With the introduction of face washes and face cleansers , bar soaps have gotten a bad rapport in the market. People claim using bar soaps to be drying. I agree with them in saying this that bar soaps steal moisture away from your skin but not all bars are made the same way. Conventional soaps available in the market only contain chemicals which are more harmful for our skin cells than being useful to them. But now we are seeing completely new generation of soaps in the market which most of the general public is not aware about i.e. organic handmade soaps which might just make you throw away your liquid washes or cleansers. Not all liquid cleansers are bad but most of the liquid face washes require to be preserved by chemicals which are bad for your skin.
Some claim – using bar soaps can be unhygienic . Yes I agree but you must keep your soaps properly to prevent them from being covered in water.
To keep my soaps safe I use a sponge , make some holes in the middle , keep it on a dish with holes and then keep my soaps on it. This way , the extra water left after using is soaked away , hence keeping the soap safe from bacteria.
Another safe way to use soap is to make your hands wet first , rub the soap on your hands and then using the lather in your hands to cleanse your face.
Using organic handmade soaps is beneficial for our skin as they contain moisturizing butters , healing essential oils and skin nourishing ingredients like honey , milk , etc . Most of the organic soaps are made to benefit your face and body with such kind of ingredients which makes investing in soaps worth the price.
Want to give soap bars a try? Check out these soaps by Saponified .
Saponified is a German soap brand which specializes in making organic , handmade & luxurious soaps which come in two types i.e scented and unscented . Scented soaps contain essential oils whereas unscented ones do not.
I tried out their Jet Black Soap (scented with peppermint) and Rose Soap (unscented).
Soaps by Saponified come in a beautiful yet eco friendly packaging which I absolutely adore.
Saponified Jet Black Soap
This soap is their best seller and I was totally impressed by its name “Jet Black”. This soap contains Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Organic Almond Oil, Wild Harvested Kokum Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Lye, Organic Wheat Germ Oil, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil, Activated Charcoal and Vitamin E . The major reason I wanted to try out it is “Activated Charcoal” which has oil and toxins absorbing properties. Charcoal takes away all the impurities from the skin which helps prevent acne. Jet Black Soaps removes oil from the skin but does not make it dry because of the butters & oils it contains.
Even though it is scented with peppermint essential oil , the smell is not too strong to disturb your senses. With its mild lather , it cleanses the face gently and makes it soft. This soap will work for people having blemishes , acne and scars.
Saponified Rose Soap
I have a special attraction to everything made with roses. So obviously I had to try out this soap.This unscented rose soap contains Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Organic Almond Oil, Wild Harvested Kokum Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Lye, Organic Wheat Germ Oil, Vitamin E, Rose Ocher . It smells and feels luxurious , I must say!
Due to its extra nourishing formula which includes butters and oils , I use it on my face to cleanse it without drying it out. This soap contains cocoa butter sourced from Peru which is rich in Vitamin E and known for its skin protecting properties. It will also be suitable for all skin types.
As this soap is unscented , it has no smell/fragrance at all , so people with sensitive nose will love this one.
If you want to try out their soaps , I have a coupon code for you. Use code glitternaturally15 to get 15% off on their website Saponified.co .This code is only valid till Jan 2017.
A good news – They offer free worldwide shipping as well.
Do you use soaps on your face as well? Which is your favorite soap?