Non-Soap Sensitive Skin Cleanser, 16 fl. oz

Non-Soap Sensitive Skin Cleanser, 16 fl. oz
  • Manufacturer: Nutribiotic
  • Condition: New
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Non-Soap Skin Cleanser is gentler than soap, clean rinsing, and will leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed without the harmful, drying effects of soap. Hypo-allergenic and pH balanced, we offer three great formulas with CITRICIDAL, a natural standardized extract of grapefruit seed clinically proven to promote and maintain healthy skin tissue. So clean you can feel it! What does Non-Soap mean? I like to feel "soap and water clean". "Soap and water clean" might not be as clean as you think. Soap as a cleaning agent often is harsh, is potentially irritating and leaves a residue which can dry the skin. Most bar soaps are made from sodium solids of fatty acids (the old beef tallow and lye mixture). Liquid soaps use a potassium salt and fatty acids, which keeps them fluid. These soaps are often very alkaline (basic) and have a high pH. The pH of healthy skin falls into the range of 4.5-6.5 and is considered to be slightly acidic. A highly alkaline product can strip the skin of its protective lipid layer and deplete the acid mantle, both of which help keep skin healthy. Skin without its acid mantle and lipid layer can become dry and cracked and may be more susceptible to infection. Our Non-Soap Skin Cleansers is formulated to be gentle on the skin. We use surfactants derived from coconut and olive oils to help remove dirt and grime, and the cleanser is pH balanced at 5.3-5.7 - easily within the pH range of healthy skin. Our Non-Soap Skin Cleansers will clean skin and remove dirt and oil as well as harsher soaps but will not dry and damage the skin in the process. Your labels on the Fresh Fruit and Original say "Contains no Sodium Lauryl Sulfate", and yet sodium laureth sulfate is the second ingredient. What gives? Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (also known as SLS) is a common surfactant ingredient in detergents and shampoos. It is highly alkaline and is very harsh. Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) is a cousin to the SLS derived from coconut oil and is extremely mild. It is used extensively in infant formula soaps and rarely causes irritation. While there has been a fair amount of negative publicity regarding both SLS and SLES, it should be noted that in the laboratory tests of these ingredients toxicity was caused by application of a 100% SLS solution to the shaved and abraded skin of albino lab mice. The solution was then reapplied numerous times during the testing period and never rinsed from the skin. The total concentration of SLES in our products, and of SLS in other cosmetic products, is less than 4%, and the product doesn't remain on the skin for more than a few minutes. Even if you were to pour the entire 16 oz. bottle of Skin Cleanser into your kitchen sink and fill it half way with water, you would be getting less than a 4% dilution. The tests done which indicated a potential danger of toxicity with these ingredients cannot be easily applied to humans and common use of the ingredients. (Example: If you force-feed a rat eleven watermelons and he explodes, you cannot then say that watermelon makes people explode.) It should be noted that we have had numerous calls and letters from chemically sensitive people stating that they love our Skin Cleansers and other bath products and have no reaction to them. For those individuals who prefer to have a Non-Soap Skin Cleanser without sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, we receommend our Sensitive Skin formula, which is free of these ingredients. Is your Non-Soap Skin Cleanser phosphate free? Yes. Our formulas contain no phosphates. They are also free of chlorine derivatives, colorings and artificial fragrances. Is your Non-Soap Skin Cleanser all natural? I am concerned about artificial and synthetic ingredients. All ingredients in our formulas are derived from natural sources. However, this does not mean that they are not synthesized or refined. Natural ingredients are neither inherently safer nor of better quality, and often natural ingredients are less effective than their synthetic counterparts. An all-natural soap would be made from lye, ash and animal tallow, none of which are good for your skin. I live on a property that uses a septic system instead of city sewage. Is your brand of skin cleansers safe for my system? Yes. Our formulas are biodegradable and phosphate free. They pose no threat to your septic system or the environment. It is a fact that we all have different skin types, so what cleanser is right for my skin? For individuals with normal to dry skin, we offer a natural moisturizing Fresh Fruit formula. Combining the great benefits of aloe vera and oils of coconut, you will maintain your skin's moisture mantle while removing dirt and grime. For those individuals who do not like fragrances, we have our Original Skin Cleanser. This formula is gentle and non-drying, cleanses away pore clogging residue with GSE, and leaves your skin less susceptible to environmental toxins. Finally, for those extremely sensitive individuals that are allergic to fragrance and have concerns with certain ingredients, we offer our Sensitive Skin Cleanser, which is free of paraben preservatives, sodium laureth/lauryl sulfates, cocamide DEA, free chlorine derivatives, colorings, and fragrance. LIST OF INGREDIENTS SENSITIVE SKIN Purified Water Sage Extract Used to soothe and heal Skin. Believed to have antiseptic properties. Coltsfoot Extract Wild ginger. Used for its soothing properties and believed to have the ability to open pores and increase the release of skin toxins (historic). Yarrow Extract Herb used for its astringent qualities. Balm Mint Extract Also known as the Balm of Gilead. The secretion of any of several small evergreen African or Asian trees. Known in ancient Palestine as a soothing medication for the skin. Helps to heal the skin. No known toxicity. Chamomile Extract A skin soother and healer. Rosemary Extract Included for its antiseptic and astringent qualities. Althea Extract From Marshmallow root. Helps to soothe skin. Non-toxic. Wild Thyme Extract Adds emollient properties. Non-toxic. Horsetail Extract Soothing and healing. Rich in minerals that nourish all tissues of the body. Helps to eliminate excess oil from the skin. Cucumber Extract Skin soother and softener with cleansing, cooling, and toning properties. Kelp Marine plant life containing minerals that help regulate the texture and appearance of skin. Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Analgesic. Expressed from the leaf of the aloe plant. Has skin softening and healing benefits. C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate Surfactant, used for its mildness and to increase viscosity. Derived from coconut/palm. Disodium mea-Oleamido Sulfosuccinate A secondary surfactant. Used for its mildness and to increase viscosity. Has skin softening benefits. Derived from olive oil or sunflower oil (it varies). Oleyl Betaine Derived from vegetable fats. Surfactant/thickener. Derived from olive oil and/or grapeseed oil. Vegetable Glycerin Vegetable in origin. Works as a solvent, humectant (moisture attraction) and emollient (moisturizer). May be ingested with no harm done. It is non-toxic and non-irritating. Citricidal 0.5% concentration of grapefruit extract. Included as a natural antiseptic and preservative. Soyamidopropylkonium Chloride Derived from soybean oil. Acts as skin conditioner and moisturizer, helps to decrease possibility of irritation. Panthenol Vitamin B Complex factor. Used for its benefits to human tissues. Helps to soften the skin. Non-toxic. Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Conditioner preservative based on coconut, used to enhance shelf life and stability. Allantoin Skin soother. Helps to heal wounds and to stimulate growth of healthy tissue. Citric Acid Derived from citrus fruits and used as a preservative. Helps to acidify the formula so that it is pH neutral.