A nourishing and cleansing shower gel is essential to maintaining healthy skin and a stress-free, happier life. When it comes to sensitive skin, finding a shower gel you like can be challenging in a sea of endless products. With so many options vying for your attention, it's easy to feel overwhelmed.
Unfortunately, many popular products contain toxins that can disrupt your skincare routine and even cause long-term harm. On the other hand, while some 'natural' and 'organic' items might seem safer, they could still have hidden nasty chemicals. Additionally, the cleansing properties of some all-natural products may fall short.
The good news is that you can still find a gentle shower gel for a relaxing and rejuvenating shower experience while keeping your skin healthy and happy.
One way to ensure that is by closely examining the ingredient labels. In this article, let's understand how some commonly used chemicals can harm you and how you can find the best shower gel for your skin.
Watch out for these six ingredients that will do more harm than good to your body:
TriclosanTriclosan, an antibacterial and antifungal agent, is an ingredient in some soaps and personal care products thanks to its germ-killing capabilities. But studies show that it might be linked to antibiotic-resistant bacteria and thyroid dysfunction. And because it's ending up in the environment, it's also contaminating our waterways and affecting marine life.
According to some studies, Cocamidopropyl betaine or CAPB, a commonly used foaming agent, can be an allergen. However, a comprehensive scientific review conducted in 2012 discovered that it is not CAPB that triggers an allergic reaction but rather two contaminants generated during the manufacturing process: aminoamide (AA) and 3-dimethylaminopropylamine (DMAPA).
Multiple studies have proved that when individuals are exposed to CAPB that does not contain these two impurities, they do not experience any allergic symptoms. High-quality, purified forms of CAPB, which do not include AA and DMAPA, do not cause allergies. Our products strictly use a pure, cosmetic-grade version of CAPB that is free of these allergens.
Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, is a chemical compound found in bottles, containers, and packaging. Studies have shown that BPA may interact with hormone receptors in the body, such as those for the thyroid gland. It has been shown to mimic the effects of estrogen in the body, which can lead to endocrine disruption and an increased risk of diseases such as breast cancer, infertility, and other reproductive problems.
Phthalates are often added to shower gels to help the fragrance last longer. They have been linked to several health problems, including endocrine disruption, reproductive and developmental toxicity, and liver and kidney damage.
Formaldehyde is a preservative used in shower gels to prevent bacteria growth. However, it is a known carcinogen and can cause skin irritation, itching, redness, and respiratory problems, such as coughing and wheezing. Prolonged exposure to high levels of formaldehyde can also lead to health problems, such as headaches, nausea, and damage to the eyes, nose, and throat.
Often used in personal care products as a cheap way to moisturize the skin, mineral oils do more damage than good. They are derived from petroleum and can clog pores, leading to breakouts and other skin issues.
Now that you know which ingredients are bad for your skin, avoid them at any cost. Instead, look for products enriched with natural yet effective ingredients to soothe and hydrate sensitive skin.
If you're looking for a product that your skin will love, we've got just the right thing for you. Total Moisture Body Wash (originally called Dandy), our gentle and anti-inflammatory shower gel, is specifically designed for those with sensitive, easily irritated skin and is 100% naturally derived.
It doesn't contain any of the nasty stuff that can harm your skin and is only made of a high-quality, unique blend of ingredients to cleanse your skin without stripping away its natural oils.
Its vegan formula includes:
- Dandelion: To detoxify, protect against UV damage, and enhance collagen production
- Aloe vera: To reduce inflammation & provide intense hydration
- Burdock root: To soothe irritations while also destroying bacteria and calming down redness
- Cucumber: To cool and soothe itchy, irritated skin
And much more!
These ingredients work together to cleanse, refresh, and revitalize your skin, leaving you feeling pampered and refreshed after each shower.
So why settle for a body wash filled with toxic chemicals when you can have the best of nature in every shower? Try it today and experience the difference for yourself!