Plastic Free July is all about encouraging more people to make easy eco swaps to live a greener lifestyle, and help the planet to repair from the damage it’s endured over time. We’ve already talked about the environmental impact of switching to bar soap, so in this post, we’re diving in a little deeper with a couple of specific bars we think are a great place to start! Here’s a quick guide for anyone thinking of making the switch to an Eco Warrior Facial bar- trust us, you won’t regret it!
Sensitive cleansing bar
Our Eco Warrior Sensitive Cleansing Bar is an all-around favourite, and one that we think will help make the transition from liquid face wash so seamless and easy.
Perfect for even the most sensitive of complexions, this bar is made with our traditional Mediterranean Castile Olive Oil recipe, and fragranced with a blend of Chamomile and Calendula essential oils. This makes it really super nourishing and amazing at calming skin irritations too. It’s gentle enough to be enjoyed by the whole family- and yes, it’s suitable for the face, unlike many other traditional bar soaps. In fact, all of our bar soaps can be used on the face!
Generally speaking, your skin is sensitive if you tend to react adversely to chemicals, dyes or fragrances in products. So if your current facial wash or cleanser brings you out in itchy or sore red patches and bumps, there’s a really good chance your skin is sensitive, and you need to be careful with what you use.
Our Eco Warrior Sensitive Facial bar is totally free from detergents, SLS, sulphates, alcohol, parabens, sorbates, silicones, palm oil and synthetic preservatives. It’s made from 99.9% naturally derived ingredients too, so you know exactly what you’re putting on your skin. Like all our other bars, it’s also plant based, 100% vegan, leaping bunny cruelty free, plastic free and biodegradable too.
This bar isn’t allergy free, so make sure you check the ingredients list to ensure there’s nothing on there that could cause an allergic reaction.
A word on chamomile and calendula essential oils
We’re often asked why we choose the ingredients that we do, and we always try to be as transparent as possible so that you truly understand the products you’re buying. So why chamomile and calendula?
Chamomile is known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and studies have found it quite effective in receiving acne, bites and rashes. We combined this with calendula, which is also known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, and is also very gentle on the skin. Together they create an amazing facial bar to soothe, protect and nourish.
Allow us to toot our own horn for a moment! The Eco Warrior Sensitive Facial Bar has a few awards under its belt. In 2020 we were shortlisted in the Pure Beauty London awards, we were winners in the Eco Lifestyle category of the Beauty Shortlist Awards in 2021 and in 2023 we made it to the finals of the Natural Health Beauty Awards. Phew!
Don’t just take our word for it…
As ever, it’s you- our loyal customers- who say it best. Here are just a couple of the amazing reviews we’ve received recently:
“Both my daughter and I love this bar. Her skin is rather sensitive and mine is mature, but we are pleased to be cutting back on plastics etc”
“This is my go to facial cleansing bar! It’s gentle, all natural, leaves my skin feeling soft and doesn’t cause breakouts like other soap bars can! It’s a winner and for me, a keeper!”
High praise indeed!
Beauty Edit Cleansing Bar
The Eco Warrior Beauty Edit Cleansing Bar is pretty special, if we do say so ourselves! This is another great facial bar to try this month as an eco swap- we suspect you won’t want to swap back either!
This one is suitable for the body too, but we get lots of customers telling us how amazing is it for their daily face cleansing routine- so we felt it deserved a mention in this post. Made with the same scrupulous criteria as our other bar soaps, you’ll find no nasties or synthetic fragrances in this one, and definitely no plastic either.
Olive oil and green clay
This bar uses olive oil and green clay for an ultra-nourishing cleanse, and it’s these two ingredients that really make it special.
Olive oil is used for its antioxidant properties, which help to prevent premature ageing when applied to the skin. It also helps to restore smoothness, and vitamin E works to protect against UV light.
And the green clay? We use this to gently exfoliate and remove impurities from the skin, protecting the natural oils from damage, and leaving your skin feeling nourished and hydrated. Green clay can also help to rebalance the skin, improving overall complexion.
The Beauty Edit Cleansing bar is no stranger to awards either! This one scooped first prize in both the Eco Lifestyle category of the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2021, and was named overall winner in the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2021 too!
Don’t just take our word for it…
Again, you guys say it best…
“First cleansing soap I’ve found which doesn’t irritate rosacea on face.”
“I have tried quite a few different cleansers and haven’t found many that have suited my skin, which is very sensitive. This cleansing bar is AMAZING! Leaves your face clean, fresh, and very soft. I love it!! “
“Very easy to use, I think it will last a while. I bought this as more of an “eco swap” but have actually found it’s helped my blemish prone skin too.”
Just a few more reasons why you should make the switch…
Before we go, we wanted to just touch on a few more reasons why switching to bar soap for your facial cleaning routine might just be the best thing you do this year…
- All soap Bars are Ideal for travel- no need for bulky bottles that could leak in your suitcase or your overnight bag. Bar soap is perfect for gym bags too.
- All our soap bars are made without harsh chemicals- we never ever compromise on this. What it says on the label is what you can expect to find inside. Any questions on our ingredients, let us know.
- Our bars are totally free from detergents, SLS, sulphates, alcohol, parabens, sorbates, silicones, palm oil & synthetic preservatives.
- They’re made from 99.9% Naturally Derived Ingredients
- They’re plant based and 100% Vegan.
- They’re Leaping Bunny Cruelty Free.
- They’re plastic Free, Eco Friendly and Biodegradable (soap and packaging).
Hopefully, we’ve convinced you to give it a go- let us know if you have any questions at all!