When you want only the best for your skin, it is crucial to know what products to use and which ones to stay away from. And if you have sensitive skin? Being cautious is the rule of the game. Common ingredients used in skincare products may come across as harmless but can actually wreak havoc on your skin. One such ingredient is soap. Yes, the same soap that’s omnipresent in every household can cause dryness, irritation and increased sensitivity on your face. Hence, we have listed down four benefits of opting for a soap-free face wash ASAP!
- 01. Protects from skin damage
- 02. Prevents moisture loss
- 03. Won’t dry out the skin
- 04. Packed with skin-loving ingredients
01. Protects from skin damage
Soaps are alkaline, which means they increase skin sensitivity and problems like redness, inflammation and flakiness. A strong alkaline formula also hinders the skin’s ability to block MPPs (matrix metalloproteinases), damaging collagen in the skin and causing premature ageing. So, replacing a soap-based cleanser with a 100% soap-free face wash like Simple Kind to Skin Refreshing Facial Wash ensures there’s no alkaline residue on your sensitive skin after cleaning dirt and impurities.
02. Prevents moisture loss
Soaps, commonly used in cleansers and other skin and hair products, are a chemical compound of sodium salts derived from fatty acids. Naturally attracted to water and oil, soaps are thorough cleansers. Then, what’s the problem? Being too good at their job, soaps strip away natural oils and moisture from the skin. This can cause the skin to become tight and rough.
You can avoid this by using a 100% soap-free formula like Simple Kind to Skin Moisturising Facial Wash. It’s free from soap, artificial fragrance, harsh chemicals and animal-derived ingredients, aka all sketchy ingredients. The skin-loving ingredients like pro-vitamin B5 (softens), bisabolol (moisturises) and vitamin E (nourishes) in it make it the perfect face wash for sensitive skin.
03. Won’t dry out the skin
By default, a soap-free face wash is formulated with nourishing ingredients and emulsifying agents that make it possible for oil and water to mix together and remove surface-level oiliness effectively. While soap can easily rob hydration from the skin, a soap-free cleanser will get rid of impurities and make your skin soft and supple, without signs of dryness and causing loss of hydration.
04. Packed with skin-loving ingredients
The best part about a soap-free face wash is that ‘soap’ is replaced with better ingredients that are kind to the skin and nourish it in the long run. The Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash contains vitamin E, pro-vitamin B and triple purified water that soothe and hydrate your skin. To figure out if a face wash is free of soaps or not, check the ingredient list and look for names that begin with either sodium or potassium and end with the suffix ‘ate’, such as Sodium Gluconate.
Written by Pratishtha Rana on Sep 13, 2021
Pratishtha is a writer driven by curiosity. With over two years of experience in journalism, her toes are dipped in the exciting world of beauty, fashion, food, travel and luxury. Trust her words to help you navigate the do’s and don’ts of all that’s trending online (and offline). A lover of minimal aesthetics, she’s also big on experimenting with colours and prints, and often finds herself power-dressing even for a quick grocery run. When not at work, she’s reading a book, learning Korean, binging on K-Dramas and kimchi ramyeon or just karaoke-ing her hours away.