No one can resist a gorgeous smelling soap or brightly coloured bubble bar but are we really getting the natural products that we are lead to believe? Below is a great collaborative guide on how to spot top natural ingredients!
The Global Organic Soap Market 2019 report notes that the market will register a compound annual growth rate of almost 8% by 2023 as organic soaps propel market growth. The growing awareness of the harmful effects of synthetic soaps is a driving force for the growth of the industry. Unlike synthetic soaps, organic ones are a more environment-friendly way to get clean. The natural ingredients in organic soaps also have a ton of benefits. Here are some of the best you need to look out for:
Dermatologist Frances Prenna Jones called coconut oil a great emollient as it works wonders against skin irritations. It’s a great makeup remover as well as it’s a light oil that leaves your face moisturised without feeling greasy. You can use it to wash your face and remove dead skin cells and dirt. Soaps with coconut oil are also often rich in antioxidants, which helps make your skin firmer.
This is another ingredient that is well known for its numerous benefits to the body. It’s a great soothing balm for inflammation caused by sunburn, acne, or psoriasis. It is also good for your hair. Harper’s Bazaar recommends the Christophe Robin Hydrating Shampoo bar as it will “cleanse the scalp and condition hair, [and] locks are left smooth, shiny and full of life”. Aloe vera also has hydrating and nourishing properties that can help you deal with dry skin and blemishes.
The Standard reports that goat milk soap is currently on the rise in the beauty world as it’s easy to make and it’s a gentle way to clean and moisturise. It’s also rich in nourishing vitamins and minerals that can help prevent dry skin and premature ageing. Pretty Me states that milk soaps can help shed dead skin cells, and also help with keeping the skin acne-free. Regular soaps do this using harsh chemicals that often leave the skin dry and damaged. Milk soaps, on the other hand, repair damaged skin tissue and help maintain a healthy skin.
The world has always been obsessed with lavender oil because of its antiseptic and antibacterial benefits. Not only that, but it’s also skin-soothing and stress-reducing. It is also effective against anti fungal-resistant infections as it destroys fungal cell membranes. Researchers also found that wounds close faster with lavender oil-infused soaps and it can also promote hair growth by up to 44% after prolonged use and treatment.
It’s commonly found in Castile soap, which was originally made from blending olive oil and caustic soda. Olive oil soap is also a gentle and effective makeup remover that works especially well for makeup around the eyes. It also contains very powerful antioxidant properties that can help repair any skin damage caused by free radicals.
The beauty industry has long since realised that natural ingredients can work wonders on the body without harmful chemicals. Dr Bronner’s Liquid Soap is a great example, as its popularity proves that consumers are becoming more and more conscious about what they put in and on their bodies.