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Comparatively Speaking: Shampoo vs. Body Wash Formulation
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr. and Fenbao (David) Zhang, PhD, Siltech
Posted: October 9, 2012
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Body wash is an emulsion/gel of water and detergent base with added functional ingredients such as moisturizer/conditioner, pearlescent pigments, colorants, fragrance, etc. It is used as a skin cleansing agent in the shower or bath. Body wash contains milder surfactant bases than shampoos. In addition to being pH-friendly to the skin (5–6.5), most also contain gentle conditioning agents in the formula. Body wash needs proper detergency without degreasing skin. It normally has a rich foam, easy rinsing, minimal skin irritation and good biodegradability. Almost all commercial body washes have pleasing scents.
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