A few months back my dear friend Olga was home. We chatted about a lot of stuff and started to exchange views about natural products and brands in India.
She mentioned that the only hand wash her sensitive skin could accept was almond and kesar soap by Patanjali.
I was all ears as my younger son has hypersensitive skin and his palm skin reacts to any soap we have been using.
The skin actually peels off his palm! All kinds of oil, moisturiser, cream and Vaseline products did no good.
So I decided to buy this Patanjal Almond and Kesar Handwash.
One week of washing and his palm started getting softer. The redness and peeling was very less.
It’s been now two months now and his skin is normal, smooth.
Then I did a research on the ingredients.
It has Almond Oil which is full of Vitamin E, which is a known fact that helps skin. It also contains Omega 3, potassium, proteins, zinc all of which helps in building cells.
It has Aloe Vera, which is also very good for skin and soothes any iching as it possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antifungal, antioxidant, and astringent activity.
It has Neem Oil, which is antiseptic and great to cure / prevent any infection
It has Tulsi oil which is also anti microbial, thus removing any germs.
It has Tea Tree oil which cures infections such as acne, fungal infections of the nail (onychomycosis), lice, scabies, athlete’s foot (tinea pedis), and ringworm.
Then are all the common ingredients used to make soap like Surfactant, Carbomer and Water.
Surfactant’s one end of the molecule is attracted to water, while the other end is attracted to dirt and grease. So the surfactant molecules help water to pick grease, break it up, and wash it away. Cool!
Carbomer is used to create gel-like formulations which is easy to use without spilling watery soap.
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