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Soaps for rashes: The Best Soaps for People With Eczema

The Best Soaps for People With Eczema

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If you manage eczema, also known as dermatitis, you’re not alone. Eczema is a common skin condition affecting more than 30 million Americans, according to the National Eczema Association. But this doesn’t make dealing with the itchy, irritating skin condition any less frustrating, especially because eczema can flare up at any time.

Because those living with eczema often deal with sensitive and sometimes sore skin, finding the right cleanser or soap to add to your skincare routine can be a challenge.

What to Look for and Avoid in a Soap for Eczema

  • Steer Clear of Surfactants The key cleaning ingredient in any soap or cleanser is the surfactant, or surface active agent. Soap is basically one of the original surfactants. Cleansers and washes that contain surfactants contribute to the degradation of the skin barrier, says Adam Friedman, MD, dermatologist and Professor of Dermatology at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C.. “This results in increased oxidative stress and a pro-inflammatory state, leading to redness, dryness, and irritation,” Dr. Friedman says.
  • Stay Away from Harsh Cleansers Friedman advises people to steer clear of harsh cleansers, which can also cause damage to the permeability barrier, proteins, and natural moisturizing factors that help to keep skin feeling soft and supple.
  • Look for pH Balanced Formulas With alkalizing diets popular among some people these days, it might be tempting to bring this fad over into your skincare routine, but Friedman says this isn’t necessary or healthy. “Alkaline soaps can increase the skin’s pH into a range that impairs skin barrier function,” Friedman says. As such, finding a soap with a pH balanced formula is one way to help promote healthy skin in those living with eczema.
  • Suss Out Non-Soap Cleansers A non-soap cleanser will be free of irritating surfactants, but Friedman does note there have been recent advances in technology for non-irritating surfactants that are safe for those with eczema to use. Always read product labels carefully.
  • Find NEA’s Seal of Acceptance™ The National Eczema Association has a Seal of Acceptance™ program evaluates product ingredients and testing data to determine if a product is suitable for use by those with eczema. This helps ensure products are less likely to cause a reaction in those with eczema or other sensitive skin conditions.

Here are some products to try:

Best 2-in-1 Body Wash and Shampoo for Eczema Sufferers

Aquaphor Gentle Wash

Skin Care Tips for Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)

If you have atopic dermatitis (eczema), taking care of your skin is important for maintenance and treatment of the condition. Eczema is an allergic skin reaction resulting in a red, scaly, itchy rash. The rash often appears on the face, elbows, knees, hands or scalp. Triggers include allergens, overheating or sweating, emotional stress, food and contact with wool, pets or soaps.

Skin care starts with cleansing. If you have eczema, avoid drying soaps or harsh detergents. The average pH level (acidity or alkaline) of soap is 9 to 10. The skin’s normal pH level is 4 to 5. Because of this difference, soap increases the skin’s pH to an undesirable level and can worsen eczema symptoms.

It is best to use a non-soap cleanser because they are usually free of sodium lauryl sulfate. This chemical creates soap’s foaming action and can irritate skin. Examples of non-soap cleansers include Dove® Sensitive Skin Unscented Beauty Bar, Aquaphor® Gentle Wash, AVEENO® Advanced Care Wash, Basis® Sensitive Skin Bar, CeraVe™ Hydrating Cleanser, and Cetaphil® Gentle Cleansing Bar.

Other skin care tips:

•    When bathing or showering, avoid using anything that will scrape the skin, such as a washcloth, sponge, or loofah.

•    Do not use bubble bath.

•    Pat skin dry rather than rub.

•    Moisturize immediately after bathing/showering to seal in moisture.

If you have eczema, check with your allergist / immunologist to determine a skin care plan that is right for you.

Find out more about skin allergies.


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Detergent Allergy Treatment | Itch Relief for Soap Allergy

Detergents and soaps are a necessary part of everyday hygiene. However, it’s not unusual to have an allergic reaction to chemicals found in these products. You may develop an allergy to a new product or one you’ve used for years without problems. Reactions from soap allergies and detergent allergies range in severity, from redness and stinging to itchy rashes and hives. There are two types of skin reactions: irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. In irritant contact dermatitis, your skin is actually damaged. It may burn, sting or itch at the site of contact. With allergic contact dermatitis, your immune system triggers an allergic reaction. Symptoms may include redness, swelling, itching and a rash. This usually affects the face, lips, eyes, ears or neck.

