Bursting the bubbles

As you may or may not know - we strictly keep to the philosphy of staying clear of Parabens, SLS (Sodium lauryl sulfate) & SLES (Sodium laureth sulfate).

It was proposed that Parabens are used in an estimated 90% of skincare products. They are preservatives that extend the shelf life for many years. In healthy skin, Parabens are non-irritating however, in fragile, sensitive or young skin parabens may cause skin irritation.

SLS and SLES are surfactant chemicals used to help cleaning products foam. Sulphates strip the skin of its natural protective oil and often leave skin feeling nasty, a bit leathery and irritated.

Despite popular belief - foam doesn't do the cleaning! Many people see bubbles and assume 'clean'. Which isn't always the case...

They behave similarly to soap and help to spread the soap in a more even manner. However, it is not the bubbles that does the cleaning. Most surfactants that don't provide the bubbles are the effective ones.

Manufacturers have been know to add mainly the foaming surfactants instead of the cleaning ones. Naughty! But the press seems to have caught up with this which is good for everyone.

We must admit - bubbles are fun and we do have them in our products. What we are keen on achieving firstly is our formulations - using all the necessary ingredients to get the job done effectively.

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