What do you look for in a Face Wash? And what do you look for in a Laundry Detergent? Definitely that it must clean your face and your clothes, respectively. But would you pick a Laundry Detergent to wash your face or a Face Wash to wash your clothes? Well… we hope not. Although, a lot of you have been doing something just like that. Call it lack of awareness or ignorance; people have been using Detergents in the form of Face Washes. We’re not kidding. Both have a long list of common ingredients, especially Sulfates.
Do you know what Sulfates are?
On turning over the packaging of your regular Face Wash, you might have noticed a number of ingredients that are hard to recognize – While some are beneficial, others could be quite harmful. Just like several Sulfates are a part of that complex list. In addition to household cleaning products, like laundry detergents, car washes and dish washing soaps, Sulfates are commonly found in shampoos, tooth pastes, liquid soaps and face washes. Developed in the 50’s, Synthetic Detergents are made from a variety of Petrochemicals and Oleochemicals. The chemicals used in the above mentioned products are ‘Sodium Lauryl Sulfate’, ‘Sodium Laureth Sulfate’, ‘Ammonium Laureth Sulfate’, which help these products give a foaming effect (yeah, those bubbles). It may be alright to use them for clothes or dishes but they definitely aren’t good for your skin.
Do you know why Sulfates aren’t meant for your skin?
There are innumerable skin concerns that come hand in hand with these chemicals and types of Sulfates and despite that, they continue to appear in most mainstream formulas of a lot of famous brands due to how cheap they are to produce. Of course, Sulfates are efficient cleansers – but maybe they are too good at their job. So good at cleaning that they can pull a lot of natural oil from the skin. You might have noticed that after using a Face Wash (containing Sulfates), your skin feels stretchy and dry until you apply enough moisturizer – Ever noticed what you did there? You got rid of all the natural oil of your skin only to apply more chemical moisture.
Sulfates are actually too powerful when it comes to removing lipids from the top skin layers. When sebum is entirely stripped, the skin suffers from accelerated water loss, potentially leading to habitual flaking. The skin is left with insufficient moisture levels thus contributing to premature aging and dullness. Sulfates are also known for cutting through grease but in return, causing irritation and itchiness. Due to complaints like, ‘little bumps on the face, stubborn red rashes, reoccurring acne and more’, people have started noticing the villain and hence have switched to Sulfate-Free Face Washes and other products.
Have you heard about Sulfate-Free Products by Iba Cosmetics?
Even if your skin hasn’t shown the above effects, Sulfates are definitely not something you should indulge in. What you actually need in a cleanser is a naturally clarifying composition that effectively removes dirt and impurities without over-drying.
Iba’s Sulfate-Free face washes and soaps gently cleanse the skin without stripping away any natural moisture. Packed with the goodness of vitamins, natural extracts and luxurious fragrances, we at Iba Cosmetics have a varied range for you to keep your skin thoroughly cleansed and refreshed. We stay away from harmful detergents, and instead use safer and milder surfactants in our wash off products that are derived from coconut and sugar.
So, if you’re looking for a Face Wash that doesn’t dry out your face, suits your skin type (ever super sensitive), is irritation free and 100% Halal plus Vegan then get online and order from Iba Cosmetics’ range of Face Washes like Aloe Aqua, Face Glow, and Fairness Face Wash ! Happy Sulfate-Free shopping y’all!