Establishing a proper skin care routine is more and more important, as frequently using soaps and cleaning products that contain chemicals may affect our skin. Ever since the 20th century our body and face washing habits have changed considerably, especially now that we are using personal cleaning products on a daily basis. Industrial made soaps carry many chemicals that may damage our skin, and as these soaps progressively weaken our epidermis, we are more susceptible to allergies and skin infections. As a result of this, natural soap and organic and sustainable cosmetic hygiene products are in great demand by vegans and health-conscious people. And as many products are not tested on animals, they also attract a certain group of people who are against animal cruelty. Today, this article by ShMadrid will tell you more about natural soap shops in the capital.
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Natural soaps for a healthier skin
The first shop we would like to share with you is La Malvaflor. La Malvaflor is an artisan soap shop, and its products are based on the maceration of olive oil plants. They use, among many other beneficial ingredients, calendula, lavender, jasmine, magnolia and Asiatic pennywort. These macerated key ingredients are then used to make body oils, handmade soaps and shampoo bars. La Malvaflor uses formulas containing olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, almond oil, soya oil, cocoa butter and shea butter, avocado oil, argan oil, rosehip oil and jojoba oil. The shop produces its limited and artisan products in accordance with the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) for cosmetic products, which gives you total transparency in the composition of every product. In addition, its products do not contain any palm oil or animal fats (tallow). And every lovely hygienic product is made, cut, packaged and labelled by hand. The next shop we would like to recommend is Enjabonarte. At Enjabonarte they work in the same manner as they make their soap: step by step, in small batches, but with a great amount of creativity, excitement, conscience and patience. They mostly want to share their vision, as they find it important for everyone to enjoy a healthy skin.
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According to Enjabonarte “Our skin is our body’s largest organ, and it is approximately two square metres big. Our skin is our first protection. We communicate through it, and it is what others see of us first; what they touch, what they smell and sometimes the person closest to you even knows what your skin tastes like!” This surely is a thorough explanation of our skin, and it emphasizes its importance. You can find all kinds of completely natural skin care products at the shop, with a wide variety of ingredients, and products that are adapted to every skin type and every possible skin problem. The last shop on our list is Lush, a chain of natural and handmade soap products, that has several stores in Madrid. Lush has been making fresh, handmade cosmetic products for over 20 years. This English brand sells products that are 100% vegetarian and none of its products are tested on animals. They are well known for their natural and top quality ingredients (some of which are fair trade), and they always work on innovative ways to use their products, looking for creative solutions that impact the environment in a positive way.
Do you like natural soap? Which one is your favourite and why?