With Lux, Capri, Rexona and Lifebuoy dominating the soap market in Pakistan for a long time, newer players in the industry have totally overshadowed the oldies and offer a vast range of options to the customer. From regular hand soaps to whitening, gel and liquid variety, now soaps come in many variants and are manufactured by multiple brands worldwide. They are also sold by various skin concerns, skin types and are different for men, women and babies. Read on for the best brands of soaps in multiple categories and check out soap prices in Pakistan on this page.
Best Soap Brands in Pakistan
Some people prefer body wash or face wash over soaps for the less irritation they cause but the kind of clean you get with a soap bar is an unrivalled feeling. That's why many people still use bath soaps or facial soaps for daily cleansing. Here are the best brands you will find for various skin types and concerns.
1. Medicated/Antibacterial Soap
Dettol, Safeguard, Dial, Softsoap and Lifebuoy are the leading brands of antibacterial soaps in Pakistan. Dial Mountain Fresh Antibacterial Bar Soap, Softsoap Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap and Defense Soap are excellent for getting rid of toxins and bacteria from the skin.
While most of them work wonders, some of them may contain triclosan which is long known as an ingredient of concern and may alter the way a human's hormones work. Some countries have also banned these toiletries for the potential harm they can cause.
Medicated soaps are prescribed by your physician for certain medical conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, itchy skin, acne, rosacea etc. These should only be used on the advice of a professional skincare expert. Also, they cant be used indefinitely and one needs to discontinue use after a certain period of time. Not doing so would cause more harm than good in the long run.
2. Baby Soaps
The soft and delicate baby skin needs special formulation and mild ingredients in a soap. For this reason, only safe and authentic brands should be used. These include Aveeno, Mothercare, Johnson's, Eucerin, Burt's Bees and CeraVe. Just make sure to buy a product with the least amount of detergent and absolutely no preservatives.
3. Beauty Soaps for Women
Generally, skin types include oily, dry, combination, normal and sensitive. Beauty bars or soap manufacturers take into account different skin types and produce soaps accordingly to suit them all. The 100% natural Makari Caviar Enriched soap is a great option for women with dry and parched skin as this soap nourishes and hydrates the skin. Cetaphil Deep Cleansing Bar and Bamboo Charcoal Soap are good options for oily skin.
4. Soap for Men
Men's skin differs from women in terms of texture, concerns and thickness. What works on a woman's skin may not do anything for a man for being a bit too mild. That's why multiple leading brands manufacture specially formulated soaps for men. Dove Men+Care Deep Clean Body and Face Bar Soap and The Rich and Clean No 09 Bar Soap are two of the best in the business.
5. Liquid & Gel Soaps
The liquid variety is convenient for use at places where hygiene is a concern or where multiple people share the restroom. It is also a less messy solution and comes in a plethora of options. Popular liquid or gel soap brands in Pakistan are
6. Bath Soaps
While facial soaps are suitable for the delicate skin of the face, they do little to nothing for the skin of the body due to being mild. There are some neutral soaps that can be used for both facial and body skin but it is always best to keep facial and body soaps separate. Cetaphil, CeraVe, Dove, Olay, Lux, Himalaya Herbals, Drunk Elephant JuJu Bar and Soleil Essentials are some of the leading names in the business.
7. Whitening Soap
Some people like to enhance their complexion to a few tones lighter. The centuries-old handcrafted Goat Milk products for skin whitening have found worldwide popularity in the form of a goat milk soap in recent years. The acids in goat's milk are said to have skin bleaching properties that enhance the skin's brightness and improve its tone. Some of the best in the industry are GlutaMax Whitening soap, Dove White Beauty Bar, Golden Pearl Whitening Milk Soap and Saeed Ghani Sandal Soap are top names when it comes to whitening soaps.
Most soap bars contain caustic soda, preservatives and other chemicals that may be too harsh for the skin. Make sure to read the labels before buying to avoid using a harmful product on your face or body. Lesser the chemicals, the better and safe to use it is.