I recently had the opportunity of reviewing a great SLS Free organic baby shampoo and body wash from a company recently introduced to me: GlowGenics.
GlowGenics Organic Baby’s Glow is a dual purpose baby shampoo and body wash, created with completely natural ingredients, certified organic and cruelty free (not tested on animals). Essentially the product can be applied from head to toe and is suitable for all ages.
Who are Glowgenics
Glowgenics is a husband and wife team based in the USA (the product is also manufactured in the USA) who share a passion for organic products. They were savvy enough to realize that a great deal of supposedly “natural” products are actively marketed in a misleading way, and so they created their own truly organic product that they could use for their family.
GlowGenics market their Organic Baby’s Glow product using the tagline “Pure. Simple. Natural.” and judging by the ingredients, this tagline would appear to be quite accurate. Organic Baby’s Glow contains:
- Saponified Organic Oils of Coconut
- Olive and Jojoba
- Vegetable Gum / Glycerin Extract
- Organic Aloe Vera
- Organic Rosemary Extract
Wondering what Saponified means? You’re not alone – we’ve been asked previously about the process of Saponification. In a broad sense Saponification is the process of mixing a strong Alkali such as Sodium Hydroxide with a vegetable or animal oil, in this case Coconut Oil. This process creates both soap and Glycerin. In fact the term ‘Saponification’ in Latin means to make soap. In the case of Saponified coconut oil, extra Glycerin is produced which increases lather production (unlike many SLS Free products). Increased Glycerin also increases the soap’s ability to moisturize, so in essence we have the best of both worlds. You can read more about Saponification here if interested: http://personalcaretruth.com/2011/09/ask-the-experts-saponification/
I tested GlowGenics on my own three young children and asked another two people who had experience with children’s shampoo to also test the product. My experience with the product was very positive. As noted above, the product did produce a great deal more lather than any organic shampoo I have used previously and my children’s hair was clean (much cleaner than normal), fresh and tangle free when brushing. While there were mixed feelings on the initial smell – my children either loved it or thought it smelt funny (not unpleasant, just different) – all agreed that their hair had never felt better after using an organic product. Not surprisingly we had similar feedback from the additional parties that were asked to review the product, with the general consensus being that this was indeed the best organic shampoo / body wash product they had used to date. I also took a look over some reviews posted online and wasn’t surprised to see very positive feedback from customers who had previously bought the product.