Product Dupe Q: Are any of the ingredients in Vanicream Gentle Face Cleanser unnecessary?
Hi, so I have heard that Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser is one of the gold standards for very dry/sensitive skin. I’m trying to find out if I could dupe it, but wondering if there’s any ingredients in this cleanser that aren’t really necessary and could be removed? I was hoping it might be possible to reduce/remove some ingredients in it that have a history of being irritating to my skin, and it would be a plus if I could simplify it overall and reduce ingredient costs.
This is the ingredients list:
purified water, glycerin, coco glucoside, sodium cocoyl glycinate, acrylates copolymer, caprylyl glycol, mica, sodium chloride, 1,2-hexanediol, titanium dioxide, sodium hydroxide, disodium EDTA
Ingredients I would be interested in removing in an ideal world (and why):
Acrylates Copolymer - b/c I’m legitimately allergic to it.
Caprylyl Glycol - b/c it causes redness, stinging, and acne for me.
Mica and Titanium Dioxide - b/c aren’t they only added for colour/aesthetic purposes, and I don’t care if my cleanser is white?
1,2 hexanediol - b/c I’d just rather remove it if it’s not necessary.
What are your opinions?
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