Saponification – Uniquely Indochine Natural
Synthetic Skincare—It’s The Norm
Most body wash, face wash, and shampoo are made using synthetic surfactants.
The name surfactant comes from the term ‘surface active agents.’ And their function is to create a cleansing and foaming effect in skin and hair care products
But the fact is that most common surfactants aren’t ‘natural.’ For example, the surfactant Cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB). It is claimed to be naturally derived. But it also has some synthetic parts added to it.
There are many other examples found in skin and hair care.
And many of these synthetic surfactants have problems. For example, it was initially believed that CAPB was an allergen. However, researchers have found that it’s actually two impurities that emerge during the manufacturing process. And these cause irritation to the eyes and skin
And Are Your Products Really “All-Natural”?
Many brands are not truthful on their labels when they describe their products as “all-natural.” And this causes widespread misinformation.
Again, let’s take the ingredient CAPB. We find this in a large percentage of ‘all-natural shampoos. OK, opinions may differ on the skin effects of this ingredient. But it’s the marketing that is the issue. Shampoo containing CAPB is clearly not all-natural.
And we can apply this to many other shampoo products that contain other synthetically derived ingredients.
So, many ‘all-natural cleansing products on the market are not all-natural or are often not skin-friendly.
The Saponified Oils Difference
An alternative to using synthetic surfactants is the use of saponification of plant oils. These are one of the few ‘natural’ options for surfactants readily available. And it is the Indochine Natural approach.
And we are in good company. Dr Bronner’s is a global company that only uses saponified plant oils. The company was founded in 1948 by Emanuel Bronner. He was a third-generation master soapmaker from a German-Jewish soap-making family. And today, this global giant continues to be family-owned.
And How Can We Tell if All-Natural Saponified Oils Are Used in our Skin and Hair Care Products?
It’s easy. Read the ingredient list on product labels.
On ingredient lists, we identify saponified oils by the names sodium/potassium -ate.
For example, in our shampoo, you will find the ingredients Potassium Cocoate (saponified coconut oil).
Our body washes, Potassium Soyate (soybean oil), Potassium Cocoate (coconut oil), and Potassium Palmate (palm oil).
And Face Wash, Potassium Olivate (extra virgin olive oil).
If you check our soap bars, you will find the ingredients Sodium Palmate (palm oil), and Sodium Cocoate (coconut oil).
So, we make all of our products with all-natural plant oils. And never synthetics.
So, What Are the Advantages of Using Saponification?
The primary advantage is that saponified products are naturally self-preserving. That’s right, we don’t need to add synthetic preservatives to our products.
Every other skin and hair care product you purchase has synthetic preservatives. And many of these have negative skin effects.
Is there any scientific proof that saponified products are naturally self-preserving? Yes, certainly. First, the ISO Standard 29621 (Cosmetics — Microbiology — Guidelines for the risk assessment and identification of microbiologically low-risk products) covers saponified products.
Second, as part of our Good Manufacturing Production (GMP) compliance, every product batch we produce is tested in our own microbiology laboratory. And an outside certified laboratory confirms these results.
And every product batch we produce always shows zero microbiology growth. And this is without the use of preservatives.
If Saponification is So Good, Why Don’t More Brands Use This Method?
The reasons are simple. First, synthetic surfactants are cheap. All-natural plant oils are expensive. So, it’s all about cost-saving. And maximising profits.
Second, buying plant oils is difficult. There are seasonal supply fluctuations. Synthetic surfactants are mass-produced without these challenges.
Third, saponification cannot be easily mechanised. So it’s expensive. Whereas synthetic surfactants are mass-produced in highly mechanised factories. Again, it’s all about reducing costs.
So, escape the ordinary. Buy all-natural skin and hair care products. Make the switch to Indochine Natural today.