What's In Your Body Soap?
With clever marketing claims, Dove soap is commonly viewed as a gentle moisturizing cleansing bar. Why would you believe anything different with claims such as….
“#1 Dermatologist recommended”, “helps retain skin’s moisture,” “makes skin softer, smoother and more radiant than ordinary soap.”
Here is the TRUTH behind the ingredients in Dove soap and what it truly does to your body.
* Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate is the first ingredient. It is a detergent and emulsifier. It dries out skin and has no beneficial properties for the skin. When this synthetic chemical is handled in labs, it requires safety goggles and gloves to be handled.
* Sodium Isethionate is another detergent that is an eye irritant in high doses.
* Sodium Stearate strips the skin of all of its oils.
* Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a synthetic surfactant that strips oils from your skin and in high concentrations is a skin irritant.
* Sodium Cocoate or Sodium Palm Kernelate are also common soap ingredients that strip the skin of oil, making it irritating.
* Methylisothiazolinone – Studies have found this chemical to contribute to neurodegenerative disorders and seizures.
* Fragrance/Parfum is a common skin irritant and the leading cause of dermatitis from cosmetic use.
* Tetrasodium EDTA is made from formaldehyde, a known carcinogen.
So of the 16 ingredients in Dove soap, two are not toxic – water and salt. Take the time to read the labels. If you can’t pronounce it, it probably isn’t good.
Filled with Shea butter, goats milk, coconut oil, and olive oil, our soaps nourish your skin to lock in moisture!
Our handmade soaps are made with lots of love and clean ingredients!
Be an informed consumer; read the labels!