Shower Gel

KNOW-HOW

There is now an international awareness aimed at limiting the risks linked to the use of chemical products (Adoption of the Global Harmonized System by the UNO). In addition, the recent European Regulations (REACH 1907/2006, biocides 98/8/CE) aims to restrict the distribution of dangerous chemical components as well as strictly regulate their use.

Favourite during the shower or bath, the "shower gels" are widely used in our daily life. With 6 bottles per second sold in France that is 511,000 bottles sold per day, French people are those who devote the highest budget in Europe for shower gels. It is important to emphasize that these daily use products that we appreciate so much, are overwhelmingly composed of ingredients derived from petroleum chemistry that attack our skin (first natural immune barrier) in many ways. Indeed, they contain substances that can potentially destroy our hydrolipidic barrier, cause sensitizations, irritations and thus disrupt our endocrine system. Some substances are even suspected to be carcinogens...

A recent example raised by the media is the problem of parabens, which are accused of being endocrine disrupters. That is why the cosmetic manufacturers have replaced them by other conservative syntheses such as Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone (also called MIT). However, due to their allergenic potential, these conservatives urge to be modified or replaced themselves. Such substitution approaches are endless and increasingly publicized, making the consumer evermore suspicious...

What is more, even if, taken individually, the raw materials are well known, the interactions between them are much less so. Indeed, the “Cocktail Effect” of these ingredients present in chemical-synthetic products has not been well studied, thus possibly hiding other unknown dangers to consumer health.

SALVECO®, CHEMISTRY INSPIRED BY THE FUTURE

SALVECO® shower gel is formulated with 100 % plant-based ingredients. It is a safe product that does not sting the eyes and presents no risk of skin irritation compared to chemical-synthetic products of the same type.  

Gentle, moisturizing, with flexible and light foam, its formula was developed in order to respect the hydrolipidic barrier of the skin. With an ultimate biodegradability of 100% of the formula, its composition allows to anticipate regulatory requirements and guarantees non-polluting discharges to the aquatic ecosystem and the environment.

BENCHMARK OF PRODUCTS - EFFICACY AND CHEMICAL RISKS

 

SHOWER GEL

 SALVECO® PLANT BASED CHEMISTRY

 

SHOWER GEL

CONVENTIONAL CHEMISTRY

 

SHOWER GEL

CONVENTIONAL CHEMISTRY

 « SENSITIVE SKIN »

 

SURFACTANTS
 

100% plant-based, renewable and biocompatible 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PETROCHEMICAL ORIGIN:

 
SLES : less  irritating to the skin than SLS but obtained from toxic, carcinogenic and mutagenic gas

  Cocamide MEA : carcinogen compounds
 
cocamidopropyl betaine: potentially allergenic

polysorbate 20 : obtained from polluting toxic carcinogenic gas

 Ceteareth-60 Myristyl Glycol: obtained from polluting toxic carcinogenic gas

 

PETROCHEMICAL ORIGIN:

SLES : less  irritating to the skin than SLS but obtained from toxic,  carcinogenic and mutagenic gas

cocamidopropyl betaine: potentially allergenic

PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate / PEG 40hydrogenated castor oil: obtained from toxic, carcinogenic and mutagenic gas. May contain toxic impurities recognized carcinogens.

Poorly biodegradable and toxic to aquatic organisms.

 

ADDITIVES

 

100% plant-based, renewable and biocompatible

       

PETROCHEMICAL DERIVATIVES, SYNTHETIC SUBSTANCES:
 

  Polyquaternium-7: Substitute for silicone but irritating, non-biodegradable, environmentally harmful 

  EDTA: non-biodegradable, accumulation in aquatic environments. Irritating to eyes and skin. Stores heavy metals.
     BHT : allergenic substance

styrene/acrylates copolymer

 

PETROCHEMICAL DERIVATIVES, SYNTHETIC SUBSTANCES:

Polyquaternium-10: Substitute for silicone but irritating, non-biodegradable, harmful to environment

PEG-200 hydrogenated glyceryl palmate: obtained from toxic, carcinogenic and mutagenic gas. May contain toxic impurities recognized carcinogens.

Poorly biodegradable and toxic to aquatic organisms.

 

   CI 19140, CI 17200 : Dyes that can cause allergies

 

PERFUMES

 

100% plant-based, renewable and biocompatible

Oil essential

Plant extract 

 

 

SYNTHETICNATURAL SUBSTANCES

  Perfume: may be fully or partially synthetic

Hexyl cinnamal/linalool/ Limonene: allergenic Fragrances 

 

SYNTHETIC / NATURAL SUBSTANCES

 

Perfume: may be fully or partially synthetic

 

CONSERVATIVES

 

100% plant-based, renewable and biocompatible

 

 

 

 

 

PETROCHEMICAL DERIVATIVES, SYNTHETIC SUBSTANCES:
 

  Methylisothiazolinone: replaces parabens but highly allergenic , liberating formaldehyde

Potassium sorbate

 

PETROCHEMICAL DERIVATIVES, SYNTHETIC SUBSTANCES:

Sodium benzoate: suspected of being responsible for allergies

 

Potassium sorbate

 

CLAIMS

 

  • 100% biodegradable and plant-based
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Without petroleum derivatives, or chemical additives
  • Respects and moisturizes your skin
  • Plant-based perfume
  • Without chemical preservatives
  • Does not sting the eyes

Gently washes

Moisturizes, nourishes and softens the skin

paraben free

 

Gently cleanses your skin leaves your skin clean and protected

 

CONSUMER REVIEWS

Use test of the SALVECO® shower gel directed by 26 testers for 3 weeks:

  • 89% of testers are satisfied with SALVECO® shower gel and 97% would buy it.
  • 100% of testers with sensitive skin find that SALVECO® shower gel does not dry the skin.

Testimonials:

 

« I have been using soaps for over twenty years. The shower gels usually bother me because of their sticky side on the skin, which is quite difficult to rinse... Hence my choice to use soaps. I always had a skin prone to allergies (undetermined causes) which appear systematically after showering independently of the type of soap used. To my great surprise, after using the SALVECO® shower gel, there wasn’t a skin reaction! Finally a product that could reconcile myself with shower gels. »

« My skin is very sensitive on the face after major burns. Accustomed to my skin reacts to most products, even at neutral pH soaps, I have felt and seen no reaction after use of the SALVECO® shower gel. »