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Best Soaps For Dry Skin – Our Top 10 Choices

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Best Soaps For Dry Skin – Our Top 10 Choices November 15, 2017

I can say with firsthand experience—living with dry skin sucks. Not only does your skin feel rough, taut, and itchy about 90% of the time, but showers become a dreaded routine. We know that hot water and harsh soaps are definitely not our friends. But if avoiding a shower is not the solution, what is?

Being creatures of habit, we don’t realize how the smallest essentials make the biggest difference when it comes to our skin. It can be so easy to overlook that maybe your soap is the culprit behind your dehydrated skin. And maybe, replacing it with one that is hydrating could have been the solution all along. Following, I’ve put together, a list of the 10 best soaps for dry skin that are available in India.

Top 10 Soaps For Dry Skin Available In India

  1. The Body Shop Shea Soap
  2. Himalaya Herbals Nourishing Cream And Honey Soap
  3. Nivea Creme Soft Creme Soap
  4. Aloe Veda Fragrance Free Bathing Bar Cocoa Butter And Almond Oil
  5. Dove Beauty Bar
  6. Himalaya Herbals Almond Moisturizing Soap
  7. Khadi Sandalwood Soap
  8. Soulflower Moisturizing Milk Chocolate Soap
  9. Pears Soft And Fresh Soap
  10. Vaadi Herbals Strawberry Facial Bar Soap

Top 10 Soaps For Dry Skin Available In India

1. The Body Shop Shea Soap

Product Description

Everyone knows that shea butter is among the best remedies for dry skin. The Body Shop’s Shea Soap is enriched with shea butter that is hand-harvested by the women of Ghana. It contains palm oil and glycerine which help cleanse and moisturize at the same time. The product claims to produce a rich lather and has a pleasant shea scent to it. It is also free of SLS and Parabens.

Pros

  • Not tested on animals.
  • Does not dehydrate your skin.
  • Does not contain SLS or Parabens.
  • Simple and attractive packaging.
  • Has a pleasant fragrance.

Cons

  • Not very budget-friendly.

Rating

4.5/5

Price

Rs. 225/- for 100g

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2. Himalaya Herbals Nourishing Cream And Honey Soap

Product Description

Himalaya Herbals’ Nourishing Cream And Honey Soap is a special formula designed for women with normal to dry skin types. With honey and milk as its active ingredients, it helps cleanse the skin while nourishing it and locking in moisture. This product claims that, with regular use, it will help restore skin elasticity while also improving your skin’s texture. It also has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that will keep your skin healthy.

Pros

  • Contains herbal ingredients.
  • Feels mild.
  • Does not dehydrate skin.
  • Budget-friendly.
  • Has a subtle and pleasant milk and honey fragrance.

Cons

  • Does not dehydrate the skin, but also does not moisturize.

Rating

4/5

Price

Rs. 30/- for 75g

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3. Nivea Creme Soft Creme Soap

Product Description

Nivea’s Creme Soft Creme Soap is formulated with rich almond oil and the unique Hydra IQ 24h+ moisture technology which help moisturize your skin and keep it hydrated throughout the day. The almond oil in this soap is an abundant source of antioxidants, proteins, and vitamin E which help penetrate and deeply nourish dry skin. Regular use of this soap brings about an oil balance helping tackle the dryness.

Pros

  • Has a pleasant fragrance.
  • Nice creamy texture.
  • Lathers well.
  • Does not dehydrate dry skin or make it taut.
  • Has a moisturizing effect.
  • Mild formula suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Improves skin texture.
  • Value for money.

Cons

  • Dull packaging.

Rating

4.75/5

Price

Rs. 224/- for 500g (125g x 4)

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4. Aloe Veda Fragrance Free Bathing Bar Cocoa Butter And Almond Oil

Product Description

Aloe Veda’s Fragrance Free Bathing Bar With Cocoa Butter And Almond Oil is made for people with dry and sensitive skin types. Enriched with cocoa butter, wheat germ oil, almond oil, vitamin E, and the extracts of aloe vera, the soap is handmade and fragrance-free. It leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated.

Pros

  • No fragrance.
  • Does not dry your skin out.
  • Cleanses effectively.
  • Has a nice creamy texture.
  • Mild formula suitable for sensitive skin.

