What: Roger & Gallet Fresh Shower Gel – Energising
Why: The shower gel to my beloved hand cream on-the-go I talked about ten days ago (link here). Smells just amazing, is made of natural ingredients, and is – of course – sulfate-free.
Green Factor: Formulated with precious naturally-derived essences.
Where: Perfumerìa Sabina, Gran Canaria (E)
Also available: Drugstores
Did you know that most shower gels are chock-full of sulfates? Sulfates make lots of foaming bubbles, help you to stay fresh, and leave your skin smelling clean. Nice, right? But did you also know that sulfates are also commonly used as pesticide and herbicide, i.e. to kill plants and insects? And also to wash the grime-encrusted wheels of your car? Sulfates are highly toxic, cause skin irritation and really dry it out. They even promote hormonal disruptions. Ah, the list goes on. Yikes! And shockingly enough, even so-called natural cosmetic brands use sulfates in their shower gels. But don’t you worry. After a bit of research I found out that there are still many sulfate free alternatives out there – and they’re delicious. Here is a selection of shower gels I use regularly: (more…)