A lineup of Ivory Snow baby laundry detergents

Meet the Ingredients in Ivory Snow Detergents

On the little label on each bottle of Ivory Snow detergent, you’ll find the ingredients coded behind some complicated-looking names. To help you understand what goes into each bottle of Ivory Snow, we’ve written a handy guide to explain the most common ingredients in our Ivory Snow detergents in everyday language. So, have you met our detergents? Ivory Snow is here to help you care for your little one with our range of products:

Now, get to know a little more about the ingredients in our Ivory Snow detergents that clean and care for your baby’s clothes. You can also skip ahead to find out exactly what these ingredients in baby detergent do.

What are the Ingredients in Ivory Snow

Ivory Snow Stage 1: Newborn Liquid Detergent

While your bundle of joy is still small and delicate, use Ivory Snow Stage 1: Newborn Liquid Detergent. It’s specifically made with newborn babies is mind with its hypoallergenic formula designed to be tough on stains, while being gentle on your little one’s skin. See what goes into our Ivory Snow Stage 1 ingredients in this table.

Ivory Snow Fragrance Free Liquid Detergent

While your bundle of joy is still small and delicate, use Ivory Snow Fragrance Free Liquid Detergent. It’s specifically formulated with the family in mind, implementing a hypoallergenic formula that's tough on stains and gentle on skin. See what goes into our Ivory Snow Fragrance Free Detergent ingredients by clicking here.

Ivory Snow Blissfuls In-Wash Scent Booster

Discover what ingredients go into the Ivory Snow Scent Booster here.

What do these Ingredients in Baby Detergent Mean?

If you feel like you need a degree in chemistry to understand what all these ingredients are, then don’t worry! We’re here to help decode them with our quick guide that explains what all the important laundry ingredient terms mean. Your detergent is made up of several components: surfactants, enzymes, bleach, builders, and polymers. These work together as a team to leave your baby’s clothes clean and stain-free.


These are the core stain-removal ingredients in the detergent. Surfactants remove grease stains and food residues from fabric, which is especially useful when your little one spills baby food all down that bib!


Enzymes are naturally-occurring proteins that help break stains down into smaller, easier to remove pieces. Washing detergents often include several different enzymes, each working to break down different stain types, from grass stains picked up by your active toddler to messy food stains.


Bleach brightens your whites and helps remove pigmented, colored stains.


Builders work with hard-water molecules to enable the surfactants to remove stains. If you have hard water, you’ll need a detergent with builders in the ingredients list.


Liquid laundry detergents, like Ivory Snow Stage 1: Newborn and Ivory Snow Stage 2: Fragrance Free, have a few different polymers. Each of these polymers has a different task, like stopping the stains from redepositing onto other garments, for example.

Laundry detergents also come with other ingredients, such as brighteners to make the colors on your garments pop and perfumes for that fresh, laundry smell. Buffers are used to balance acidity in the water, and suds suppressors prevent excess suds from spoiling your wash.

Removing baby formula stains or grass stains is a daily challenge for parents like you. Luckily, Ivory Snow not only helps you do the laundry, but we're also here for your little one to help ensure soft, huggable fabrics that are gentle on sensitive skin. Make your life even easier with our stain-removal tips for all kinds of baby stains, and know that when your curious baby makes a mess, Ivory Snow is here for the cleanup.