Do You Know the 2 Dirty Secrets of Leading Mass Commercial Soap Brands that Leave Your Skin Itchy and Dry?
Many leading nationally-advertised soap brands strip their bars of glycerine, the key ingredient that helps keep your skin from feeling dry. And, the vast majority of mass brands contain “Sodium Tallowate” derived from animal fats, a potential cause of clogged pores and breakouts.
Glycerine is a natural by-product of traditional soap making. Fats/oils plus an alkali combined together causes a natural chemical reaction that results in soap. The process is called saponification. Glycerine is a natural by-product of this reaction. Without the glycerine in your soap, your skin will tend to feel itchy and dry after bathing or showering.
During the soap making process, many mass commercial soap manufacturers often siphon off the glycerine and sell it as a by-product to be used in higher priced products like lotions and skin creams. Some of these manufacturers remove the glycerine by-product entirely and some leave a small quantity for “label value”. Check the ingredient list of the nationally -advertised brands for yourself. If no glycerine is listed, it’s been siphoned off. If glycerine is listed, note its rank in the listing because ingredients are listed in order of percentage— high in the list means more; low on a lengthy chemical-laden ingredient list means less.
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