What are the benefits of lipid-enriched soap for your skin?

What are the benefits of lipid-enriched soap for your skin?

Beauty 07/12/2021

After a stressful day, there’s nothing better than a relaxing shower. Among the must-have products for your well-being break, lipid-enriched soap holds a special place. More than ever, this bar of soap is making a name for itself. And for good reason: it has lots of benefits for your skin. Discover all there is to know about this cleansing product and restore soft, nourished and comfortable skin.

What is a lipid-enriched soap or cleansing bar?

This type of soap is made using the same saponification method as standard soap. However, in the case of lipid-enriched soap, an additional percentage of organic plant oil (coconut, almond, olive, etc.) or a fatty substance (shea butter, almond butter, etc.) has been added to the recipe. Extremely rich in superfatting or nourishing agents, lipid-enriched soap is generally made up of organic plant oil, organic plant butter or glycerine

Also known as a lipid-enriched cleansing bar, lipid-enriched soap offers nourishing and hydrating properties, which protect and repair the epidermis’ hydrolipid film. The hydrolipid film keeps the epidermis hydrated and helps to maintain good skin elasticity. This skin barrier protects skin from external aggressors and bacteria.

Who is lipid-enriched soap for?

Lipid-enriched soap is a body care product recommended for all skin types, whether dry, mature, sensitive, delicate or reactive. The whole family can enjoy the benefits of this extremely gentle skincare. From children to pregnant women through teenagers with delicate skin or adults with sensitive skin, lipid-enriched soap cleanses face and body, and protects the epidermis of all the members of your household.

Because it prevents skin from drying out, lipid-enriched soap is particularly appreciated by people with dry and sensitive skin. Just like shower oil, it is also recommended for normal to combination skin to maintain the cutaneous balance of face and body.

Lipid-enriched soap is a major ally whatever the season. In the summer, it protects skin from the harmful effects of the sun, salt and chlorine. Winter brings its share of inconveniences. During the winter season, this ultra-nourishing skincare product is indispensable to gently cleanse skin and protect it from the effects of the cold, wind, pollution and repeated hot showers. 

What are the benefits of lipid-enriched soap for skin?

We have lost count of the number of benefits that lipid-enriched soap provides skin on the face and body. Lipid-enriched soap is versatile and may be used on dry crocodile skin and adults’ atopic skin. By maintaining skin’s hydration, it prevents feelings of discomfort and relieves itching, especially on the body. If you have atopic skin and have eczema, it is strongly recommended to use a lipid-enriched soap to soothe skin.

Our lifestyle can have an impact on the hydrolipid film and therefore on the health of the epidermis. Washing skin with hard and overly hot water, pollution, using unsuitable products and skincare, a poor diet or smoking can have major consequences on skin’s beauty and the integrity of the hydrolipid film. The skin barrier is impaired and is no longer able to protect skin. Using a lipid-enriched soap restores a protective film on skin, thus preventing it from drying out. 

A lipid-enriched cleansing bar also has the advantage of being more environmentally friendly. This type of product produces (almost) zero waste. It is a good alternative to prevent all the plastic required for a shower gel’s packaging. Generally, lipid-enriched bars of soap are wrapped in paper packaging or in reusable boxes. A bar of soap is also more economical than a liquid shower gel. It takes less time to run out, unlike a bottle of shower gel, which is generally empty after 3 weeks / 1 month depending on the number of people using it.

Do you travel often? A lipid-enriched bar of soap is the ideal format. Easy to slip into your wash bag, it can be easily carried for a short or long journey. 

What is the best soap for skin?

Whether made with shea butter, asses’ milk, coconut or jojoba oil, almond butter, honey or olive oil, there is an extremely wide variety of soaps for face and body. Available at all price points, lipid-enriched soaps are some of the most highly appreciated products. However, as is true of all face and body products, all lipid-enriched soaps are not equal. To correctly choose your face and body cleansers, it is necessary to look at their composition. In fact, it is essential to be well informed about the ingredients with which they have been made. To maintain skin’s balance, bank on natural active ingredients and components that have proven their effectiveness. Preferably choose lipid-enriched soaps made of plant oils or plant butters, which are rich in fatty acids and vitamins.

Composed of 99% ingredients of natural origin, the Extra Rich Soap from Polaar’s The Genuine Lapland Cream range cleanses, soothes and protects the whole family’s face and body. Thanks to its formula enriched with Arctic Berries, Organic virgin Coconut Oil and plant Glycerine, this cleansing skincare respects the skin’s balance. It keeps skin nourished and healthy on a daily basis. Tailored to dry and sensitive skin, The Genuine Lapland Cream Extra Rich Soap leaves a mild, subtle scent on skin. 

The efficacy of this unique skincare product lies in three particularly effective ingredients to restore soft, clean skin:

  • Arctic Berries: we find them at the heart of Lapland. These little berries are considered to be the finest in Nordic countries. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, they repair and protect the whole family’s skin. To extract all their benefits, Polaar uses cryotherapy so that they keep all their properties and do not oxidise.
  • Organic virgin Coconut oil: organic coconut oil is a plant oil extracted from organic coconut albumen. Thanks to its nutritional benefits, it is one of the organic plant oils most appreciated and used in the world. Added to a lipid-enriched soap recipe, organic virgin Coconut Oil softens, purifies and nourishes skin while maintaining the youthfulness of the epidermis.
  • Plant Glycerine: Plant Glycerine retains water in the tissue, thus making it possible to maintain skin’s natural water levels. In a lipid-enriched soap, Plant Glycerine promotes lipid synthesis and improves the integrity of epidermal cells. This natural ingredient acts like a protective agent against external aggressors and soothes and reduces irritation and feelings of discomfort on the skin of the face and body.

The Genuine Lapland Cream Extra Rich Soap is a skincare product to have in your bathroom at any cost. Formulated without parabens, phenoxyethanol, mineral oil or alcohol, this cleansing and moisturising face and body care is suitable for adults and children from the age of 3 years. In the shower, simply lather natural lipid-enriched soap in your hands to enjoy all its benefits. 

To supplement Extra Rich Soap’s nourishing and moisturising properties and show off incredibly soft skin, also explore all the other skincare products in the The Genuine Lapland Cream range.

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