Dove Beauty Bar: Syndet?
I've heard many times that Dove bars aren't actually soap, but rather synthetic detergents. Look at the ingreidnets it looks to be more of a hybrid due to some soap content that I have highlighted below. Could those "soap-like" ingredients be synthetically derived as well? Also, how is it they are able to include soap and still make a pH friendly bar?
Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Tallowate Or Sodium Palmitate, Lauric Acid,
Sodium Isethionate, Water, Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoate Or
Sodium Palm Kernelate, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Edta, Tetrasodium Etidronate,
Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).
A related question that I have is why certain surfactants such as the above isethionates are "milder" than others? Does it have to do with the ionic nature of them? I recall you (Randy) saying that because SLES is ionic it can react with the skin's protein. Of than that how does one surfactant, which is made to make water and oil mix and be rinsed away be milder without also not being as effective?