What is SLS?

Commonly known as SLS, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is a chemical used in all sorts of cosmetics and cleaning products.

It works by turning liquids into a foam and you'll usually find it in things like toothpaste, body wash, soaps and detergents. It's also an ingredient in industrial strength cleaners, bath salts and even make-up.

SLS is not used in baby products. Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), a softer cleanser for baby soaps and shampoos, is used instead. SLES can often be confused with SLS because they are very similar.

Is there any SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) in Dalin products?

In Dalin products, SLS is not used as it is a raw material with the risk of skin irritation. Many people who live with sensitive skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis choose to use products that do not contain SLS or other synthetic ingredients as they believe that they are kinder to their skin.

SLS is an effective cleaner for adult products. Since babies' skin is thinner than adults, they are more sensitive to soaps and detergents. You can protect your baby by not using adult soap, detergents and products that contain SLS.

What does dermatologically tested mean?

The term "dermatologically tested" means that an independent dermatologist has looked into how the skin reacts to the product and its ingredients. All Dalin products are dermatologically tested.

Color Additives/Cosmetic Dyes

Color additives are dyes, pigments, or other substances that can impart color when added or applied to foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, or the human body. All color additives used by Dalin approved by EU and FDA (The FD&C Act.) They are all 'food grade' and safe to use.

Is Sodium Benzoate safe?

We use Sodium Benzoate as a preservative to prevent food from moulding. It is a safe preservative found in a variety of foods, beverages, condiments and cosmetic products. Also certified for use in organic products to prevent bacteria and fungi from developing in them.

Can my baby become allergic to fragrance?

Fragrances are complex combinations of natural and/or man-made substances that are added to many consumer products to give them a distinctive smell. The most common problems observed with fragrance ingredients, either through the use of a perfume or a fragranced consumer product, are skin allergies and skin irritations. Dalin products are dermatologically tested but as allergic reaction is different in every individual you should immediately to stop using the product if you suspect any allergic reaction.

What does alcohol-free mean?

Alcohol free means that a cosmetic product does not contain ethanol/ ethyl alcohol. Ingredients such as Cetearyl Alcohol or Benzyl Alcohol often confusing for the consumers. Although the term "alcohol" is used in their names, they do not contain any ethanol.

What is Methylisothiazolinone (MI)?

Methylisothiazolinone is an effective preservative, used in consumer products such as toiletries, cosmetics, baby wipes and household cleaning products to prevent the growth of bacteria and moulds in the products, and thereby extend their shelf life and usage.

Concern over a class of preservatives called parabens, the use of which some have suggested could increase the risk of breast cancer, although this has not been scientifically proven. In seeking to avoid using parabens, alternative preservatives have been sought out by many manufacturers - among them MI.

What is Phenoxyethanol?

Phenoxyethanol is a widely used synthetic preservative that has global approval for use in all cosmetic products in concentrations up to 1%. It's often used in even lower amounts, such as when combined with other ingredients like ethylhexylglycerin. In this case, lower amounts of phenoxyethanol can be just as effective as the maximum approved amount.

Phenoxyethanol is incredibly versatile: It works in a large range of formulas and pH ranges, has broad spectrum activity against many pathogens you do not want multiplying in your skin care products, is stable, and is compatible with many other preservatives used in cosmetics.

Are your products tested on animals?

Dalin does not test on animals. Since 1983, we have used alternative non-animal methods to test the safety of our products.

Does your products contain gluten?

All our products are gluten-free.

Do you use pork ingredients in your products?

We can confirm that our products do not contain any pork; pork fat, pork gelatin or any sort of pork derived ingredients.