Which Soap Is Good for My Face?

by Winetta Oloo

Which soap would be good for my face? This is a question we hear often and it’s no wonder why. Our faces are usually what others see of us first and also the most. We want it to look the absolute best that it can! Some of us struggle with acne (nope, teenagers don’t have the market on this one), rosacea, dry skin, oily skin…the list can go on and on. Keep reading for our recommendations based on your skin type and particular skin conditions.

Very quickly, here are three important notes - all but one of the soaps mentioned below are vegan, all bars mentioned are wonderful for the body as well as the face, and please check the specific ingredients of each bar to screen for individual allergies.

Now, let’s get into it!

Oily Skin

The key ingredients in our Rosemary Clay bar - rosemary essential oil and koalin clay -  were specifically chosen for addressing oily skin.  Rosemary essential oil is well-known for its ability to tone the skin. It acts as a decongestant for oily skin, reducing oil production while balancing the skin. Kaolin clay is another oil-fighting machine. It clears the skin of excess oil without causing irritation or discoloration (redness).

Dry Skin

Any of our milk-based soaps are great for soothing and addressing dry skin. Honey and Goat’s Milk (not vegan) or Coconut Flax are the ideal choices here. There’s a reason why Cleopatra took daily milk baths. Milk is a non-heavy, natural moisturizer to the skin, keeping it hydrated and nourished. Milk is also known for its gentle exfoliation properties, perfect for dry skin. Other ingredients in these soaps that are also fantastic for dry skin include honey which is a natural humectant that draws moisture to the skin, ground flax seeds for gentle exfoliation, and oatmeal for soothing.

Rosacea or Eczema

We recommend our Coconut Flax bar for anyone trying to manage the effects of rosacea or eczema. Many of our customers swear by this bar because it has helped to relieve their symptoms when nothing else could. Our coconut flax bar is made with coconut milk which contributes to the gentle cleansing it provides. Coconut milk also has natural fatty acids that help to treat dry and irritated skin. The bar is unscented, with no essential or fragrance oils, so it is not irritating to sensitive skin. In addition to the moisturizing effects of coconut milk, this bar has ground flax seeds throughout. These can provide gentle exfoliation to cracked, and rough skin. Other ingredients include olive oil which is deeply moisturizing and nourishing to the skin, particularly dry skin.

Acne-Prone Skin

Two words - Charcoal Detox. Activated charcoal is the key ingredient in this soap bar. It is known to unclog pores and remove impurities as well as dead skin cells by painlessly binding to oil and dirt, helping to extract them from our pores. We offer this bar in two varieties – scented and unscented. Try the scented version for an added antibacterial boost from the cedarwood essential oil. Use the bar two to three times per week. It is truly a detoxifying bar so there is no need to use it daily. On the other days of the week, choose any of the bars mentioned above that matches your skin type.

All Skin Types/Combination Skin

Our Shea Lavender Basil bar is an all-around great bar for the face. Thanks to the lavender essential oil, it is suitable for all skin types. Lavender is naturally antibacterial, non-comedogenic so it doesn’t clog the pores, and it’s very calming and healing to skin with breakouts.


There you have it – the answer to what is probably our most frequently asked question! I hope that you found this helpful in putting your best face forward 😊. Have you tried any of these bars or their key ingredients? What has your experience been? Any tips for these skin types and conditions? Share below so that we can help each other!

This Natural Life   



Hello and welcome! We are Adams and Winetta – a husband and wife team who handcraft natural bath and body products. Often, we incorporate life-giving ingredients, grown in our own organic garden, into the items we make. Join us as we share our adventures in soaping, gardening and growing a family while living a life as close to natural as possible.


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