Essential Elite, we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hopefully, you’re preparing for the rest of the holiday season and won’t sweat the small stuff.
Speaking of sweating, do you know the difference between a soap bar, a deodorant bar, and a beauty bar? There are so many products available, it’s hard to determine which would be best for you and your family’s needs. Simply put, a soap bar cleanses your body; no muss, no fuss. In most cases, soap bars have a little extra oil in them to help moisturize your skin, as well. However, regular soap bars can dry your skin. The process of saponification, where the lye in the soap mixes with the oils and butters, determines the result of the soap. For instance, a basic soap can be made with Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, and lye. It might dry your skin a little, but you will definitely be clean! Most soaps use more oils and butters so that your skin won’t be so dry. D’Scent Essentials uses a myriad of oils and butters to ensure our Essential Elite stay moisturized, and the skin stays smooth, clean, and healthy!
Beauty bars have more oils in them, which makes them excellent for moisturizing skin. Many beauty bars do clean the skin, but their focus is on moisturizing and keeping the skin supple. As far as saponification is concerned with beauty bars, once the lye is mixed with the oils and butters, there is a lot more oil left after the lye has been mixed, which makes the bar moisturizing, but it won’t cleanse the skin as thoroughly as a regular soap bar will.
Deodorant bars have anti-bacterial ingredients that reduce the chance of you smelling when you sweat. Anti-perspirant bars are similar, by reducing the wetness of your skin as you exert yourself. Deodorant bars can clean your skin, but reducing the smell and moisture on your skin is their goal.
Your preference will be determined by your needs. Do you want to cleanse your body, and keep your skin soft and moisturized? Then buy a DSE soap; it’s like a soap and beauty bar wrapped in one! If you just want to moisturize your skin, use a beauty bar. If you want to keep any body odor down, then a deodorant bar is the way to go. Again, you have to decide what’s best for you and your skin.