Surfactants are foaming agents that are included in cosmetic products to clean the skin of oils and dirt. Surfactants are used as the basis of facial cleansers. In the cosmetic world, there are many surfactants to choose from but the challenge becomes selecting a surfactant that is right for your skin type.
Below, ingredients that you should look for in your surfactant based face wash based on your skin are listed.
Dry, Aging or Wrinkled Skin Dry skin prefers humectants, hydrolyzed proteins and anti-inflammatory extracts. Peppermint Oil are favorite of dry, aging and wrinkled skin.
Extremely Dry Skin would be better served using a facial cleanser that have lower surfactant amounts. Pumpkin Seed Oil is also beneficial for extremely dry skin and aging skin because it contains fatty acids that contribute to antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory properties reduces skin inflammation and is rich source of Vitamin E which creates a wonderful sheen and texture of the skin.
Oily Skin prefers not to have any additional oils after facial cleansing. In this case is important to choose a facial cleanser that provides toning and moistutization for the skin. Extracts are needed to reduce oiliness. Rosemary and Matcha extracts are great additions for cleansers geared towards oily skin. Rose and Neroli Hydrosols provide excellent toning and moisturization.
Foaming Silk Surfactant and Foaming Apple Surfactant Bridges to Beauty uses foaming silk surfactants and foaming apple to create facial wash products. Foaming Apple does not compromise the integrity of the skin barrier and is sulfate free. Foaming Silk Protein creates a Mild and Natural lather.
Bigger Cosmetic Companies typically use very harsh surfactants like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Cocoate and Sodium Laurate. These harsh cleansers strip the skin of moisture and disrupt the integrity of the water balance in the skin which keeps us from aging.