level is by choosing a body wash without sulphate. A chemical free body wash is perfect for sensitive skin or skin that is prone to clogged pores and breakouts.
3. Environment-friendlyBody wash with sulphate is not just harmful for your skin but for the environment, too. After all, the two primary sources of sulphates are petroleum and palm oil, which contribute to climate change, increase of greenhouse gases, and deforestation.
What Do We Use?
Now that we have a better understanding of SLS, let's read about SLES ‚ an ingredient that we use.
Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES) is derived from SLS through a process called ethoxylation.
This process makes SLES safer to use in bath and body care products. It is gentler on skin than SLS as it doesn't aggravate your skin problems or strip off any excess moisture.
Bath and body products containing SLES will be just as cleansing, foaming and emulsifying as SLS but they also benefit your skin after use by leaving it feeling cushiony soft, irresistibly smooth and intensely nourished.
By combining SLES with other kind to skin ingredients, we work hard to make sure that our goodies, like our Macadamia Nourishing Body Cleansing Gel, are a nourishing treat for you and your skin. So, the next time you're searching for a luxurious addition to your bath & body routine, do choose a Pure Sense sulphate-free body wash.