Gum Carrageenan Wobble Wobble!
Have you ever looked at the back of your skincare product and wondered, what is in this product that makes it so good? A product, especially a skincare product made of various ingredients, natural and synthetic.
If you have never checked an ingredient list, you should. You must be aware of what ingredients are being used by your beloved brands that make your skin glow.
One such ingredient is Carrageenan which is what we will be discussing. Carrageenan is nothing but a Red Seaweed extract which helps to improve the texture of a product and makes the ingredients mix together more smoothly. It is used to keep ingredients like water and oil from separating in a product. In other words, it is a seaweed extract used in cosmetics as a thickening agent with water-binding properties.
We use it in a few of our products such as our Rosy Jiggles & Wriggle Giggle Shower Jellies. These jiggly-wiggly, wobbly-bobbly jellies behave the way they do because of carrageenan. Carrageenan is responsible for their bounce and magical appearance.
Rosy Jiggles contains Fresh Rose Petal Infusion which gives it a beautiful and natural flower petal derived red colour and neroli oil for its heavenly aroma.
Fresh marigold petal infused Wriggle Giggle has an orange-yellow colour and the fragrance is derived from the grapefruit oil.
These jellies have 2 major abilities. They leave you with fresh skin and amusement both at once. Don’t just have lather in your daily shower time, include some fun too. The best way to use them is one at a time during your shower time with a loofah. Pop them into the fridge to enjoy the cool shower with a chilled jelly piece. It is especially good this time of the year, summer that is.
You can play with them even if you are not in the shower. They look so cute, smell amazing and can entertain for a long time. What more do you need in life? One look at it and you will only want to play with it forever.
One of the advantages of using carrageenan in such products is that it locks in a lot of moisture. It helps hold water onto the skin which leaves your skin fresh and hydrated for a long time.
Carrageenan is often used to replace synthetic thickeners, like Carbomer, and animal-based thickeners, like gelatine. Many companies are still using animal extracts like gelatine into their skincare products rather than using natural thickeners. Gelatine is a protein that is obtained from animals used for thickening.
As a brand and a manufacturer, it is our responsibility to use the ingredients that are not destructive for the environment. As a consumer, it is your right to know what ingredients are being used in your skincare products and where they come from.
At BioBlush, we make sure we play our part in preserving the wildlife. Our products are natural and 100% cruelty-free. We are proud of the fact that we can deliver quality products while retaining their freshness to our consumers. We want to deliver the best products to our customers so they don’t have to worry about the ethics behind them.