I've been trying various soaps in the shower and bath lately, liking the much cleaner feeling than I get with shower gel.
However, I find that the soaps I've tried, namely: Pears, Dr Bronner's, Body Shop, a few varieties of this:
... are a bit drying.
Could someone please enlighten me on some really nice bath soaps (i.e. not beauty bars)?
Waterbear, I've a feeling you'll provide a very detailed and comprehensive answer!
I think I've read somewhere that you prefer tallow-based "superfatted" soaps. Can you tell me what to look for on the ingredients list?
I'm a bit confused, as Pears is glycerine soap, yet I find it drying. You've said in another thread that due to the way glycerine soaps are made, they can be drying! I thought glycerine would be a good thing!
Likewise, I've read that Coconut Oil and Olive oil can be drying also. Yet some soap makers include this ingredient for moisturising properties! Arrgghhh....
I reckon a sticky Soap Wiki would be a fabulous resource, listing all the common ingredients/methods/etc and which would be the least drying etc.
Would be most useful when out shopping for soap!
What do you gents think?