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?

3 comments:

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

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  2. 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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