Monday, May 24, 2010

Soap of the Week: Island Baby

Island Baby is a delicate soap, specifically formulated for baby's delicate skin.
Why do we care about pH? Human skin is protected by a "mantle" of essential fatty acids.  Soap and other cleansers remove this protective later as they clean. Your body then gets busy replacing the oils and restoring natural balance to our skin.
Baby's skin is slightly more acidic (i.e. has a lower pH) than adult skin. Island Baby is formulated to have a lower pH, closer to baby's own skin so that this balance is disrupted as little as possible while cleaning. Gentle soaps such as Island Baby clean gently without over-drying the skin.
On a simpler note, Island Baby is made with numerous fabulous oils and butters. Avocado oil has a particularly small molecule, allowing it to penetrate and nourish the skin; shea butter and sweet almond oils are delightful additions to a base of coconut and palm oils.
Island Baby is a wonderful facial cleansing bar. I use it daily to remove dirt, grime, and make-up. It cleans gently, never over-drying.
For adult faces or the youngest babies, Island Baby is a rich, luxurious way to clean!

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