27 October 2010

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) free shower gels

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is a common ingredient in many shower gels and shampoos, but it can cause skin irritation, so over the last few months I've been making a real effort to find some good SLS free shower gels, and I currently have 3 on rotation:

Elizabeth's daughter bath and shower wash
This is my favourite of the 3. It has a gorgeous fresh floral scent and is so gentle on my skin. It doesn't leave my skin tight or dry and I can easily get away with not moisturizing after using this. It doesn't foam up very well, so I need to use more shower gel than normal, but it's gorgoeus scent and non drying formula more than makes up for it.

A'kin orange blossom body wash
I can't detect any orange blossom in this shower gel, instead it has a really strong woody scent, which I find quite masculine. The body wash foams up easily and again it's nice and gentle, so if I wanted to, I can get away with not moisturizing afterwards.

Occo mirnavina No 4 bath and body wash
This has a slightly woody citrus scent and of the 3, it lathers up the most. Because it lathers up so well a little bit goes a long way so a bottle will last you ages! Although this shower gel isn't drying, it's not as moisturizing as the other 2 and I usually need to moisturize my legs after using this.

Do you actively avoid products that contain SLS? What are your favourite SLS free shower gels?


  1. faith in Nature are great :)

  2. I adore the A'kin jasmine shower gel, the smell is divine but I haven't tried any of their other ones.

  3. dani_loves- Thanks for the recommendation, I'll have to check them out x

    Meeta- Thanks, I'm really impressed with the quality of Akin products so might order that one when mine runs out x


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