Continuing our look at top selling beauty products on Amazon.com…
This product is is Amazon’s #5 best seller and supposedly protects skin’s natural moisture level, provides mild lather, and contains “two antibacterial skin cleaners that cut through soil quickly.” Which ingredients make it work? Let’s look at the label to find out.
Softsoap Naturals Clean Protection Ingredients
The main antibacterial agent in the formula.
Solvent for all the other ingredients.
Sodium C14 16 Olefin Sulfonate
Primary cleansing agent. This will provide good lather but it’s still a fairly harsh cleanser compared to other ingredients. However, it is fairly cheap.
Table salt, used to thicken the product.
Secondary surfactant and foam booster.
pH control agent.
Moisturizer when left on skin but doesn’t do much when rinsed off.
This is the ingredient that “protects skin’s natural moisture” by providing some conditioning effect. It will deposit on skin even after rinsing. This ingredient is also commonly used in 2-in-1 shampoos and hair conditioners.
Silk Peptide, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice
“Natural” ingredients that look good on the label but don’t really do anything from a rinse out cleansing product.
FD&C Red 40 (CI 16035), FD&C Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake, D&C Red 33 (CI 17200)
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