Soaps are one of the must-haves in our grooming routine, so it’s crucial that we purchase the right one according to our skin type.
If you happen to have sensitive skin, where you’re prone to itching and irritation when using cosmetics and toiletries, why not invest in artisanal soaps?
Not only are they made from safe raw materials, most handmade soaps contain zero artificial colouring, scent, chemical, alcohol, paraben, and preservative; and usually come in lovely, personalised packaging for your delight!
We’ve handpicked some of the best artisanal soaps for your skin:
1. Coco Rose by Earthcare Soaps (RM20)
One of the brand’s latest creations, the hydrating Coco Rose Rosehip Coconut Milk is enriched with rosehip oil mixed with some coconut milk, which helps in fighting dry and sensitive skin as it moisturises. True to its name, the soap feels milky and creamy when lathered on the skin which is soothing and relaxing, while the smell is pretty strong without giving you a headache. The anti-aging cold process soap is suitable for those with dry, mature and sensitive skin.
2. Emulsion by The Saponifist (RM20)
The Emulsion Unscented Goat’s Milk Soap is one of the brand’s best-selling products, with ingredients that mainly consist of olive oil and fragrant botanicals; among others. The handmade cold process soap doesn’t leave a harsh, drying or itching feeling on the skin when applied, particularly on the sensitive area; which makes it mild and good enough for those with eczema and children. Because it’s unscented (with a hint of caramel) the soap is also great for pregnant mommies.
3. Soothing Serai by Be Good (RM12)
Don’t be fooled by its simple packaging, for the Soothing Serai Handcrafted Soap contains zero artificial colouring, scent, preservative or parabens. Made from lemongrass, geranium and peppermint, the brand’s best-selling body soap has a soft and smooth consistency when wet with water and lathered on the skin, and a pleasantly mild smell. Its transparent look with a sprinkle of lemongrass in it is nice to look at too. The striking yellow colour could brighten up your plain bathroom instantly!
4. Echinacea by Claire Organics (RM20)
The Echinacea Soap is an anti-aging and repairing soap made from Echinacea powder and Castor oil, among other things. If you have eczema, the soap helps to combat inflammation so it won’t get worse. Upon lathering the skin, there’s less feelings of burning sensation and itching as normally experienced. Pamper the skin further by applying the Super Healing Herbal Balm and Luscious Cocoa Body Balm.
The soap goes hand-in-hand with the Super Healing Herbal Balm (RM18), traditionally used for soothing eczema, insect bites, acne, psoriasis, rashes, burns and cuts; and Luscious Cocoa Body Balm (RM20) also helps to soothe sensitive skin, minimise stretch mark, and hydrates skin.
5. Savon Jour by Bisou BonBon (RM20)
Made from saponified oils of palm, olive and essential oils of English lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), this gentle yellow coloured soap is a highly moisturising soap which can be used on the face and body. The soap is mild-smelling and has a calming effect with gentle texture when lathered on skin, even on the dry area where it’s prone to itching. Due to the soft nature of Savon Jour, the soap is suitable for the sensitive skin.
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