Causes of Soap and Detergent Allergies

Symptoms may arise from any ingredient but most common culprits are perfumes, preservatives, abrasives, detergent components and bleaching compounds. When the body senses the presence of a foreign substance it deems harmful, an allergic response is triggered. Sometimes, non-harmful substances can also trigger a reaction.

Symptoms of Soap and Detergent Allergies

A chemical allergic reaction may appear on your skin up to a week after exposure to the irritant, though most reactions manifest within 48 hours of exposure. See your doctor if your reaction is severe. Symptoms are:

  • A rash or bumps on the skin
  • Itching (may be severe)
  • Redness
  • Oozing or blisters
  • Flaking or scaling

Soap and Detergent Rash Treatment

Wash the area of contact with soap and water. Apply TriCalm to soothe the itchy rash. Consult your doctor if you are not able to pinpoint the cause of irritation. He may perform an allergy test.

Look for products with few ingredients. Before applying the product over a large surface area, perform a patch test. Place a small amount of the product inside of your elbow and wait 48-72 hours. If you experience redness, swelling, itching or burning, discontinue the use of the product. Don’t rely on labels such as “hypoallergenic” or “non-irritating.” The use of these terms is not regulated and individual reactions to cosmetics vary.

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Ulrike Ziegner, MD, PhD: Allergist

Dermatitis, which is a general term that describes skin irritation, can be caused by a variety of things, including touching soap. The condition can evolve over time, and the symptoms can range from mild to debilitating. People with dermatitis commonly experience itching, irritation, and cracking. On the severe end of the spectrum, a dermatitis reaction may cause the skin to bleed or even lead to breathing problems.

If you notice that your skin gets irritated by soap, you need to visit allergy and immunology specialist Ulrike Ziegner, MD, at Riviera Allergy Medical Center In Redondo Beach, California. No matter what kind of dermatitis you may have, we can diagnose and treat your condition.

Types of contact dermatitis

If your skin reacts when you touch certain kinds of soap, one of two types of contact dermatitis may be to blame: allergic contact dermatitis, which is rare, and irritant contact dermatitis, which is common.

Irritant contact dermatitis

Irritant contact dermatitis causes a nonallergic skin reaction as a result of exposure to certain chemicals. Soap is a common product that causes dermatitis in sensitive individuals. Cosmetics and fragrances also commonly cause contact dermatitis.

A rash usually appears on areas of the skin that have had direct contact with an offending substance. It can develop within minutes or hours of exposure. Signs and symptoms of contact dermatitis include:

  • Red rash

  • Itchy skin

  • Dry, cracked skin

  • Scaly skin

  • Swelling

  • Burning

  • Tenderness

Allergic contact dermatitis

With allergic contact dermatitis, your immune system overreacts, resulting in inflammation when you touch things it sees as a threat. Often, the symptom is an itchy rash that can appear within minutes, hours, or days of contact. Allergic contact dermatitis can also have more serious health complications, such as swelling of the face and lips as well as trouble breathing.

Allergic skin reactions can be difficult to distinguish from reactions that are not related to the immune system. This makes an expert evaluation and diagnosis imperative. 

Diagnosing contact dermatitis

Dr. Ziegner will conduct a clinical examination to look for clues to any underlying causes of your skin irritation. This will include a careful look at your medical history and a discussion of your symptoms. Depending on what Dr. Ziegner suspects the cause may be, she’ll perform testing.

One test is the patch test. With this test, small amounts of substances known to cause allergic reactions are applied to adhesive patches and placed on your skin. The patches then remain on your skin for roughly 48 hours. Dr. Ziegner then and also 1 day thereafter will check your skin for signs of reactions to determine what you’re allergic to.

Treating contact dermatitis

Caring for sensitive skin starts with avoiding soaps with harsh chemicals. If appropriate, Dr. Ziegner may recommend a medicated skin cream to soothe your irritated skin. Furthermore, you’ll need to avoid certain ingredients in your personal hygiene products. 

Depending on your condition, Dr. Ziegner may recommend oral medications, such as antihistamines and antibiotics, and topical or oral steroids. You’ll likely be able to use products labeled safe for sensitive skin. Dr. Ziegner can recommend safe soaps if you’re unsure.

It can be challenging trying to differentiate contact dermatitis from other types of rashes. That’s why you need a proper evaluation and diagnosis from a trained specialist. When you visit Dr. Ziegner, you can be confident that she’ll get to the root of your symptoms and recommend the right treatment plan for your sensitive skin.

