If you’ve been thinking about swapping out that brand of conventional hand soap that leaves your skin chapped and dry and opting for natural hand soap instead, you may be confused about what to look for on the label. Which ingredients will moisturize your hands, even after repeated washing? How can natural ingredients actually fight dirt and germs? When it comes to natural hand soap, we know a thing or two–and we’ve compiled a list of everything we love about it. Let’s dive in so you can learn what to look for in natural hand soap.
Look for a moisturizing “base”
One of the best things about natural hand soap is that natural ingredients can be gentle and moisturizing for skin–something that’s especially helpful when you’re washing your hands multiple times a day. Ingredients on personal care and cleaning products are listed in the order of predominance, with the greatest amounts listed first. So, on a bottle of L’AVANT Collective Natural Hand Soap, you’ll see that hydrating aloe leaf juice is the second ingredient. That means these natural hand soaps are based in aloe, a natural ingredient renowned for its ability to moisturize and soothe dry, chapped, or irritated skin.
Another moisturizing ingredient found in L’AVANT’s natural hand soap formula? Glycerin. This vegetable oil-derived ingredient is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture to the outer layer of skin and prevents moisture loss. Glycerin is tolerated well by many skin types, including those with eczema or psoriasis, making it an ideal natural hand soap ingredient.
Understand which ingredients help fight germs and dirt
Natural hand soaps don’t rely on harsh ingredients to fight germs and dirt. Instead, what to look for in natural hand soaps are ingredients that do double (or triple!) duty to help scent the soap, soothe and nourish skin, and deliver antibacterial and antifungal properties. That’s where plant-based ingredients come in. L’AVANT Collective Natural Hand Soap is formulated with ingredients like lemon, geranium, and lavender oils–all ingredients that not only help to create L’AVANT’s signature Fresh Linen fragrance and leave your hands gently scented after washing, but they also deliver the power of nature to fight bacteria and fungus. Talk about Mother Nature knowing best!
Essential oils are nature’s fragrance
One pump of the natural hand soap from L’AVANT Collective and you’ll understand why the Fresh Linen fragrance has developed a cult following! The proprietary blend of essential oils creates an uplifting and fresh scent–it’s why essential oils are nature’s fragrance.
But essential oils aren’t just fragrance makers; they’re powerful botanical ingredients that have been shown to positively affect moods and, when formulated and blended correctly, can actually care for skin.
Lemon and lavender, for instance, may help boost your mood while delivering natural antibacterial properties to L’AVANT Collective’s natural hand soap; basil lends a fresh, uplifting scent while balancing, calming, and brightening the look of skin. Geranium soothes your senses while also delivering antibacterial action. Essential oils are nature’s fragrance, but they’re also like a trip to the spa: They can leave you feeling uplifted and relaxed, and leave your skin looking and feeling calm and soothed.
Now that you know what to look for in natural hand soap, it’s time to discover all that L’AVANT Collective has to offer. Whether you choose the best-selling natural hand soap scented with Fresh Linen or the limited edition Winter Fir fragrance, your hands will thank you for choosing a moisturizing, highly effective soap made with the best natural ingredients. Happy lathering!