1.0 Introduction

This excellent foaming agent based cleanser made excellent choice for all skin types to cleanse the face from dead cells and pollutants with no irritation as well as hydrates and soothes the skin in a very effective way. It not only removes excess oil, makeup and dead cells without leaving the skin overly dry but also nourishes the skin perfectly.
What are Syndets and their importance in formulation?

The name Syndet is derived by combining two words “Synthetic” & “Detergents”. Syndets, SLS & SLES are called surfactants and acts as detergents, which are responsible for the foaming action of a cleanser. The long adhered notion about cleanser is that ‘good foam means good cleanser’. However, it is undoubtedly false; if the foaming agents used in a cleanser are SLS & SLES, the conventional foaming agents which are in use over decades.

The structure of a Syndet or any surfactant contains two parts; one is hydrophobic tail or oil dissolving tail and second one is charged or uncharged head with hydrophilic nature. As the foam produces while cleansing the face, these surfactants produce “micelles”; microscopic round structures with hydrophobic tail inside and hydrophilic head outside. The hydrophobic tail pulls out the excess oil or dirt from skin surface & the head part interacts with the water molecules. These minute micelles suspended in the foam and while washing the face, they easily get rinse off with excess oil or dirt and leave the face clean & smooth.       


Balancing gel cleanser formulation is also free from following harmful contents.
⦁ Parabens
⦁ Soaps
⦁ Phthalates
⦁ Dyes
⦁ Petroleum derivatives
⦁ sulfates

         2.0 Key Actives

Sl.No                              INCI                                                      %
1                                Aloe vera                                                   2.0
2                              Niacinamide                                               1.0
3                              Glucono delta lactone                               0.5
4                              Vitamn E acetate                                       0.1
5                            Ethyl ascorbic acid                                      0.1
6                                  Lactic acid                                               0.1

Other chemical ingredients:

Sl.No                                                     INCI                                                                                                         % composition
1                                                              Aqua                                                                                                            Solvent
2                                                  Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate                                                                     Surfactant
3                                                          Decyl glucoside                                                                                          Surfactant
4                                                          Coco betaine                                                                                               Surfactant
5                                                      Lauryl Glucoside                                                                                             Surfactant
6                                                            Glycerine                                                                                                    Humectant
7                                                        1,3 Propanediol                                                                                             Humectant
8                                             Phenoxy ethanol and Ethyl hexyl glycerin P                                       reservative & Humectant
9                                                          Fragrance                                                                                                      Fragrance
10                                                      Disodium EDTA                                                                                             Chelating agent
11                                                     Polyquaternium 22                                                                                         Texturising agent
12                                                  Sodium Hydroxide                                                                                            Neutralising agent
13                                                             Carbomer                                                                                                  Thickening   agent

How It Helps Your Skin

Aloe vera:

Aloe leaf extract has many potential benefits on skin. It acts as a natural moisturiser and enhances skin texture. It has anti-inflammatory properties which help in relieving sensitive irritated skin. It has excellent anti-aging properties.

Mucopolysaccharides found in Aloe, help in binding moisture into the skin. Aloe stimulates fibroblasts which produce collagen and elastin fiber making the skin more elastic and less wrinkled. It also has adhesive effects on the surface flaking epidermal cells by sticking them

Together, thus softens the skin. The amino acids also soften hardened skin cells and zinc acts as an astringent to tighten pores. Its moisturizing effects were studied in the treatment of dry skin associated with occupational exposure where Aloe improved skin integrity, decreased the appearance of fine wrinkle and decreases erythema.


Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, is a natural water soluble vitamin.
It regulates the sebum production by controlling the overactive sebaceous glands. Niacinamide reduces the synthesis of Triglycerides and Fatty acids by the sebaceous glands and thereby regulates sebum production. The inflammation produced by the clogged pores or inflamed lesions on skin is also relieved by Niacinamide. Topical Niacinamide increases the production of collagen and strengths the skin firmness. It also encourages the production of ceramide synthesis. It also shows skin lightening activity in addition to the above properties.

