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Which soap should be used for dry and dehydrated skin?

Which soap should be used for dry and dehydrated skin?

Tightness, irritation, redness are the main signs of dry and dehydrated skin. However, it's important to clarify that dry skin and dehydrated skin are different. The care used for dry skin is therefore not the same as for dehydrated skin. We provide our advice for choosing the soap suitable for these types of skin.

Dry Skin and Dehydrated Skin: How to Tell the Difference?

Knowing your skin type is crucial for selecting appropriate skincare. Dry skin suffers from a lack of "oil" due to a deficiency in sebum, which then weakens the skin's barrier function. Indeed, sebum, the main component of the hydrolipidic film, helps protect the skin against external aggressions and limit water loss. However, this insufficient sebum production makes the skin vulnerable to external factors and therefore reacts quickly. Thus, if you have dry skin, you may experience redness, fine cracks (sometimes deeper fissures that can bleed), itching and flaking, rough rather than silky skin, and a feeling of tight skin.

Dehydrated skin is caused by a lack of water. Unlike dry skin, dehydrated skin is a skin condition that can affect all skin types, even oily skin. In the case of dehydration, the signs are not constant as they are for dry skin. Thus, the skin may appear less radiant, less supple, duller, rough, tight, and fine lines are more visible. This is explained by a water imbalance between the different layers of the skin. Indeed, the water lost on the skin's surface through evaporation is faster than the transfer between the dermis and the epidermis. This change is due to the impact of external factors (pollution, stress, climate variations, etc...) or those of endogenous origin (malfunction of the constitutive elements of the epidermis, permeabilization of the hydrolipidic film, etc...) on the skin.

Shea butter cleansing care to nourish dry skin.

Adopting a nourishing skincare regimen that includes oils or butters can provide lipids to restore and strengthen a weakened skin barrier, thereby combating feelings of tightness, flaking, and redness. To cleanse your skin, we suggest using our soothing cleansing care with shea butter. Cold-processed, this soap contains:

  • Theolive oil that nourishes the skin helps to soothe redness

  • Thecoconut oil is recognized for its nourishing properties, which significantly reduce skin dehydration due to its high lauric acid content. It also has soothing virtues.

  • Thesunflower oil

  • Shea butter helps to repair and soothe irritated and tight skin due to its higher unsaponifiable fraction compared to other vegetable butters. It also nourishes the skin deeply with its high fatty acid content, protecting the skin against dryness and external aggressions.

Palmarosa cleansing care to hydrate dehydrated skin.

We invite you to discover our hydrating cleansing care with palmarosa. This cold-process soap contains:

  • Theessential oil of palmarosa which promotes skin regeneration

  • Thelemongrass essential oil which gives the soap a fresh scent

  • Theessential oil of verbena that sanitizes and purifies the skin.


  • STEINBAUGH J.R. Dry skin. American Academy of Family Physicians (1983).

  • SANTIAGO J.L. & al. Anti-inflammatory and skin barrier repair effects of topical application of some plant oils. International Journal of Molecular Sciences (2018).


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