For years we have worked to educate our clients and friends on the myth of anti-bacterial soaps. This week the FDA has weighed in on this in a very public manner, requiring soap manufacturers to provide substantial evidence that their anti-bacterial soaps actually work, and to prove the long-term safety of the ingredients within them.
The reality to it is this. ALL soap can work to prevent and kill bacteria, and that proper (and frequent) hand washing is still your best course for minimizing bacteria. The findings additionally support Skinchanted's core belief that commercial products contain far more ingredients than are necessary, most of which hold no benefit to the purpose of the product and many may have negative effects on the skin.From the FDA website:
In fact, there currently is no evidence that over-the-counter (OTC) antibacterial soap products are any more effective at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water, says Colleen Rogers, Ph.D., a lead microbiologist at FDA.
Moreover, antibacterial soap products contain chemical ingredients, such as triclosan and triclocarban, which may carry unnecessary risks given that their benefits are unproven.
In light of these data, the agency issued a proposed rule on Dec. 16, 2013 that would require manufacturers to provide more substantial data to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of antibacterial soaps. The proposed rule covers only those consumer antibacterial soaps and body washes that are used with water. It does not apply to hand sanitizers, hand wipes or antibacterial soaps that are used in health care settings such as hospitals.
At Skinchanted, we are committed to providing you the BEST, SAFEST, SIMPLEST and most NATURAL products we can possibly produce. We will NEVER put cheap filler ingredients or strip out valuable ingredients such as glycerin. We encourage our clients to be educated about what goes on their bodies, how it affects them, who makes it, where it's made, how it's made and why the ingredients are chosen. We invite you to come in today to SEE where we make our products and meet our Minions responsible for every product we produce as well as challenge them with any questions you may have. Can you do that with your current skincare products?