If you’re struggling with unexplained rashes, we can help. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Riviera Allergy Medical Center today.  

How to Tell If You’re Allergic to Your Body Wash — Expert Advice

“The words fragrance and parfum are catchalls for a big group of thousands of undisclosed chemicals that include synthetics that can cause skin irritation, sensitization, allergies, skin reactions, and asthma,” says dermatologist Sapna Palep. According to cosmetic chemist Ginger King, “not all synthetic materials are bad or toxic.” Still, avoiding these types of fragrances in your skin-care products never hurts. As Belkin points out, even so-called natural fragrances such as essential oils and plant extracts (ahem: tea tree oil) can cause a negative reaction.

Palep also cautions against using body washes containing a high level of alcohol. “It seriously damages your skin’s barrier protection, it can trigger free-radical damage, and it makes oily skin worse because your skin overcompensates to being stripped of oil,” she explains. “Alcohol also promotes redness and irritation.” And the type of alcohol is important. If you see cetyl or cetearyl alcohol on a body wash label, you can rest easy because those aren’t actually alcohols. “They are fatty acids from coconut to help with conditioning of skin,” says King. SD alcohol, on the other hand, is the type that dries skin out, she adds.

According to Belkin, the preservatives that give body wash a long shelf life can also cause irritation, even when derived from natural sources. Some common examples of body wash preservatives, according to King, are phenoxyethanol, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, dehydroacetic acid, and chlorphenesin.

And then there are those pesky surfactants and detergents. You can easily tell if your body wash has a lot of surfactant by how foamy it gets when you use it — but sodium laureth sulfate, alkyl glucosides, taurates, sullfosuccinates, c14-16 olefin sulfonate, and betaines are all common lathering ingredients, says King.

What types of body wash are good for irritated or sensitive skin?

You might not like the sound of this if you’re attached to your fruity foam or sudsy sandalwood body wash, but the plainer the product, the less likely it is to cause a reaction. Reading a label with those long ingredient names can get frustrating, so we asked each dermatologist to give us their body wash recommendations.

Gohara prefers Dove’s Sensitive Skin Body Wash [she is consultant for the brand]. Palep likes Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash. Allure editors are particularly partial to Olay Ultra Moisture Shea Butter Body Wash.

Belkin recommends looking into mild formulas from dermatologist-approved brands like Eucerin, Cetaphil, and CeraVe.

If you make these changes and still experience skin irritation, reach out to your local dermatologist for help.

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The 7 Best Soaps For Eczema, According To A Dermatologist

While there are several types of eczema, and cases can range in severity, eczema is a fairly common skin issue affecting just over 31 million Americans, according to the National Eczema Association. Symptoms and triggers can certainly vary, but in addition to stress, one of the most common causes of eczema’s itchy, red patches is simply washing your skin — or more specifically, what you’re washing your skin with. To help determine the best soaps for eczema, dermatologist and founder of her eponymous skin care line, Dr. Loretta Ciraldo MD FAAD, is here to explain the basics.

“Avoid sodium, ammonium lauryl, or laureth sulfate,” Dr. Loretta says of sulfates in general, which give soaps their foaming abilities, but are also known irritants. “Artificial color and artificial fragrance can also exacerbate eczema,” she says of other common offenders. Once you’ve checked the ingredient label for these irritants, Dr. Loretta says that it’s important to make your soap does contain moisturizers. Since dry skin can make eczema worse, gentle hydrating ingredients, and even some essential oils, like chamomile and lavender (Dr. Loretta’s favorites), are necessary to prevent skin from feeling stripped and tight.

In addition to being choosey with your soap, Dr. Loretta says how you wash your skin can also help prevent flare-ups and calm current ones. “Bathe or shower in tepid/room temperature water, only until your fingertips are looking wrinkled. This means you’ve maximally rehydrated your skin,” she explains of the importance of not having prolonged contact with water. “Pat your skin dry and apply a barrier product like CeraVe, Eucerin, or Lubriderm to the skin while it is still damp.” This will help lock in moisture and strengthen your skin while keeping it protected from future irritation.

Whether you’re in need of a gentle face cleanser, body wash, or even hand soap, these are seven of the best soaps for eczema to give a try.


