hydrating/moisturizing ingredients that stick around in rinse-off formulas
hi everyone. i’m working on a body wash formula and i’d like to incorporate ingredients that would help with moisture retention and dryness and help soothe the skin, if possible. i know about refatting agents like glyceryl oleate but i’m very curious about what else is out there. i found a research paper that suggested that around 3-5% sodium lactate is effective in providing moisture in rinse off products but i didn’t bookmark it and haven’t been able to find it again. i read earlier today that marshmallow root extract and chamomile extract are useful in rinse offs too but i haven’t found legit research as yet. i’m also really curious about the efficacy of aloe, niacinamide and panthenol. does anyone have any useful links or suggestions?
now of course the main function of body wash is to cleanse the skin and remove dirt and grease but i’d love to attempt to make something that cleanses and still soothes or softens or provides some sort of moisture benefits. i have keratosis pilaris and a lot of the stuff i’ve used just makes my skin dry and itchy. i haven’t really found any lotions as yet that help alleviate this in a satisfactory way either which is why i want to explore making my own products.
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