Del Brown Approved!

The ingredient-scrutiniser, Del Brown has a passion for natural & organic, chemical free skincare. Researching ingredients and talking with the manufacturers. "Free YOUR skin now!" with skincare free from petrochemicals, sulphates, parabens, phthalates, glycols, PEGs, DEAs, mineral oil, synthetic polymers, synthetic fragrance or colours. All personally researched, tried, tested and Del Brown Approved!

Hi Del, I have an issue with very itchy skin on the sides of my torso and lower back – on the sides I have this every day when I wake up and occasionally at other times. I sometimes have a very slight red rash but usually it looks fairly normal. My sister has bad psoriasis but I do not. I use Pantenne 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner and usually a Dove body wash or some other common brand shower gel. I use an ecoegg for laundry but I don’t use any other products on my body. Any tips?

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This can be a tricky one to pin down. Consider the ingredients in your current shampoo, conditioner, body wash and even as far as to what you wash your laundry in.

You seem to be using a good laundry product, which is mainly bicarbonate of soda. Your current hair washing product and shower gel may be harboring the culprit.  People with sensitive skin may react to sodium laureth sulfate or sulphates in general as these are chemical foaming agents which are known skin irritants.  You may find that dry skin is the cause of your irritated and itchy skin, so products that contain moisturising ingredients could be of benefit.

I’m going to recommend three hair and body products that are SLS free. They also contain less chemical irritating ingredients all round.  Try some of these for a couple of weeks and see how your skin responds.

SLS free Shampoo:

Jason Aloe Vera Moisturising Shampoo

Green People Daily Aloe Shampoo

Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Shampoo

SLS free Conditioner:

Jason Aloe Vera Moisturising Conditioner

Green People Daily Aloe Conditioner

Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Conditioner

SLS free body products:

Jason Aloe Vera Body Wash

Green People Daily Aloe Vera Body Wash

Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Body Wash


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Described as the "ingredient-scrutiniser", Del Brown has a passion for natural and organic, chemical free skincare. Researching ingredients, talking with the manufacturers and writing honest, objective reviews.

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