Gluconodelta lactone:

It finds use in the cosmetic industry as a moisturizer, pH adjuster, and sequestrant or chelating agent. It is generally considered suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and is non-irritating and antioxidant. The multiple hydroxyl groups on the GdL molecule attract water, resulting in a moisturizing effect when added to skin care formulations. Given their ability to condition and hydrate skin, GdL-containing formulations may even smooth skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin E Acetate:

Vitamin E is the most important lipid-soluble antioxidant in the body. It is abundant in the sebum and acts to absorb the oxidative stress of sunlight and skin exposure. It has been demonstrated that vitamin E provides protection against UV-induced inflammation and hyperpigmentation. Vitamin E has also been studied in combination therapies with other vitamins as well as in other classes of skin-lightening compounds.

Its substantiated benefits reducing the formation of free radicals from exposure to UV rays, promoting the healing process, strengthening the skin’s barrier function, protecting the skin barrier’s lipid balance, and reducing trans epidermal water loss. Attributed with antioxidant, anti-aging, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, Vitamin E is a valued skincare active

Ethyl Ascorbic Acid:

It is a stable Vitamin C derivative with excellent skin brightening activity. Its chemical structure is unique in that the ethyl group forms ether with the 3-hydroxy group of ascorbic

Acid, which results in much higher stability. It is faster-acting and also shows a longer-term inhibitory effect.

⦁ Inhibit the activity of Tyrosinase, prevent the synthesis of melanin
⦁ Accelerate the synthesis of collagen, improve the luster of skin
⦁ Strong antioxidation, eliminate the Free radical in body
⦁ Resist the inflammation of skin, inhibit the bacteria

Lactic acid:

It is mainly obtained from the derivatives of milk, fruits and vegetables. It exfoliates dead cells efficiently and makes the skin brighter and fresher. It is very gentle and less irritating than glycolic acid and act as an excellent exfoliator. It has the ability to moisturizing as well as increasing of natural barrier lipids of the skin.


Lauryl glucoside:

This is sugar and lipid based surfactant acts as cleansing and foaming agent. It is considered as safe surfactant at any given concentration.

Decyl glucoside:

It is a plant derived biodegradable mild non-ionic surfactant which is very good to use in baby shampoos and sensitive skin issues.

Sodium methyl cocoyl taurate:

It is a sodium salt of coconut fatty acid of N-methyl Taurine and mild surfactant.

Coco Betaine:

It is a mild co-surfactant or surfactant compatible with all types of ionic, non-ionic and cationic surfactants. It has excellent foaming, cleansing, viscosity modifying, conditioning and anti-static properties.

How It helps to all Skin types:

Balancing Gel Cleanser is formulated in foam base to facilitate ease of application on all types of skin issues. It helps in cleaning the dirt and impurities from the deeper pores. The active combination of ingredients exclusively designed to encounter all types of skin issues. It promotes the epidermal cell proliferation by encouraging exfoliation and thereby regulates oil production.

This formulation contains various natural extracts and provides necessary hydration to skin and moistens the skin.

Apply cleansing gel on wet face and cleanse the skin gently for 30-40 sec and rinse with water thoroughly. Use twice a day or as recommended.



Literature Reference

⦁ Tang, S. C., & Yang, J. H. (2018). Dual Effects of Alpha-Hydroxy Acids on the Skin. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 23(4), 863. doi:10.3390/molecules23040863.
⦁ Habeeb F, Shakir E, Bradbury F, et al. Screening methods used to determine the anti- microbial properties of Aloe vera inner gel. Methods. 2007;42(4):315-20.
⦁ Vazquez B, Avila G, Segura D, Escalante B. Antiinflammatory activity of extracts from Aloe vera gel. J Ethnopharmacol. 1996;55(1):69-75.