Sulfate-free foaming facial cleansers for hair and skin have become increasingly popular within the last several years. And while sulfates do NOT cause cancer (despite unfounded rumors), they are a detergent and can be overly drying for some skin types.
Sulfates, such as sodium lauryl sulfate (also known as SLS) and its chemical relative, sodium laureth sulfate (i.e., sodium lauryl ether sulfate, or SLES), are substances used in many products such as skin care, shampoo, toothpaste, and mouth rinses as foaming and cleansing agents. While they are incredibly effective at removing excess oils and debris from the skin, they can consequently be too effective and remove certain oils that we want to keep, rendering our skin too dry. This is especially important when considering skin conditions that suffer from dryness already, or other inflammatory concerns, like rosacea or sensitive skin.
Sulfate-free foaming cleansers have become an excellent alternative to the more aggressive, sulfate-based cleansers. These milder cleansers use ingredients like Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, as cleansers. While these replacements may also sound “chemical”, they are all derived from coconut oils and do an excellent job of cleansing without drying the skin.
So why don’t we use any sulfates in our private label skin care cleansing formulations?
1. Misinformation. Most people simply believe sulfates are harmful. It’s difficult to correct bad information once it has become mainstream.
2. Reactions. Some people may find sulfates harsh on their skin and may have a negative reaction (over-drying, increased inflammation, etc.)
3. Striving For The Best. Our goal is to leave your skin feeling beautiful, clean and alive. We want to cleanse the skin without stripping the essential oils that help protect it. The best way to accomplish both goals is to use sulfate-free cleansing ingredients.
At Dreamline Ceuticals, we include the use of ingredients that help us achieve the results we require of our private label (white label) skin care formulations, while maintaining our commitment to you and the planet. Our anti-aging formulations have no sulfates, parabens, or phthalates. They are also cruelty-free & vegan friendly. We create sophisticated multi-functional products that address the many different concerns of the skin, developed by world-class chemists in our 153,000 square foot lab and manufacturing facility. So when we say we offer the highest quality and most advanced anti-aging private label (white label) skin care on the market, we mean it.
If you’re looking to build a skin care line that is second to none, visit our website at www.DreamlineCeuticals.com, and learn more about building your business with your own private label or custom skin care brand.