Cons

  • The no-fragrance might be appealing for some.

Rating

4.75/5

Price

Rs. 80/- for 100g

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5. Dove Beauty Bar

Product Description

Dove’s Beauty Bar is described to be the No.1 brand of soap as recommended by dermatologists. It can be used for your hands, face, and body, without any dehydrating effects. 1/4th of this soap’s formulation is moisturizing cream which makes your skin softer and smoother, leaving it with a radiant glow. This mild soap is perfect for people with dry and sensitive skin types.

Pros

  • Easily available.
  • Budget-friendly.
  • Does not dehydrate your skin.
  • Cleanses effectively.
  • Works well in winters.

Cons

  • Not as moisturizing as it claims.
  • Fragrance might not suit some.

Rating

4/5

Price

Rs. 24/- for 50g

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6. Himalaya Herbals Almond Moisturizing Soap

Product Description

This is another excellent product from Himalaya. Made from 100% natural ingredients, the moisturizing almond soap contains Khus-Khus, lemon, Indian madder, coconut oil, apricot, almond oil, and Persian rose. The soap penetrates into the skin to deeply cleanse and moisturize it. The soap has a soothing effect and leaves your skin feeling soft and supple.

Pros

  • Lathers well.
  • Has natural ingredients.
  • Pleasant fragrance.
  • Not tested on animals.
  • Leaves you with a lasting refreshed feeling.
  • Does not dehydrate your skin.

Cons

  • Does not dehydrate your skin, but doesn’t moisturize either.

Rating

4/5

Price

Rs. 30/- for 75g

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7. Khadi Sandalwood Soap

Product Description

Khadi’s Sandalwood Soap is an all natural formula that is handmade and enriched with essential oils. Its gentle cleansing action leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean, without disrupting its oil balance. It also helps get rid of a tan and leaves your skin feeling healthy and hydrated.

Pros

  • Free of parabens.
  • Not tested on animals.
  • Made from natural ingredients.
  • Does not dehydrate your skin.
  • Has a moisturizing effect.
  • Lathers well.

Cons

Rating

5/5

Price

Rs. 140/- for 250g

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8. Soulflower Moisturizing Milk Chocolate Soap

Product Description

Are you a lover of chocolate? Then this is the soap for you. Soulflower’s Moisturizing Milk Chocolate soap feels and smells great on your skin. Enriched with real dark chocolate, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, and vitamin E oil, it leaves your skin feeling soft and supple. This soap is made from natural ingredients and is specially formulated for dry and sensitive skin types.

Pros

  • Made from natural ingredients.
  • Smells yummy.
  • Does not dehydrate your skin.
  • Lathers well.
  • Not tested on animals.
  • Does not contain SLS, chemicals, fragrance, or synthetic color.

Cons

  • The smell doesn’t linger.

Rating

4.9/5

Price

Rs. 200/- for 150g

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9. Pears Soft And Fresh Soap

Product Description

Pears’ Soft And Fresh Soap cleanses your skin while keeping it moisturized and smooth. It helps leave your skin feeling hydrated with its pure glycerin content while the mint extracts have a cooling effect on your skin.

Pros

  • Has a cooling effect on skin.
  • Perfect for summers.
  • Washes off well.
  • Cleanses effectively.
  • Doesn’t dehydrate your skin.

Cons

  • Contains SLS.

Rating

4/5

Price

Rs. 58/- for 125g

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10. Vaadi Herbals Strawberry Facial Bar Soap

Product Description

Vaadi Herbals’ Strawberry Facial Bar Soap is enriched with the extracts of strawberry and grape seed. It also contains almond oil which helps moisturize your skin. The soap is rich in antioxidants which prevent skin damage. It contains natural ingredients and helps improve skin elasticity.

Pros

  • Travel-friendly size.
  • Has a pleasant strawberry fragrance
  • Has a gentle cleansing effect.
  • Cleanses well.

Cons

  • Does not moisturize.
  • The bar is tiny.

Rating

3.75/5

Price

Rs. 27/- for 25g

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With this list of soaps, stepping into the shower will become something you look forward to every day. Remember to keep the water cool and your skin moisturized. Have you tried any of these soaps? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.

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