THE INSIDE STORY
Skin is the largest organ of human body accounting for almost 16% of the total body weight. It wraps up like an envelope to protect our internal organs from damage due to external environmental factors ( cold, wind, sun) as well as the invading bacteria , eliminating waste fluids and purifying the system.
The skin’s suppleness and elasticity is a mirror of our general well being.
Soaps and their effect on the skin
Soaps have been used for cleansing the body from dirt, excess sebum and dead skin cells from times in memorial.
The earliest recorded evidence of production of soap like material goes back to around 2800 BC in ancient Babylon.
Over the centuries this art of soap making has been nurtured and developed by the ancient and modern science to produce formulations with the choicest blends of oils and special additives to make a variety of soaps to suit personal beauty needs.
Soap lather though in contact of the skin for a short duration of time, has significant effect on the skin. It should not be harsh stripping the body of its natural oils.
Addition of special emollients and super fatting ingredients makes the pH of the soap skin friendly resulting in formation of a mild non irritating creamy lather and helping in promotion of a healthy skin.
Of late Syndet bars have also become popular due to its low pH which helps the skin maintain the natural skin mantle.