Softsoap is an antibacterial hand soap that is supposed to be moisturizing as well as protective for the hands.
Softsoap is actually the trade name for the Colgate-Palmolive company’s line of liquid hand soaps. It was first sold by Robert R. Taylor in 1980 as a pump soap through his company, The Minnetonka Corporation. In 1987, he sold his brand to Colgate-Palmolive.
Benefits Of Using The Softsoap Hand Soap
The main benefits of using Softsoap hand soap are:
- It provides a refreshing scent
- Eliminates 99.9% of bacteria (in a handwashing test vs. the following common harmful bacteria: S. aureus & E. coli)
- It is Dermatologist tested
- Enriched with moisturizers
- It is Paraben-free and formulated without phthalates
- Helps protect the skin’s natural barrier by retaining the skin’s natural moisture
- It comes in a recyclable Bottle
Our Experience with SoftSoap
We use hand soaps here in the office at Sasily quite a bit so we decided to replace the ones we had with Softsoap for a while to see how it would work.
We all agree that it is not as drying as many of the other brands that we tried. However, what we did notice is that you have to rinse your hands very well to get all of the soap off of them. If not, you will end up with a slick residue that will leave your hands a little sticky.
I have a habit of moisturizing my hands after washing them already but I found that my hands did feel just slightly tight after washing. It was not a super dry feeling but I still felt like I needed to moisturize.
All in all, we all agree that it’s a good enough hand soap and the price point is pretty great too!
Is Softsoap good for hands?
From our experience and research, we think that Softsoap Hand Soap is perfectly safe and good for your hands.
It keeps them clean without making them too dry, and it makes your hands smell great!
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Is this hand soap antibacterial?
The Softsoap Hand Soap is antibacterial. It contains 0.13% Benzalkonium Chloride which is the antibacterial agent.
However, it is also available in other options that are not antibacterial.
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Can you use Softsoap hand soap on your body or face?
You should not use the Softsoap Hand Soap on your body or face.
It was not designed to be used on your face or body. It might cause irritation.
Can it help with acne?
If you happen to get acne on your arms or hands, then this soap might help. However, I do not recommend using this. It is highly scented and contains other dyes and ingredients that could irritate your sensitive skin.
It is not designed to treat acne and you should not use it on other parts of your body or face.
Better soaps for acne are ones with salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide.
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Ingredients In Softsoap Hand Soap
The main active ingredient in the Softsoap Hand Soap is Benzalkonium Chloride 0.13 %. This is the main antibacterial agent.
The other main ingredients include:
- Cetrimonium Chloride
- Lauramidopropylamine Oxide
- Sodium Chloride
- Cocamide MEA
- PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate
- Citric Acid
- Tetrasodium EDTA
Since this soap comes in various fragrances and options, some of the ingredients like the dyes and fragrance additives will be different. Some may have more ingredients than others.
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Side Effects Of Using The Softsoap Handsoap
The main side effects associated with using this hand soap are irritation and allergic reactions (very rare but always a possibility).
If you are sensitive to strong fragrances and dyes then this soap might not be best for you.
Also, as always, I recommend that you check your ingredients list to make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients that are included in the formula. If you are unsure, I recommend that you do a patch test first for a few days to see how your skin will react.
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Where To Buy Softsoap Hand Soaps
These hand soaps can be easily purchased at most major retail outlets like Walmart, Walgreens, Target, etc.
It can also be purchased online.