What Soap Is Best For Your Face?

When it comes to keeping your skin healthy and looking its best, choosing the right natural handmade Irish soap is an important decision. With so many different types of soap on the market, it can be hard to know which one is best for your skin. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different types of soap and what makes each one unique so you can make an informed decision about which one is best for your skin.

Types of Soap

There are several different types of soap available on the market today. Each type has its own unique properties that make it better suited for certain skin types or conditions. Here’s a quick overview of the most popular types of soap:

Bar Soap: Bar soap is a classic choice that has been around for centuries. It typically comes in a solid form and is made from natural ingredients such as coconut oil, olive oil, and other plant-based oils. Bar soaps are often fragranced with essential oils or other natural scents and can be used on both face and body.  Try some of our palm-free natural soaps.  They contain high amounts of both olive oil and coconut oil along with sweet almond oil and shea butter.  What's not to like about that?

Liquid Soap: Liquid soaps are a more modern take on traditional bar soaps. They come in liquid form and are usually made from synthetic ingredients such as sulfates and surfactants. Liquid soaps are often gentler on the skin than bar soaps, making them a good choice for those with sensitive skin or allergies.

Glycerin Soap: Glycerin soap is a type of bar soap that contains glycerin, which helps to keep moisture in the skin while cleansing it at the same time. Glycerin soaps are usually very gentle on the skin and can be used on both face and body without causing irritation or dryness. By the way, all handmade natural soaps naturally have glycerin.  It is a by-product of the whole process of soap making

Castile Soap: Castile soap is a type of liquid soap made from plant-based oils such as olive oil, coconut oil, hemp seed oil, etc. It’s known for being very gentle on the skin while still providing effective cleansing power. Castile soaps are also free from harsh chemicals like sulfates and parabens, making them ideal for those with sensitive skin or allergies.  We don't call our natural handmade soap Castile Soap but our soap is also free from any harsh chemicals and is completely safe and harmless

Choosing The Right Soap For Your Skin Type

Now that you know about the different types of soap available, let’s look at how to choose the right one for your particular skin type or condition:

- For dry or sensitive skin: If you have dry or sensitive skin, look for a gentle bar or liquid soap that contains moisturizing ingredients such as glycerin or natural oils like coconut oil or olive oil. Avoid harsh cleansers like those containing sulfates as they can strip away natural oils from your skin leaving it feeling dry and irritated.

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- For oily/acne-prone skin: If you have oily/acne-prone skin, look for a soap  that contains lemon or lemongrass to help cut through the oiliness and to help reduce breakouts while still keeping your pores clean without over-drying your face. Using bar soaps will be gentle on your face as they tend to have lots of good oils in there which give back to your skin while cleansing it

- For normal/combination skin: If you have normal/combination skin (not too dry nor too oily), look for a mild cleanser that won’t strip away natural oils but will still provide effective cleansing power without over-drying your face. A good option would be castile soap or as mentioned before, our soap which provides gentle yet effective cleansing power without harsh chemicals like sulfates or parabens which can irritate sensitive skins types over time.


Choosing the right soap for your particular needs can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your skin healthy and looking its best! By understanding what makes each type of soap unique, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about which one is best suited for your particular needs – whether it’s bar soap, liquid soap, glycerin soap, castile soap – there’s something out there that will work perfectly with your individual needs!

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