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5 Reasons Why Soap Bars Are The Way Forward.

Soap bars. You might think of them as the thing your grandma has in her bathroom or that shelf of products you would quickly walk past down the skincare aisle in your local Boots. But we're here to let you know exactly why soap bars are actually the way forward in your skincare routine.

With liquid soap sales declining by 4.5% year on year in the UK, it's safe to say many people are keen on turning back to the solid stuff. In fact, according to Statista, an estimated 3.7 million people used a bar of soap ten times a day or more in 2020. With less waste, more cost effectivity and perhaps a hint of nostalgia, it's clear that soap is by means a back of the cupboard purchase anymore.

Luckily for us, soap is kinda our thing. We launched back in 2018 with the mission to make soap cool again, and we'd like to think that we're doing a pretty good job of it. If you're still feeling skeptical about the sudsy stuff, let's give you 5 reason why we think soap bars are the way forward. P.S. you can save 20% on all of our soap bars using code: PFSOAP20 for this week only...

1. They are better for your skin

girl holding soap bars

Not only are our soaps anti bacterial, they're also MUCH more hydrating that the typical soap or shower gel out there. That's because our bars are created with raw African Shea butter, which helps to nourish and hydrate your skin whilst you lather up. Our bars are also free from nasty ingredients like SLS, Paraben and Phthalates. SLS, also known as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, is a commonly used cheap lathering agent that gives products that bubbly texture you see when you mix them with water. The issue is, this is a naturally drying chemical, that can cause mega skin irritation and leave skin dry and red.

Because our bars are totally free from these cr*p ingredients, it also means they are safe to use on eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis prone skin. Don't believe us? Just take a look at these amazing transformations below 👇

 

hands before and after

 

2. They're 100% plastic free

plastic bottle waste

Did you know that UK bathrooms are home to over 152 tonnes of empty plastic bottles? With shampoo, conditioner, body lotions and every thing in between often being packaged in plastic bottles, it can be staggering to see the vast quantity of just how much plastic one household can get through. That's another reason why our bars are so great - they're 100% plastic free. With 63% of Brits being 'extremely' or 'very' concerned about reducing the amount of packaging they require, it's safe to say that the hunt for a more sustainable cleansing option is desired by most. 

3. They are perfect for travelling

passport against blue sky

Have you ever unpacked your luggage after a long flight to find that your clothes, shoes and everything in between are covered in sticky scented shower gel? We feel you. Our soap bars are perfect to take travelling - they are super compact and spillages are 100% guaranteed NOT to occur. Just top them in one of our storage tins and you're ready to go. Plus, we all know the struggle of trying to keep your liquid allowance in check when you're flying with just hand luggage. That's another reason our bars are so great - they leave you with more space for your fave perfume and maybe another shade of lipgloss... 

4. They last extra long

white tiled bathroom

Cost effectivity is SO important at the moment. We're all looking for ways we can save the pennies and invest in things that will keep us better off, money wise, in the long run. Our soap bars are triple milled, which means they last 3 times longer than the average soap bar. If you're still hesitant to ditch the £1 shower gel in your local supermarket, we've got good news for you, too. Our bars can last up to 2 months, which is miles longer than bottled soap. This is because shower gels contain LOTS of water, which dilutes the product down, making it weaker and less long lasting. Being solid, our bars are essentially all the concentrated cleansing goodness, minus the waste water and plastic bottle. What's not to love?

5. They are 100% vegan and cruelty free

Girl holding soap bars

Alongside sustainability and quality, we don't compromise on ethics either. All of our soap bars (and every product we make) are 100% cruelty free and vegan friendly. Our production process consisted of testing on our (willing) friends and family instead of animals because we don't think they should suffer for the sake of top level skincare. 

If all of that hasn't convinced you to make the soap bar swap, we just don't know what will. Oh, and don't forget that discount code: PFSOAP20.