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Say No To Lux Glamourazzi Shower Gel

Say No To Lux Glamourazzi Shower Gel

Lux offers a range of body washes and shower gels enriched with ingredients to care for your skin and fragrances to indulge your senses.

Live in a glamourous world with Lux Glamourazzi shower gel.

With citrus oils like mandarin and grapefruit it can help give you a fresh start to the day. *

Melbourne Dermatology purchased one each of the new Lux Body Wash & Shower Gel range to asses the properties of its novel surfactant ingredient, sodium pareth sulphate, which Unilver's formulators have swapped out with the more conventional (and far from ideal) sodium laureth sulphate, common among their (and other similar companies') dishwashing detergents, shampoos and toothpastes.

Despite the product description, the ingredient listing for Lux Glamourazzi Shower Gel doesn't actually make any mention of mandarin or grapefruit (or oil) — presumably the presence of these plants is merely suggested by its entirely synthetic fragrance.

The situation recalls the flagrant absence of idebenone in Klein Becker's Sovage Idebenol Facial Antioxidant Cream and the total actual dissimilarity between Strivectin and Botox, albeit at far lesser cost.

Neither is this shower gel acidic, as mandarin and grapefruit are — it contains mostly water and sodiums, so must be alkaline.

Superficial alkaline gel cleansers such as these are discongruous with the needs of the skin for many reasons, not least because they disrupt optimal pH and excessively remove fatty acids from the epidermis.

While better than the soap so heartily recommended in 1949's Care of The Skin, they're still a long way off the mark.

Inexpensive skin care products are not generally better than more expensive ones, they just tend to fail at lesser monetary cost for similar deterioration or loss in the health of the skin as an organ.

Sensorily, they are also, generally, much less enjoyable to use.

Lux Glamourazzi Shower Gel contains whole loofah particles, and not the extract found in Darphin Hydraskin Relaxing Night Cream.

The Lux Body Wash and Shower Gel range has been relegated to the Melbourne Dermatology library where it joins the likes of the face bra, oxygen skin care, mountains of soap, and other cutaneously redundant curiosities.

Monday, 10 December 2007

Lux Glamourazzi Shower Gel Ingredients

Water, Sodium C12-13 Pareth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit, Benzophenone-4, Fragrance, DMDM Hydantoin, CI 77491, CI 47005, CI 15985.

Made in Australia by Unilever.

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