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Bar Soap or Body Wash?

 Bar soaps or body washes? What will work better for your skin, especially if it is dry. Read this blog to know more about the moisturising benefits of natural bar soaps.

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When it comes to cleansing our bodies, we have a range of options to choose from, including body washes and bar soaps. As Indians, we’ve always been drawn towards body soaps but that trend has been changing lately. We love body washes, the way they foam, the way they smell, the packaging and the convenience that comes with it. However, have we questioned how good they are for our body and ultimately for the environment?

When you purchase a body wash not only are you paying for more water weight but are also contributing to the plastic packaging and extra shipping weight that they demand. And how good are they for your skin, especially if you live in colder climates or have dry skin?

So, are bar soaps a better preference? If you ask us, the answer is yes, if they are made with natural oils and ingredients. Let’s understand how bar soaps are better for you than body washes.


  • Bar soaps are more moisturising

If you have dry skin, bar soaps may be a better option for you than body washes. This is because many bar soaps contain moisturising ingredients such as glycerin, which can help hydrate and nourish your skin. Body washes, on the other hand, are often formulated with harsher surfactants that can strip your skin of its natural oils and leave it feeling dry and tight. Watch out for the ingredients and say yes to bar soaps with natural oils, glycerin, extracts and butters.


  • Bar soaps are more eco-friendly than body washes

One of the biggest advantages of using bar soaps over body washes is their eco-friendliness. Body washes usually come in plastic bottles that are not always recyclable. Bar soaps often come in a paper or cardboard packaging which leaves you with very less to throw away (and in the case of conscious brands, even recyclable or compostable).

  • Bar soaps are cost-effective

Bar soaps are generally less expensive than body washes. This is because body washes require more ingredients to produce and are often packaged in fancy bottles, which add to their cost. In contrast, bar soaps are simple to produce and are sold in minimal packaging. This makes them a more cost-effective option, especially if you're on a tight budget. Looks like a win-win for you and the earth!

  • Bar soaps are more moisturising

Dry skin people, bar soaps are the next best thing for you. Body washes often come loaded with surfactants that can be harsh on your skin and make it drier. Bar soaps, on the other hand, come with oils and butters that naturally moisturise your skin making it feel soft and hydrated after every use. 

  • Bar soaps have a longer shelf life

Bar soaps have a longer shelf life than body washes, which means they can last for months without going bad. This is because they do not contain as much water as body washes, which can make them more susceptible to bacteria growth. With bar soaps, you don't have to worry about them expiring before you can use them up, making them a more practical choice.

At Kuva, we are conscious about every ingredient that goes in our bar soaps. Our soaps are handmade with love using only local herbs, oils, flowers, pure essential oils to give it a natural scent, colour and gentle exfoliation. Our formulations are moisturising and have been tried and tested for years and work well for all skin types! All natural, that makes your skin all happy :) 

So the next time you're stocking up for your shower, consider choosing a bar soap over a body wash and feel the difference yourself!

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