What to Look for in a Soap

What to Look for in a Soap

With so many varieties of soap available, it’s certainly not easy to find the right one for you. And because you use soap on the largest organ of your body, we think choosing the right soap deserves some special attention!

Here’s what to look for:

Commercial or natural?
Unfortunately, many mass-produced soaps are packed full of synthetic ingredients which can do more harm than good. Opting for soap which is cold-pressed and hand-made using natural ingredients can offer a lot more benefits for your skin while keeping you clean. Natural ingredients are usually gentler on the skin and more moisturizing too. Many botanicals used in natural soaps even come with natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

What’s in a scent?
Soaps made using essential oils come with benefits that aren’t just for the skin. They smell incredible and can help boost your mood, give clarity to the mind or calm you at the end of a long day.

To bead or not to bead?
As long as your soap contains natural jojoba beads, rather than microbeads, then go for it! Jojoba beads are superior because their smooth waxy nature means they don’t cause micro-tears on your skin and they are biodegradable. Microbeads are synthetic and are not biodegradable, so get washed down the drain to cause particle water pollution. In fact, these are now being phased out of many products because of bans across some regions.

For your skin type
If you have dry skin, ingredients like shea butter, avocado oil, and coconut oil will help provide the moisturization you need. If you have oily skin, sea salt and tea tree oil can help clear excess oils gently for the prevention of acne. Those with particularly sensitive skin should look for ingredients like aloe vera and jojoba oil for their soothing and healing properties.

Why not choose a soap that complements your Mask Bathroom Spray? Try one with coconut oil to team with Mask’s Coconut/Lime formula! 

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