4 Soap Ingredients that Will do Your Skin more Harm than Good

by Ankesh Kapoor Writer
Not all bathing soaps are created equal. Some claim to be gentle, while others run for skin hydration. Some choose to be known as “Best Bathing Soap”, while many take pride in being called “Natural Soap”. But all these qualities and titles come at a cost: putting in ingredients that could cure all present ailments while giving you a set of new ones. Skin care products, especially Handmade Soap, have a long history of lawsuits filed by people seeking to get compensated for all the damage their skin had undergone. All such lawsuits have resulted in heavy damage on both sides, leaving parties involved with more than skin scars.

That’s why it’s important that you should know what the ingredients mentioned on the back side of your soap packaging mean to your skin before you use to choose them as your skin care product for a lifetime. So let us have a look at 4 most toxic chemicals that many soap manufacturers use in their products, that do no good to you in the long run.

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1. Dioxane
Dioxane, or 1,4 Dioxane, has found its application in many products ranging from skin care to household cleaning products. The chemical is easily soluble with water, and that’s why is used as solvent and stabilizers for many chemical processes. According to multiple healthcare reports published by eminent health organizations of the world, Dioxane is a carcinogen and could cause liver and kidney damage if living beings are exposed to it for long.

2. Triclosan
The chief reason behind using Triclosan as a soap ingredient is its antibacterial and antifungal properties, which is kind of great if you are having any such issues. Products like detergents, soaps, and toothpaste mostly have a permissible amount of this hydrocarbon for its qualities mentioned above. But there is also a dark side to this skin care agent. Research has shown that overexposure to Triclosan could cause allergies, eczema, and other health-related issues in children, while adults could experience a weakened immune system.

3. Formaldehyde
Formaldehyde is the lightest member of the aldehyde functional group and is used many cosmetics products like Handmade Soaps, shampoos, cosmetics, lotions, and sunscreens. As experts have branded this chemical as a potential carcinogen, manufacturers refrain using it directly into their product and resort to using chemicals that release formaldehyde. The motto behind using this not-so skin friendly compound is to inhibit the growth of infection-causing bacteria and fungus in skin care products.

4. SLS
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is used in surf, shampoos, and soaps for a deep cleaning action by aiding formation go rich lather. In soaps, it is responsible for removing the unnecessary oils from our skin. People having oily skin type are often advised to use soaps having this ingredient. But overuse of skin product having SLS could strip you of your natural body oils, leaving it dry like anything. Extreme care should be taken if you are using it soaps having SLS in their formula for your kids, people have experienced moderate to extreme skin irritation and other allergies when used for long.

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