Types of Bar Soaps In The Market

Bar soaps in the market are made by mixing alkali with oil or fat, a process known as saponification. The oils used in soaps are usually either vegetable oil  such as palm oil, groundnut oil, coconut oil and etc or non vegetable oil such as tallow or lard.

There are a few types of bar soaps in the market which are available for you to select. The most common bar soaps usually contain the most strongest surfactants that is great for washing the dirt and grime from skin. However, they do not rinse completely and have a high pH making it irritating to those with sensitive skin.

Another type of bar soap found in the market are superfatted soaps. These superfatted bar soaps are created using a process called incomplete saponification. Incomplete saponification is achieved by adding chemicals used in saponification to prevent some of the oil or fats from being processed further. Thus, improving the moisturization of the product and making it less irritating to the skin

Another type of bar soap in the market is called the transparent bar soaps. Transparent bar soaps are actually just common soaps added with glycerin. The components in transparent soaps are still irritating but much milder than common soaps because of the glycerin in transparent soaps.

Syndet bar soaps are another type of bar soap found in the market. Syndet bar soaps are made from synthetic surfactants which are usually made out from oils, fats or petroleum products that are processed in other ways other than saponification. The syndet bars are the mildest type of bar soap available in the market.

Lastly, another type of bar soap found in the market are combination bar soaps. Combination bar soaps are a combination of the different types of cleansers with the sole purpose of maximizing the cleaning while minimizing  the irritation. The more commonly found combination bar soaps are superfatted with syndet bar soaps.

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