If sharing your beau’s soap and expecting fabulous results on your skin isn’t working out for you, we know why. It’s the ingredient that matters. Your skin has its own unique demands and they evolve as you age. Let’s put it this way. Maybe your thirsty skin would love to be wrapped up in bubbles of hydration while your boo’s skin needs a deep-cleansing bar to de-gunk pores. See the difference?
That’s why it’s essential to invest in a soap that’s built to satiate the needs of your skin.
Here’s a lowdown of some of the popular ingredients in soaps and what makes them oh-so-special.
Key Soap Ingredients and Benefits
• Avocado Oil
Avocado Oil is loaded with Vitamins A, B, D and E and a high percentage of fatty acids that gives the soap a moisturizing punch.
• Calendula Oil
Calendula Oil extracted from Marigold flowers is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties that repair damaged skin and sooth eczema.
• Castor Oil
Castor Oil which is rich in fatty acids acts as a humectant and absorbs moisture from air onto skin. It’s also great for reducing breakouts.
• Shea Butter
Shea Butter promotes collagen production to repair skin cells faster and heal cracked skin. Besides, high concentration of fatty acids makes it perfect for deep conditioning.
• Olive Oil
A natural source of antioxidants and Vitamins A and E, Olive Oil prevents pre-mature ageing and acts as an effective moisturizing agent.
• Jojoba Oil
Jojoba Oil is jam-packed with Vitamin E and Vitamin B-complex that penetrate deeply to repair skin damage and provide maximum nourishment.
Turmeric is equipped with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits that soothe troubled skin and reduce blemishes.
• Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil is loaded with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits that calm swelling, redness and heal acne scars for evenly toned skin.
We’ve rounded up the best bathing soaps to give you a thorough cleansing experience.
The Soulflower Deodorizing Charcoal Soap Activated Charcoal with its intense absorbency power, penetrates skin to pull out impurities and toxins. The antibacterial properties act effectively against the bacteria ensuring a detoxifying cleanse. After all, the Charcoal texture makes it a great exfoliator. Even better? It smells so good you can skip the deodorant spray.
Papaya contains Papain enzyme which removes the pore-clogging dead skin cells to make skin visibly clearer. Beneath skin’s epidermal layer, Papaya extracts boost cell repair process and improve skin’s elasticity. The Vaadi Herbals Fresh Papaya SoapWith Papaya as its star ingredient, fights sun tan, repairs skin damage and fades away dark spots.
Goat Milk, loaded with Alpha Hydroxy Acids promotes skin exfoliation while the minerals and vitamins encourage skin healing and rejuvenation. The Synaa Goat Milk Soap is enriched with hydrating goodness for fairer and smoother skin, courtesy Goat Milk. We’re saying lather up to blemish free complexion. Glowing skin? You goat this!
Still find yourself dreaming of clear skin? Neem on. The Fabindia Neem Tulsi Bathing Bar with the perfect skin-care team lead by Neem cleanses skin from within to purify and nourish it. Its antibacterial properties unclogs pores to draw out impurities and clear complexion. Plus, it’s deeply moisturizing thanks to its Glycerin base.
Aloe Vera, the best known skin-care staple with its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties controls acne, reduces blemishes and prevents pre-mature ageing. The Soulflower Cool Aloe Vera Soap calms down agitated skin and gives it a hydrating boost—replenishing it with lost moisture and radiance. P.S. If you see your skin glow, that’s just its way of telling you “Aloe you vera much!”
Beyond aromatherapy, Sandalwood is known for its exfoliating, anti-acne and anti-ageing properties. The Mysore Sandal Gold Soap wraps you in its warm woody fragrance while deeply conditioning your skin to fight wrinkles and blemishes.
Infused with Vegetable oils and Natural Mysore Sandalwood Oil, this soothing soap leaves your skin smooth and we’re saying that in good wood faith.
Rose is known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that soothe acne-prone skin. The Himalaya Moisture Rich Rose Soap For Moms, enriched with herbal actives and natural emollients is specially formulated for mothers to maintain hygiene and relax the body. This cleansing soap envelopes you in a sweet uplifting aroma while intensely nourishing and promoting radiant skin. We’ll accept this rose, will you?
Milk and Honey penetrate skin to gently exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize skin to leave it deeply nourished. The Khadi Natural Ayurvedic Coconut Milk & Honey Soap fortified with anti-ageing properties reduces stretch marks, while keeping infections at bay. This refreshingly hydrating bar lathers well and leaves you with a lingering scent that lasts through the day. We’re talking fresh as honeydew.
Sunflower Oil which is loaded with Vitamin E is effective in combating acne and soothing agitated skin. Its emollient properties replenish skin with its lost moisture to hydrate and soften it effectively. The Lux Botanicals Sunflower & Jojoba Oil Soap Bar with its Glycerin base indulges your skin in a hydrating treat that delivers a sparkling glow.
Lavender with its anti-inflammatory properties is great for soothing irritated skin and revitalizing dull skin. It’s a perfect skin-care remedy. How? Its anti-fungal properties combat skin troubles while making skin frim. If you’re dealing with acne, the Soulflower Skin Lavender Soap loaded with crushed Lavender buds and Lavender Essential Oil is the one for you.
FAQs on Best Bathing Soap
1. Is salicylic acid soap good for face?
Salicylic acid is an acne-fighting ingredient that unclogs pores, reduces inflammation and clears up skin. It’s especially great for oily skin prone to breakouts.
Nykaa Recommends: Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Bar PH5.5
2. Recommend some Coconut Oil soaps.
Regular brushing with these toothpastes can help target plaque.
3. What are the best bathing soaps for dry skin?
4. Suggest some soaps for oil control.
5. Is it okay to use charcoal soap every day?
Charcoal soaps are perfectly fine for everyday use as long as you don’t use it twice in a day. If you bathe twice, it is advisable to use a different soap for the second bath. Charcoal is heavy duty ingredient that works at sloughing off dead skin cells and neutralizing toxins. Using charcoal too frequently on your skin could absorb moisture making your skin dry.
6. Suggest Aloe Vera soaps that are great for deep cleanse.