As summer approaches, it's time to embrace the warm sunshine! But with the rising temperatures and increased humidity, our skin requires extra care and attention.

Commercial soaps often contain harsh chemicals that can strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry, dull and prone to irritation. Handmade soap on the other hand is much kinder! Here at Olliepop, we are all about using ingredients that are simple and allow your skin to look its absolute best!  Handcrafted with love, handmade soaps are a sweet choice for achieving healthy, glowing and summer-ready skin. 

Let's discover why handmade soap should be your go-to skincare solution this summer.

Mass-produced commercial soaps often contain synthetic fragrances and harsh detergents. This is the reason your skin may sometimes react poorly to the soap; theyre basically detergents. “Today there are very few true soaps on the market. Most body cleansers, both liquid and solid, are actually synthetic detergent products,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states. It's because it contains ingredients that allow it to make suds easily. These ingredients strip your skin from its natural oils.

Handmade soaps are crafted using natural oils, butters and extracts. These are much better and allow your skin to become healthier. Olliepop for example uses cocoa butter, shea butter and oils that are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These help to nourish and protect the skin. 

During the summertime, the hot weather can cause your skin to become more oily because it's cooling the skin. To help this, a gentle soap with fewer additives is needed.

But what products are best?

Soaps with glycerin! This one ingredient is responsible for locking in hydration. What it does is draw in moisture from the air. It forms a protective barrier on the skin's surface, even in dry or hot weather conditions. A lot of commercial soap manufacturers will remove this ingredient to improve shelf life. This is taking out the natural moisturizing properties that come from a cold-processed soap.

Olliepop’s glycerin bar soaps are a fantastic option for those wanting a simple bar cleanser. Although, we’re all about sweetening up the bath and adding an element of fun. So why not try a dessert-shaped bar soap? Get your skin summer ready and have the cutest bath soaps imaginable on display in your bathroom. 

Soaps with shea butter! This ingredient has great moisturizing properties. It contains high levels of fatty acids and vitamins, including vitamins A and E.