Eczema Safe Body Wash?
If you have eczema, you know how challenging it can be to find skincare products that don't irritate your skin. Many conventional cleansers, body washes and soaps contain harsh chemicals that can strip your skin's natural oils, leaving it dry, itchy, and prone to flare-ups. That's why more and more people with eczema are turning to natural skincare products, like Teddy's Eczema Bar. One of the key ingredients in Teddy's Eczema Bar 09 Body Wash is Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSa), a mild vegan surfactant that gently cleanses the skin without causing irritation.
What is Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, and how does it differ from Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLES)?
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSa) is a surfactant, a type of chemical compound that lowers the surface tension between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid. Surfactants are commonly used in skincare products, including cleansers, shampoos, and body washes, to help remove dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin.
Unlike many conventional surfactants, which can be harsh and drying and even effect your endocrine system, SLSa is a mild, gentle surfactant that is derived from coconut and palm oils. It has a larger molecular size than other surfactants, which means that it can't penetrate the skin as deeply. This makes it less likely to cause irritation or trigger an eczema flare-up. SLSa is also biodegradable, which means that it breaks down quickly in the environment and doesn't contribute to water pollution.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLES), on the other hand, is a widely used surfactant that is often found in conventional skincare products. It is derived from petroleum and is a smaller molecule than SLSa, which means that it can penetrate the skin more deeply. This can lead to skin irritation, dryness, and inflammation, especially in people with eczema. SLES is also not biodegradable, which means that it can contribute to water pollution and harm aquatic life.
In conclusion, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (SLSa) is a mild, gentle surfactant that is derived from natural sources and is less likely to cause irritation or trigger eczema flare-ups than Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLES). If you have eczema or sensitive skin, it's important to choose skincare products that are free from harsh chemicals and contain gentle, natural ingredients like SLSa. Teddy's Eczema Bar 09 Body Wash is a great option for anyone looking for a gentle, effective cleansing body wash that is free from irritants and harsh chemicals.
Try our 09 Body Wash and feel safe about what you put on your skin.