What will you be missing out on when you make the switch from your drugstore body wash to Seed Gentle Body Wash?
Two ingredients you'll likely be saying goodbye to are SLS and DMDM Hydantoin.
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a harsh surfactant that gives body wash lots of lather. SLS was once rumored to cause cancer. While this has been proven false by the research community, SLS is a highly irritating detergent. While it is fantastic for creating a lather, it is believed to be a leading cause of skin conditions such as Perioral Dermatitis. Scientists do not recommend using SLS at a rate of 15% of a total product, and at that amount only because it will be diluted with water and immediately rinsed out. There are several thousand studies in the PubMed database about the possible health implications of this ingredient. We all love a bit of lather (who doesn't?), but Seed Gentle Body Wash omits SLS without eliminating a soft lather. (source: Löffler H, Pirker C, Aramaki J, Frosch P, Happle R, I. E. Evaluation of skin susceptibility to irritancy by routine patch testing with sodium lauryl sulfate. Eur J Dermatol. 2001;11(5):416-9)
- DMDM Hydantoin is a common ingredient in drugstore body wash. You won't ever find it in ours. It's a preservative that also happens to be a formaldehyde releaser and it ranks a 7 in the Skin Deep Database. Here is a link to more information on the risks associated with this ingredient.
You deserve better. Find better ingredients in our Gentle Body Wash:
Water (Aqua), Coco-glucoside, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauroyl Lactalyte, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Glycol Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Sweet Citrus also features Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil.
Lavender Sage also features Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil and Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil