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Magic Moon SoapWorks, Inc makes All-Natural Goats Milk Soaps, using only the purest of ingredients, herbs, & botanicals. Our little cottage industry company was lovingly created in 2009, after discovering and practicing the unique craft of making All-Natural, Hand-Crafted Artisan Goat's Milk Soaps. There are no "Melt-n-pours" here. We craft everything from scratch the way it's been done for centuries.

We are FREE of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, dyes, gluten, Nut Oils, chemical fillers or artificial ingredients and our bars are perfectly pH balanced. We are also very proud of the fact that we are a GREEN company and do NO Animal Testing. We were just certified by the as an international Cruelty-Free company!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ingredient Comparison of Magic Moon SoapWorks, Part 3

Welcome to Magic Moon's product ingredient comparison.  In Part 2 - I shared the ingredients list and information about a popular national brand.  In this segment, I'll share our ingredients list as well as how each ingredient benefits your skin.

In an attempt to a fair comparison - I'm providing the information on our unscented "Not So Plain Jane" bar.

Pure Fresh Raw Goat's Milk
Fresh Goat’s Milk
The inclusion of Goat Milk to our Cold Processed Goat's Milk soaps provide additional properties that are good for the skin as well as hair, because of its minerals and hydrating properties.

  • Goat's Milk contains essential proteins, amino acids, and vitamin A that nourish skin.
  • Goat's Milk is rich in beta-hydroxyl acids that act as natural skin conditioners.
  • Another important nutrient supplied by the goat's milk is lactic acid, which helps to gently clean and soften skin. Lactic acid also stimulates skin cell renewal.
  • Modern laboratories know why milk worked wonders for peoples skin in the past. Goats milk has natural alpha-hydroxyl acid, a natural substance that dissolves the glue holding dead skin cells to your skin.
  • It helps reduce skin darkening brought about by the wear and tear of aging.
  • Goat's Milk has been proven to cleanse skin down to its deepest layers.

H2O -purified water to mix with Sodium Hydroxide (Lye) to initiate the saponification process.

Sodium Hydroxide - there isn't any other way to make soap.  You have to have this alkaline substance to saponify the oils and fats.  What does Saponify mean?  Saponification is the process in which oils and fats are mixed with an alkaline catalyst (Sodium Hydroxide-Lye), and the molecular breakdown of both when coming into contact with each other - the molecules then bind together into neither oils or lye - but something completely different = SOAP!

Saponified Carrier Oils of:

Pumice Olive Oil
  Olea Europaea (Olive)  -  Olive oil is excellent as a base oil in soaps, either in whole (Castile soap) or in part.Olive Oil prevents the loss of your skin's natural moisture, softens skin and attracts external moisture to your skin. It helps keeps your skin soft, supple and younger looking.Olive oil attracts external moisture to the skin and still permits the skin to properly release sweat, shed dead skin and release sebum.

Palm Oil Fruit

 Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) -  Palm oil makes a hard bar that cleans well and is also mild.The quality of Palm oil is far superior to other vegetable oils that are filler oils. Palm oil is universal and used in many expensive luxury soaps.

Coconut Oil

 Sodium Cocoate (Coconut) -  Coconut oil is an exceptional oil for dry, itchy or sensitive skin. It will not clog pores and it absorbs readily into the skin. Coconut oil is a gift to the soap making industry because of its resistance to rancidity and its ability to make a hard bar of soap with fluffy lather.

Sunflower Oil
Helianthus Annuus Seed (Sunflower) -
is an all natural, healthy way to heal skin and maintain its health; and its calming and emollient (moisturizing) properties have been known for years. Sunflower oil has many medicinal and cosmetic uses and may be helpful if you are suffering from acne, eczema, inflammation, general redness and irritation of the skin. It’s also a great product to use on your newborn baby for extra skin protection.

That's it!  That's the entire list.  With such a short list of ingredients, I suppose we should include the list of ingredients and by-products that Magic Moon SoapWorks products do NOT include, but I'll leave that for another day.

1 comment:

fugeecat said...

it seems like there would be more stuff in it, but simple is usually better anyway.