Tie: Best Bar Soap For Eczema

The classic bar soap in a sensitive skin-friendly formula gets Dr. Loretta’s top pick for patients with eczema. “It’s not loaded with potentially sensitizing foaming agents or artificial color or fragrance,” she says of the Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar. The fragrance-free and hypoallergenic formula still includes Dove’s ¼ moisturizing cream to keep eczema-prone skin moisturized, helping to eliminate flare-ups that are caused by dry skin. Another reason Dr. Loretta likes this Dove soap for her patients is because it’s affordable and easy to find.


Tie: Best Bar Soap For Eczema

Another bar soap that can be used on your face, Vanicream’s Cleansing Bar is even accepted by the National Eczema Association. Using the brand’s cream as a moisturizing base, the dermatologist-tested soap is free from irritants like dyes, fragrance, lanolin, parabens, formaldehyde, and formaldehyde releasers. Gentle enough to be used on skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and ichthyosis, the soap works into a rich lather while still being non-comedogenic, so you don’t have to worry about it clogging your pores and causing acne.


Best Face Wash For Eczema

If you’re looking for a cleanser that’s tough enough to remove makeup but won’t cause your skin to dry out, Avène’s Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion is a gentle, rinse-free option. It’s hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, paraben-free, soap-free, and oil-free, and was designed to clean skin without leaving it feeling stripped.

Ingredients like parcerine and Avène’s own thermal spring water (which has been used to treat sensitive skin for hundreds of years) help calm irritation and redness while restoring the skin’s barrier and leaving it soothed and soft. The cleanser lotion also uses plant-derived ingredients to remove makeup, dirt, and oil without aggravating skin. Because it’s a lotion formula, you can apply the cleanser with your fingertips, cotton pad, or reusable pad, and gently remove it with a tissue — no water needed (though it’s still wise to rinse off for a proper clean, especially if you had on makeup.)


Best Body Soap For Eczema

This Shea Moisture bar soap was specifically designed for eczema and psoriasis-prone skin. Moisturizing ingredients like certified-organic shea butter are combined with anti-bacterial and soothing ingredients like oatmeal and tea tree oil, which can help heal the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis while keeping future flare-ups at bay.

It’s important to note that this bar soap does include fragrance in its ingredient list (so if you have a known sensitivity, stay away), but many Amazon reviewers still give it the seal of approval for eczema. “I can’t use most bar soaps because my skin is so sensitive, but this stuff is great,” shares one reviewer. “This soap helps keep eczema in check and does not dry out my skin. It doesn’t leave that soapy film feeling either.” Another adds, “I am blown away by how well it works. During the summer, I get really bad eczema and heat rashes, [and] with this soap, I haven’t broken out once this year.”


Best Body Wash For Eczema

Another National Eczema Association-approved option, Cetaphil’s Pro Soothing Wash (formerly know as the Pro RestoraDerm Gentle Body Wash) is gentle enough to be used by babies as young as three months. The soap-free formula uses a filaggrin complex to create a creamy lather that leaves skin clean without stripping it of its natural oils. Ingredients like shea butter, sunflower seed oil, and niacinamide help soothe dryness and strengthen the skin’s natural protective barrier to keep future flare-ups at bay.


Best Hand Soap For Eczema

Hands are one of the most common areas on the body where eczema occurs, and because you wash your hands throughout the day, finding a soap that won’t exacerbate the condition is important. While most household hand soaps contain fragrances that can be particularly irritating, the Free & Clear Liquid Cleanser was designed with skin sensitivities in mind. The liquid soap is dermatologist-tested and can be used on your hands, face, and body. It’s sulfate-free and betaine-free, in addition to being free of common chemical irritants like dyes, fragrance, lanolin, parabens, and formaldehyde/formaldehyde releasers. Plus, it comes in a traditional pump bottle, so it’s easy to use and refill.


Best Body Oil For Eczema

This Bioderma Atoderm Cleansing Oil might just be the most luxurious way to pamper sensitive skin. The cleansing oil is formulated with plant biolipids, like coconut and sunflower ester, to soothe dry, itchy skin and strengthen its barrier. Bioderma also uses a patented formula with seaweed extract to increase the skin’s tolerance threshold while decreasing its reactivity and improving impermeability against aggressors like pollution and allergens. The soap-free and hypoallergenic oil still creates a creamy lather that provides skin with 24 hours of hydration without leaving behind a greasy film, and despite it containing fragrance, customers with eczema-prone skin swear by it.

“As someone with sensitive skin and eczema, this body wash is a lifesaver,” raves one reviewer. “Minimal light fragrance, moisturizing but not greasy, and [it’s] super-soothing.”

