When it comes to sustainability, there’s no denying that the beauty industry has a lot to answer for. After all, it’s traditionally been responsible for a large amount of plastic waste, one of the biggest challenges our planet currently faces. However, things are changing, packaging-free beauty is on the rise, and the humble bar of soap has had a glow up to accommodate.
Soap bars have previously earned themselves a seriously bad rep for their oil-stripping qualities and one-size-fits-all approach to cleaning, paving the way for bottled cleansers. But the beauty game has come a long way since then. Cleansing bars can now be specialised for your skin type, face, body or hair. Formulas has improved, they’re environmentally friendly, and they’ll leave you feeling cleaner than ever.
It’s time to give the bar of soap a second chance. Here’s five reasons why.
Yes To Activated Charcoal Bar Soap
Prone to oily skin? Yes To Activated Charcoal Bar Soap works to clear congestion and excess oil to leave your skin calm and balanced. Charcoal also draws out bacteria, dirt, and any other nasties lingering on the skin to prevent blemishes and keep your complexion clean. Throw away the blotting paper, this eco-friendly soap is the miracle-worker you’ve been looking for.
Ho Karan Supernatural Soap
Soap bars often have a reputation for stripping the skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and flaky. Well, its 2020, things have changed, and Ho Karan Supernatural Soap is case and point. Water contains drying properties, so you need a cleansing bar that instantly hydrates and nourishes, restoring any moisture that gets lost whilst you’re busy winning that hypothetical argument in the shower.
UpCircle Beauty Fennel And Cardamom Chai Soap Bar
UpCircle Beauty Fennel And Cardamom Chai Soap Bar is totally plastic-free and uses 100% recyclable packaging, so you get double sustainability points for this one. Created with repurposed chai spices, green-clay, and shea butter, you can expect clearer, smoother, and deeply hydrated skin after using. It’s suitable for the face and body, so perfect for weekends away or concise beauty regimes.
Como Shambhala Invigorate Soap Bar
Enriched with a balancing blend of lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint oils, and shea butter, Como Shambhala Invigorate Soap Bar couldn’t be further from the traditional one-size-fits-all soap. The therapeutic scent and skin softening formula is a luxurious addition to your everyday routine, leaving you feeling calm, fresh, and smooth from head to toe.
My Haircare Rescue My. Hair Hydrate Shampoo Bar
Shampoo bars can last up to 80 (!) washes, lasting way longer than your bottled shampoo and taking a giant leap towards reducing your plastic waste. We love My Haircare Rescue My. Hair Hydrate Shampoo Bar for refreshing and nourishing our tresses. This bar contains aloe vera, prickly pear, and carob seed extract to hydrate, moisturise, and smooth your locks whilst washing away all traces of dirt, grime, and grease. If you wouldn’t dream of using a plastic straw, you should definitely give shampoo bars a go. Think of the turtles.