This body cleanser contains a careful blend of soaps that are designed to be strong enough to clean the skin but not so harsh that it starts to “de-fat” the skin of its natural oils.
We include vegetable glycerin as the first humectant. It’s a natural byproduct of the castile soap formation (from olive and coconut oils), and as a clear, water-soluble liquid that rapidly attracts water, it’s the perfect addition to a water-based cleanser. A few drops of glycerin on a surface will steadily grow in size as it attracts moisture from the air, and the same effect is taking place on your skin.
Glycerin also introduces a silky glide into the“skin feel” of the body cleanser. We also use the sodium PCA, the natural amino acid, as it’s an even stronger humectant than glycerin. Sodium lactate (the neutralized form of lactic acid) is the final humectant. Lactates also bring a unique feel to the skin and are known for their mildness and high moisturizing capabilities.