Why should I avoid sulphates on sensitive skin?

When we were developing our Gentle Genius Body Wash, we spent a long time searching for an alternative to sulphates that still created a lovely foam.

Although incredibly common, sulphates, along with synthetic fragrance, are often what create that uncomfortable, prickly feeling that can occur when using shower gels on sensitive skin.

So what is a sulphate?

Scientifically speaking, sulphates are detergents made from sulphuric mineral salts.

One of the most common household chemicals, sulphates crop up in everything from shampoos to toothpastes and, thanks to their exceptional de-greasing powers, dish soaps and machinery cleaners.

It’s not just their impressive cleaning power that makes them so widely used. They’re inexpensive, easy to access and the ingredient behind the foaming lather we’ve come to associate with being clean.

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