Dry Hands? This is why

Author: Ashley Scobie   Date Posted:4 April 2018 


If there’s one thing we all have in common it’s that we all use soap. A lot. You’ll find liquid hand washes at home, and public places such as hospitals and public toilets. However, have you ever wondered what goes into the hand washes you so often use? Many people find them drying to the skin and they cause irritations which tend to lead to dermatitis. So let’s talk soap.

REAL talk

Liquid Soap has a nasty reputation for being harsh, drying and gluggy. This is because most liquid soap on the market is not Soap, its technically a detergent. Which is why most commercially manufactured companies use the term “Hand wash” because they don’t have the right to use the term Soap. So what have you been washing your hands with ?

Let’s just say if you wouldn’t wash your hands in your dishwashing detergent then you need to make the switch to REAL Liquid Soap Today.

But here’s the run-down of the most popular chemicals that you’ll find in your local supermarket “Hand Soap”.


- Triclosan

- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

- Parabens 

- Synthetic Colours 

- fragrance or parfum 


So, what makes our Liquid Soap different to many other brands on the market? We make our liquid Soap using real ingredients instead of surfactants or detergent based foaming agents. We use what mother nature provides – Coconut oil, olive oil and sweet almond oil, giving the soap a soft creamy lather and providing a deep cleanse without drying your skin.

The natural glycerine formed during the soap making process gives our soap added moisturising benefits that you won’t find in commercially manufactured hand or body washes.



There are two chemicals that are often found in most hand washes that are the main cause of dryness. There are Sodium Lauryl Sulphate or SLS and triclosan.

SLS is a known skin irritant. When cosmetic companies need to test the healing properties of a lotion, they need to irritate the skin first. What do they use to do this? SLS, of course. If you have dandruff, dermatitis or other irritated skin, it could be due to SLS. It is also a pesticide and herbicide. It is commonly used to kill plants and insects. Makers of SLS recently petitioned to have SLS listed as an approved pesticide for organic farming. The application was denied because of its polluting properties and environmental damage. So why is it okay in skincare? We really don’t know, but what we do know is that it is not safe.

Triscolan is an antibacterial ingredient used in almost half of all commercial Liquid Soaps by a study carried out in 2000. The chemical can cause dermatitis or other harsh skin reactions when used in any skincare products. In 2013, the APHA called for a safety review of the chemical after realising the risks the chemicals bought.

New data suggest that the risks associated with long-term, daily use of antibacterial soaps may outweigh the benefits. Because so many consumers use them, FDA believes that there should be clearly demonstrated benefits to balance any potential risks."

However, we should also be aware of the environmental impact of triscolan as its not just confined to skin reactions. Large amounts of Triscolan leave our homes and enter our waterways every day and end up in our rivers. It is highly toxic and can lead to producing a chemical called “dixons”: when exposed to sunlight.

The best tip we can give you is to always read your labels; if you are unsure of an ingredient GOOGLE it! 

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