matching soaps to skin types

matching soaps to skin types

Are all soaps really suitable for all skin types? Turns out, skin types should be your main consideration when purchasing soaps! Specific ingredients in certain soaps may be compatible with most skin types, but could also be harmful to sensitive skin. Finding soaps depending on your skin type ensures that your skin receives as many benefits as it can from the soap, and prevents otherwise harmful effects.

What are the different skin types?

Well, we’re glad you asked! There are many different skin types, but most bubble down to either dry, sensitive, oily or combination skin.

Dry skin: This skin type is often dry and sometimes flaky, and ingredients similar to aloe vera, shea butter, and oils are best for this skin type! These ingredients ensure the skin is kept moisturised and hydrated to prevent it from drying out.

Sensitive skin: Sensitive skin tends to be easily inflamed or highly reactive to various ingredients. Finding all-natural, organic, and botanical-based ingredients is best for this skin type to prevent unwanted reactions. For example, soap bars that contain jojoba oil are especially good, such as our Dark Clouds Marble and Forest Walk Brown.

Oily skin: if you have oily skin, preventing oil-based soaps is a must! Using soaps that are antibacterial or contain ingredients such as lavender, chamomile and thyme helps to balance your skin and prevent it from becoming too oily.

Combination skin: Keep a look out for glycerine-based soaps! These help to nourish and even the complexion of the skin, balancing the dry and oily places.

Now that you know what to look out for,

Don’t forget that caring for your skin is just as important as using the right products! Keep your skin healthy by using products that offer your skin's benefits.


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