I have been asked multiple times which is better for your face, a soap bar or a cleansing cream. The answer varies depending on the quality of the product and on your skin needs.
Most soaps or beauty bars are drying and some even contain harsh chemicals that can irritate your skin causing excessive oil production and break out. Others contain fragrances and alcohols which can dry your skin causing premature wrinkles and lines. Your best option is a gentle soap or Purifying Facial Bar that is based on organic coconut and or olive oils and have added nutrients such as vitamins, essential oils and soothing botanical extracts. Soaps are recommended for people with acne, oily skin and active people who wear makeup, sweat and are exposed to all kinds of pollutants. Using a facial brush is always advised when using a facial bar to maximize the cleansing process.
Cleansing creams can be saturated with perfumes, additives, petroleum and mineral oil that can clog your pores and disturb the natural balance of your skin. Creams can also contain alcohols, synthetic emulsifiers and preservatives that can be absorbed deep in the skin and into your blood stream. Your best option is a Gentle Cleansing Cream that is water and organic oil-based. I prefer a formulation that is rich in moisture, vitamins, nutrients and plant extracts that can assist with cleansing and repair. Cleansing creams are best for mature and damaged skin. Use a wash cloth when removing the cleansing cream for maximum effect.
Whichever is your preference make sure you select a product that is free of harmful chemicals and petroleum-based ingredients. Select an organic product with added nutrients and botanical extracts that can assist in cleansing, repairing and protecting your delicate skin. The integrity of the skin at any age will depend on the quality of the products you wear on a daily basis.