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Mercury in Soaps and Creams

Certain skin-lightening creams and medicated soaps can contain mercury. Soaps and creams containing mercury are banned in the United States, but may be available for purchase over the counter or on the Internet.

The mercury in these types of products can be absorbed through your skin. Mercury can damage the brain, nervous system and kidneys. It may also damage the skin, cause rashes and blotchy spots, and give skin a grayish color.

The longer and more often products containing mercury are used, the greater the health risk. These products can be especially harmful to children.

How to Identify Dangerous Soaps and Creams

Products may contain mercury, even if it is not listed as an ingredient on the label. Check packaging materials and any instructions or ingredient lists carefully. Look for:

  • “Hg” (the chemical symbol for mercury) or the word “mercury”
  • Mercuric iodide, mercuric chloride, mercurous chloride, ammoniated mercury, calomel, mercurio, amide chloride of mercury or mercury oxide
  • Instructions to avoid contact with silver, gold, rubber, aluminum and jewelry

Listed below are some skin-lightening creams and medicated soaps that have been found to contain high levels of mercury. Call 311 to report a store selling products found to contain mercury.

Products Made in Pakistan

Product Name  Manufacturer 
Chandni Whitening Cream SJ Enterprises
Face Fresh Beauty Cream Shaheen Cosmetics
Faiza No 1 Beauty Cream A.M. Cosmetics
Faiza Beauty Cream Poonia Brothers
Goree Beauty Cream with Lycopene Goree Cosmetics (Pvt.) Ltd.
Golden Pearl Beauty Cream Golden Pearl Cosmetics
Infocus Professional Pearl Beauty Cream Infocus Cosmetology Co.
Kanza Beauty Cream Noorani and Company
Sandal Whitening Beauty Cream MMC Cosmetics
Seven Herbal Ubtan Cream C.P.H.L.
Stillman’s Freckle Cream Stillman Company Inc., USA
Stillman’s Skin Bleach Cream Stillman Company Inc., USA
Zuni Beyoutiful Beauty Cream Zuni USA LLC
Product Name  Manufacturer 
Diana Cream Diana de Beauté
Product Name  Manufacturer 
Niuma Medicated Antiseptic Soap Niuma Belleza
Niuma Lemon Medicated Germicidal Soap Niuma Belleza

Products Made in Dominican Republic

Product Name  Manufacturer 
Crema Santa N/A
Crema Santa Germicida N/A
Dermaline Beauty Cream N/A
Dermaline Skin Cream N/A
Dermaline Skin Whitening Cream N/A
Jabon Germicida Contifarma (soap) N/A
Miss Key Crema Blanqueadora N/A
Pomada Salva-Vida (balm) N/A
Recetas de la Farmacia Normal–Crema Blanqueadora N/A
Product Name  Manufacturer 
Deluxe Nadinola Bleaching Cream N/A

Products Made in European Economic Community

Product Name  Manufacturer 
Germicida 200 (soap) N/A

Unknown Place of Manufacture

Product Name  Manufacturer 
Due Beauty Cream Kreative Cosmetics (Pvt.) Ltd.
Magia Blanca de Michelle Marie Crema Blanqueadora N/A
Nufutong N/A

If You Have Used These Products

Immediately stop using skin-lightening creams and medicated soaps that contain elevated mercury or list mercury as an ingredient.

If you use non-prescription products to lighten your skin or for skin disorders, talk to your doctor. If you do not have a doctor, call 311.

Appropriately dispose of mercury containing products. Do not throw these products in the trash. Place unused product(s) in a sealed plastic bag until they can be disposed of properly at an NYC Department of Sanitation SAFE Disposal event or Special Waste Drop-off location. Thoroughly wash your hands and other exposed body parts that touched the products. You should wash surfaces that came into contact with these products.

Be sure to keep these and other hazardous consumer products out of reach of children.

For more information about mercury and health, call the Poison Control Center at 212-POISONS (212-764-7667).

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MOSCOW, April 18 – RIA Novosti. Soap removes dirt and grease well, but at the same time it can greatly harm the skin, Marina Shestova, a cosmetologist at the Doctor Bormental clinic, told RIA Novosti.

She noted that the skin has an acid-base balance (pH). Its value is 5.5. Soap is alkaline (its pH is between 9 and 11 – which is much harder than the natural balance of the skin): it effectively removes dirt and grease. However, any soap, especially laundry soap, dries the skin and dehydrates it. Dry skin is a fertile environment for bacteria: rashes appear on it more often.

