Mr Evil Foam – We Are Onto You
I’m guessing that you have all used a foaming cleanser at some point in your life. Whether it be now (see above note) or previously (good girl) or you have one sitting in your beauty cupboard waiting to be used (the perfect gift for that girl you have to like but secretly despise) – everyone has
suffered used the foam at some point in their skincare lives.
Now why WHY you ask, am I obviously telling you to stop using foaming cleansers and never touch them again? Go into your bathroom (or check when you get home) the ingredients listed on the packaging of your foaming cleanser. The 3rd or 4th listed active ingredient will be sodium methyl cocoyl taurate….spotted it? Yep, well this stuff is seriously nasty.
Simply put, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate is the HIGHLY TOXIC solution used at garages to get rid of the oil from the floor…
Yes exactly. Skincare companies (no matter how natural they ‘claim’ to be) use it in cleansers as it strips the skin of oil – just like the floor of the garage. The problem (besides the sheer horror at not realising you’re putting such an aggressive chemical on your face) is that it’s not just removing the excess oil but ALL the oil. And no oil means your skin will either a) over-produce more and more oil, creating an influx of pimples due to the increase of sebum (pimple causing oily bacteria) OR b) reduce the moisture and hydration of your skin SO much that premature aging and pigmentation is caused.
And no one wants that do we! So lets put the foaming cleansers down and concentrate on BETTER alternatives!
(Note: Just because a product claims to be organic and natural if you read the fine print on the back it will generally have a 99% organic disclaimer. So although the prod has an abundance of good stuff in it, it also has 1% bad stuff and that generally includes sodium methyl cocoyl taurate if it is a foaming product.)
3 NON-Foaming Prodz….(that are awesome)
1. Dr LeWinn’s ‘Synergise Cream Cleanser’ – A ridonkulously gentle cleanser, perfect for more sensitive skin that removes impurities and make-up while nourishing the skin. It contains powerful anti-oxidant green tea extract, which has properties to soothe the skin.
RRP $19.95, available exclusively at Coles.
2. Ella Bache ‘Lait à Démaquiller’ – A rich, creamy cleanser that contains peanut oil, it is rich in vitamins A and E and lanolin to nourish, soften and protect the skin’s natural barrier. It lubricates and instantly comforts dry skin, leaving it soft and supple. Love Love.
RRP $62, available at Ella Bache salons.
3. L’Occitane ‘Shea Cotton Ultra Comforting Cleansing Milk‘ – Dermatologically tested, this prod combines gentle and comforting shea with softening organic cotton, which minimises the risk of allergic reactions, making it ideal for sensitive skin. AMAZING.
RRP $34.95, available at all L’Occitane concept stores and David Jones.