Jessica’s Lab Report: Learn About Decyl Glucoside

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Learn about Decyl Glucoside from our founder, Jessica Iclisoy …

Decyl Glucoside (pronounced des-uhl-gloo-kuh-sahyd) is a mild cleansing agent. It is plant-derived, biodegradable, and does not promote skin or eye irritation or yeast and bladder infections. It’s an excellent alternative to harsh, invasive sulfate-based ingredients. We recommend that you use gentle cleansers that contain this plant-derived ingredient like California Baby’s Shampoo & Bodywash for your family.

Decyl Glucoside does not contain any impurities and the production process results in a surfactant without ethylene oxide or 1,4-dioxane and is suitable for baby, and pet, products.

Decyl Glucoside has many attributes:

  • Obtained from 100% renewable vegetable origin
  • Improves skin tolerance of the formulation
  • Maintains skin balance without dryness
  • Readily Biodegradable
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Maintains skin balance
  • Good foaming power
  • ethylene oxide free
  • 1,4-dioxane free
  • Proven Mildness

According to the much-trusted Environmental Working Group, decyl glocoside has been “Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations” in Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments. In comparison, the all-too-common ingredient in shampoos is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). On average women add more than 200 chemicals to their skin daily, and more than 60% of these chemicals get absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Combine this with chemicals found in hair care and dental hygiene products, such as SLS, and it’s no wonder why more people are searching for natural solutions. There are many products labeled as ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ that still contain sulfates.

According to the EWG’s Skin Deep database, SLS has been associated with such issues as:

  • Irritation of the skin and eyes
  • Organ toxicity
  • Developmental/reproductive toxicity
  • Neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, ecotoxicology, and biochemical or cellular changes
  • Possible mutations and cancer

When you are shopping for products for your baby, kids and family, please read those labels and opt for products with Decyl Glocoside rather than with Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.

 

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