“Our task, especially in the case of problem skin, is to create a more acidic environment, close to the natural balance of the skin – not only to remove impurities, but also to create a barrier film for bacteria,” says the doctor.

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According to her, people with problem skin are better off using a gel or a cleansing foam. The second step – optional – can be a tonic or micellar water: if they contain additional ingredients to combat rashes. Then you need to rinse off the funds with water and apply the cream.

Everything you need to know about the benefits of tar soap and precautions

Tar soap is an important traditional product in cosmetology and dermatology.Despite the wider selection of modern products – cosmetics, cosmeceuticals, medicines, tar soap remains popular not only among the older generation, but also among young customers, for whom the naturalness of skin care products is important. Tar soap contains birch tar – a product obtained from birch bark after it is soaked in heat in an airtight container.

Tar is a natural antiseptic, which is still widely used in folk medicine and is part of medicinal preparations, such as, for example, Vishnevsky’s ointment.The use of tar in cosmetology is due to its disinfectant and antibacterial properties.

Tar soap contains up to 10% of tar, the rest is a natural soap base (vegetable oils). For example, tar soap “Recipes for Purity” NMZhK does not contain synthetic fragrances, dyes or other artificial components.

It should be remembered that tar is a potent natural substance, therefore, when using tar soap, you must observe the measure and remember the precautionary rules.

When to use tar soap

Facial care . The soap deeply cleanses, dries, has a wound healing effect, helps to get rid of acne, blackheads, inflammation. Tar promotes rapid skin regeneration, and tar soap can not only wash your face, but also make a mask out of the foam for a few minutes – this is a natural peeling, which, moreover, evens out the skin color.

Body Care .Tar soap allows you to get rid of all kinds of rashes on the back and shoulders. Tar supports the treatment of psoriasis and other skin conditions: Tar improves circulation and helps the skin to heal.

Hair care. Tar soap can be used to wash hair and scalp – it strengthens hair, helps against dandruff, and is even used as a remedy against hair loss.

Basic rules for the use of tar soap and precautions

  • The main thing in using tar soap is not to overdo it.The effect comes from regular careful use, not from forced “attacks”.

  • Tar soap should be used consistently and regularly – in courses of several weeks, having previously consulted with a beautician or dermatologist.

  • Tar soap is stored in the bathroom in a closed soap dish – not everyone likes its specific pungent smell.

  • In no case should you wash your face (or wash yourself) with tar soap more than twice a day.The recommended frequency of use is two to three times a week.

  • After using tar soap, be sure to moisturize your skin.

  • Tar is an allergen, so it is recommended to start using soap carefully and gradually, and if an allergic reaction (itching, redness) occurs, immediately stop using and consult a dermatologist.

  • Tar soap – like soap in general – dries the skin, so it should be used with extreme caution by owners of dry skin, thin dry hair.

We wish you natural care and beautiful skin!

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The soap is made according to the traditional Korean recipe with the preservation of traditional production methods and the use of high quality natural raw materials, without a chemical base, sulfates, fragrances, dyes and petroleum products.

Maifan Stone volcanic mineral powder has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine and is a proven remedy against various skin diseases.The stone contains calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, selenium, and its regenerative property accelerates the healing of wounds and skin ulcers.

During washing, the powder of this mineral neutralizes chemicals in tap water, ionizing it and saturating it with useful minerals.

Carefully selected herbal combination is able to fight four types of skin rashes:

  • for purulent eruptions extracts of hauytunia, Amur velvet, Japanese coptis, pueraria, wormwood are used.
  • from comedones – extracts of apricot kernel, sparrow, makino and olive oil.
  • from subcutaneous whiteheads – extracts of gardenia, peach seed, angelica, lindera and hawthorn.
  • against red inflammations – extracts of ginseng, aloe, licorice, Chinese peony.
  • For moisturizing, squalane, olive and sandalwood oil are used.

The soap is whipped into a thick lather, gently cleanses the skin from excess oil and makeup residues.

How to use: Foam the soap on damp skin or use a special soap beading mesh. Wash your face with the resulting foam and then rinse with water. Can be used for body wash instead of shower gel.

