Old Spice Body Wash Dry Skin Defense – Look at the Label
Posted Sep 22 2012 2:01am
Here’s one for the guys: the #2 best selling beauty product on Amazon.com this week is an Old Spice Body Wash. Why is this interesting? Because of it’s ability to hydrate dry skin. Let’s look at the label and see how it works.
Water As always the main ingredient in a body wash or shampoo.
Petrolatum What? Petrolatum is a greasy skin moisturizing ingredient. Why is it in a body wash? Ah, that’s the secret of this product. P&G scientists have found a way to incorporate high levels of petrolatum in a body wash and still make it foam!
Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate These two ingredients clean skin and make the oily mixture lather up.
Mineral Oil Mineral oil is a close cousin to petrolatum.
Sodium Lauroamphoacetate Another surfactant that is a mild cleaning/foaming agent.
Sodium Chloride A thickener.
Trideceth-3 Another part of the surfactant package.
Fragrance A man just wants to smell like a man. (Give yourself bonus points if you’re old enough to remember the TV commercial that originally featured this slogan.)
Citric Acid pH adjustor (adjust down.)
Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride Skin conditioning agent. Also used in conditioning shampoos because it mixes well with detergents.