featured image for our sensitive laundry detergent guide

Finding the Right Laundry Detergent for Sensitive Skin

Jan 29, 2024Andrew Linfoot

When it comes to laundry detergents, not all are created equal, especially if you have sensitive skin. The wrong detergent can cause irritation, leading to discomfort and skin issues. That's why it's essential to choose a laundry detergent that respects your skin while still delivering a thorough clean.

What Should a Sensitive Skin Laundry Detergent Contain?

a pack shot of our laundry detergent for sensitive skin

Sensitive skin needs gentle care, and certain ingredients can make all the difference. Let's delve into what makes a detergent suitable for sensitive skin:

  • Coconut Oil Derivative (Cocoamidopropyl Betaine): This mild, biodegradable surfactant derived from coconut oil is known for its skin-friendly properties. It cleans effectively without causing irritation, making it perfect for sensitive skin.

  • Palm-Free Decyl Glucoside: Another gentle ingredient, this non-ionic surfactant comes from natural sources like coconut. Its mild nature makes it ideal for those with sensitive skin.

It's also vital to know which ingredients to steer clear of. Harsh chemicals, artificial fragrances, and certain preservatives can aggravate sensitive skin, causing reactions or exacerbating existing conditions.

The Best Laundry Detergent for Different Sensitive Skin Issues

Different skin conditions require different care approaches. Here's how our laundry strips cater to various sensitive skin issues:

  • Eczema and Dermatitis: These conditions can be triggered or worsened by harsh chemicals found in some detergents. The natural, mild ingredients we sue ensure that your laundry is clean without irritating your skin.

  • Psoriasis: Our sheets are free from ingredients that can aggravate psoriasis, providing a skin-friendly laundry solution.

Is Laundry Detergent Toxic to Skin?

While not all laundry detergents are toxic to the skin, certain ingredients in conventional detergents can cause adverse reactions. Our Laundry Detergent GreenSheets™ avoid these problematic ingredients, offering a safe, effective cleaning solution for everyone, especially those with sensitive skin.

Why Laundry Detergent GreenSheets™?

They are formulated without the harsh chemicals often found in traditional detergents, such as phosphates, dyes, and optical brighteners, which are known irritants for sensitive skin.

Their plant-based, gentle ingredients make them a smart choice for individuals who struggle with skin sensitivities, allergies, eczema, or other skin conditions. Let's look at this in more detail:

  1. Coconut Oil Derivative (Cocoamidopropyl Betaine): This ingredient is a gentle surfactant derived from coconut oil. It's known for its skin-friendly properties, making it an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin. Its mild nature ensures effective cleaning without causing irritation or dryness, which is especially important for skin that reacts easily to harsh chemicals.

  1. Palm-Free Decyl Glucoside: Another critical ingredient in GreenSheets™, this is a non-ionic surfactant derived from natural sources like coconut. Its non-ionic nature means it works well in both hard and soft water conditions. Decyl Glucoside is especially known for its mildness, which is why it's commonly used in products formulated for sensitive skin. It cleans effectively without being abrasive or irritating, maintaining the skin's natural balance.

  1. Glycerol: Glycerol, also known as glycerine, is a well-known humectant in skincare, meaning it helps retain moisture. This property is beneficial in laundry detergents for sensitive skin as it can help keep fabrics soft and gentle against the skin, reducing the potential for irritation.

  1. Trisodium Citrate: Used as a water softener in laundry detergents, Trisodium Citrate helps to remove residues that might irritate the skin. It also enhances the cleaning effectiveness of detergents, ensuring that clothes are thoroughly cleaned without the need for harsh chemicals.

  1. Organic Dodecyl Salt and Water: These ingredients contribute to the overall effectiveness of the detergent in breaking down and washing away dirt and grime, doing so gently to ensure that the detergent is not harsh on sensitive skin.

 How to Test for Laundry Detergent Allergy  

  1. Patch Test: Apply a diluted detergent solution to a small area on your forearm. Leave it for 24-48 hours and watch for any reactions.

  1. Wash Test: Use the detergent to wash a small item of clothing. Wear it for a day to see if any skin irritation occurs.

  1. Observe and Note: If you notice redness, itching, or any form of irritation, it might indicate an allergy to one of the detergent's ingredients.

  1. Consult a Dermatologist: If symptoms persist, it's best to seek professional advice.

Choosing the right detergent for sensitive skin doesn't have to be a struggle. With Laundry Detergent GreenSheets™, you get a gentle, effective clean, free from harsh chemicals, making it a top choice for anyone with sensitive skin concerns.


More articles