Volume: 80 g

Ingredients: Soap base, Maifan stone powder, wood vinegar, Houttuynia extract, Peonies extract, Licorice extract, Plum extract, Apricot kernel extract, Ginseng extract, Prunus persica extract, Aloe vera extract, Chinese mugwort extract, Angelica acutiloba extract, Fennel extract, Auren extract, Pueraria Lobata Root extract, Gardenia extract, Lindera Strychnifolia Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Shikon Extract, Hawthorn Extract, Sandalwood Oil, Glycerin, Olive Oil, Squalane, Water

Boric soap: properties, recipes

Boric soap is a product that contains mink fat and a small amount of boric acid.These ingredients have a beneficial effect on the skin of the body and face, helping to eliminate or minimize acne, blackheads and blackheads. How to use this tool correctly?

Properties of boron soap

This product can be called an analogue of tar, but it does not have the characteristic smell of the latter. The difference also lies in the fact that boric soap cannot be classified as a natural remedy, since it contains various chemical additives.

This product has the following properties:

  1. Reduces water hardness.
  2. Helps with insect bites or allergic reactions due to antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.
  3. Reduces the number of skin rashes (acne, blackheads, boils and others).
  4. Fights fungus on feet, nails or mucous membranes.
  5. Dries up oily skin.
  6. Reduces perspiration.
  7. Mink oil softens and improves skin elasticity, moisturizes, nourishes, promotes rapid healing of wounds and cracks.
  8. Tightens pores, smoothes the skin surface, reduces excess pigmentation.


Like any other product, this soap has contraindications.

Boric acid has the ability to penetrate into the body in a short time, accumulate there. It cannot harm adults in good health, in small quantities it is even useful, but for a weakened organism, it can become dangerous.

You should take them into account so as not to harm your health.

  1. Do not use soap for people with any kidney disease.
  2. Do not use soap for pregnant or lactating women or children.
  3. It is recommended to stop using soap if an allergic reaction occurs (dryness, irritation or flaking).

This soap cannot be used as a bath soap. In this case, too much boric acid enters the body, which may not have the best effect on health.


To fully experience the effect of using boric soap, it is important to use it correctly.

Regular wash

Due to its rather strong effect on the skin, it is recommended to use it even for healthy skin no more than once a day.

With this washing, the skin is slightly dried, its color is leveled, and dead epithelium is removed. With regular use, a slight lightening of the skin tone is possible.

You can wash your hands with this soap a little more often, but in this case, the skin should be additionally moisturized after washing.

Oily skin

With the help of boron soap, you can eliminate the main imperfections of oily skin: clogged pores and blackheads, remove a gray complexion.

For a noticeable result, wash your face daily with soap and warm water in the morning and evening, paying particular attention to problem areas. You can lather only disturbing areas of the skin that require correction, without completely touching the face and neck.

For furunculosis or acne

Boric acid, which is part of this soap, disinfects the skin and dries out inflammation, therefore it is excellent for eliminating such deficiencies as acne, acne, and wen. Boric soap is also recommended for teenage rashes.

You need to wet the soap bar, foam liberally, apply the resulting foam to problem areas and leave for a couple of minutes for the soap to work. Then rinse with warm water.

It is worth considering such a moment that after the first few uses, the number of rashes may slightly increase, but subsequently decrease.

With fungus

Boric soap can become one of the products included in the complex to eliminate fungus.

For this, the infected areas (feet or hands, nails, perineum in case of thrush) should be treated with soapy foam twice a day and then washed off with water. This will help shorten the recovery period.

Regular use of such soap eliminates rash from prickly heat and other skin diseases.

With profuse sweating

If you regularly, twice a day, treat problem areas (armpits, palms, feet) with boric soap foam, you can reduce sweating, cope with the unpleasant smell of sweat, and make the skin fresher.

For the prevention of viral infections

Frequent and high-quality hand washing is one of the preventive measures during epidemics of viral diseases.Thanks to its powerful antibacterial properties, this soap is ideal for this purpose.

For skin lesions

If you regularly treat small wounds, cuts or cracks in the skin with boron soap, you can speed up their healing.

For calluses

In the formation of dry corns, baths with soapy water and soda are used.

First, you need to steam your feet in this liquid, then lather the area of ​​the corn with such soap, gently treat with a pumice stone, at the end of the procedure, rinse with warm water.

After a few applications, most of the problems on the skin of the feet (cracks, fungus, calluses, etc.) will disappear.

The use of boron soap should be handled with care. If you use it according to the instructions, you can noticeably improve the condition of the skin.