No ingredient is in this product without a reason. No fragrance, no soap, no petroleum, no color, no scents, and no irritants. This product is meant to gently remove oils and dead skin from the surface of the skin without affecting the natural pH or drying the skin out.
Skin that is irritated can be cleansed safely and gently without increasing irritation. Redness is minimized. Skin is not over-dried but feels soft and moisturized after showering.