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Gallinee – Cleansing bar atopy-prone skin


Andrea Mitarotonda
Consultant in Cosmetic Formulation Chemistry, United Kingdom

Gallinee is a rather young Indie Beauty Brand completely focussed on microbiota-friendly products.

This Cleansing Bar is their most recent launch and is claimed to be a patented (FR3073142A1) soap-free formula that makes use of pre and postbiotics to support the skin’s microbiome.

A close look at the Ingredient List reveals quite a simple formula mainly made up of a solid syndet which includes the following ingredients: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Maltodextrin, Stearic Acid, Water, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Titanium Oxide.

A syndet is a cleansing formula of its own and is normally made of surfactants, plasticisers, fillers, stabilisers, thickening agents and foam boosters.

As it can be seen, in this case anionic surfactants have been utilised, i.e. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, to provide cleansing properties, foam and mildness.

Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Castor Oil and Cetyl Alcohol serve as plasticisers, stabilisers and thickening agents whilst Maltodextrin is a filler.

The syndet formula includes also Citric Acid to maintain an acidic pH: th ...

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