What is a Beauty/Cleansing Bar (So called Soap)

The next time you walk down the soap aisle at your favorite store enjoying the fresh, clean scents and the bright colorful packaging, pay attention. Look at the labels. The vast majority of the products on the shelf don't say 'soap' on their labels. They might be called beauty bars, moisturizing bars, or body bars, but not soap. That's because these bars aren't actually soap and can't legally claim to be; they're detergents. The manufacturers have removed most of the 'good' stuff that occurs in the soap making process, and replaced it with synthetic lathering agents and harsh chemicals.  I took a look in the soap isle of my local supermaket and was surprised to see that there was not one bar labeled "SOAP".  I had to go to the high end supermarkets to find soaps.
 
Glycerine is highly profitable and is generally removed from the soap making process to be used by other manfacturers for lotions, moisturizers and higher quality soaps. Not all chemicals in these beauty bars are bad for you, but I only recognize 2 ingredients on the list below, Sodium Chloride(salt) and water.  Fragrances can be are generally excepted as not everone likes natrual smelling products. 
 
Below are some of the chemicals is Beauty Bars;
 
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Stearic Acid
Coconut Acid
Sodium Tallowate
Water
Sodium Isethionate
Sodium Stearate
Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Sodium Cocoate and/or Sodium Palm Kernelate
Fragrance
Sodium Chloride
Tetrasodium EDTA
Trisodium Etidronate
BHT
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Sodium Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate

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