1. bye-bye irritation
Sulfates strip skin of its natural oils and fats, which increases the risk of inflammation and other itchy reactions. If your skin is prone to dermatitis and eczema, using sulfate cleansers may exacerbate or even bring about these types of outbreaks. Body wash without sulfates, like our eight collections of Love Beauty and Planet sulfate free body wash, uses plant-based foaming agents in place of sulfate cleansers. That way you get soft, cleansed skin without the increased risk of irritation and dryness caused by chemical sulfates.
2. balanced pH
Body wash without sulfates is perfect for sensitive skin or skin prone to clogged pores and breakouts. Sulfate cleansers contain chemicals that often run the risk of inciting acne and make skin more oily as the skin tries to compensate for the loss of its natural oils and fats that the sulfates had removed. Sulfate free body wash works to restore your skin’s natural pH balance, lowering the risk of blemishes and breakouts.
There are various different types of sulfate surfactants, each with varying degrees of negative effects on skin. Although some may incite acne and breakouts more-so than others, better to leave out the sulfate cleansers altogether, no?
3. environmentally friendly
Body wash without sulfates is typically made with chemicals harmful not just for your skin, but for the environment as well. Beyond just the application of sulfate cleansers, the disposal of these chemicals poses a threat to the environment. While not all sulfates are derived from environmentally harmful chemicals, we should make sure to use products with plant-derived cleansers to avoid negative environmental impacts.