Would a baby wash cleanse me well enough?
I’ve run out of my own body wash and resorted to using my son’s A’kin PureBaby Softening Body Wash & Shampoo for now. Although I have used baby washes to cleanse myself before, I still get occasional nagging thoughts that they do not cleanse me quite as well as body washes formulated for adults. To prove that I’m just being a tad paranoid, I took out the ingredient lists of the A’kin baby body wash and a standard A’kin body wash to compare and here’s what they show.
Looking at the baby body wash
Here is the full ingredient list of the A’kin PureBaby Softening Body Wash & Shampoo:
After water, the next top five ingredients are surfactants – Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, and Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate in running order. Another surfactant, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, is also listed lower down the list.
Looking at the adult body wash
Here’s the ingredient list for the A’kin Orange Blossom Body Wash:
On the other hand, the standard A’kin Orange Blossom Body Wash for adults has five surfactants from what I can spot after water – Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, and Lauryl Glucoside. In fact, these surfactants are the same as the first five used in the baby wash, and they only differ in terms of percentage used.
Save some money by using baby body wash?
Hence, I’m actually doing quite well by using the A’kin pureBaby Softening Body Wash & Shampoo for myself instead of paying more for the A’kin Orange Blossom Body Wash formulated for adults! However, for about S$3 difference, I can enjoy more aromatherapy benefits with the latter considering the amount of essential oils used.