Is Aleppo soap a real beauty treasure or just a fad? Ohmymag will take you through all the uses of this special soap which has several benefits you might not expect!
The Benefits Of Using Aleppo Soap
Antiseptic, soothing, emollient, moisturising, and hypoallergenic. Aleppo soap is full of benefits for your skin. True Aleppo soap is made with 100% natural products. Beware of counterfeits which may include additives that are aggressive to the skin.
Composed only of olive oil, bay laurel oil, natural soda and water, Aleppo soap is perfect for beauty fans looking to avoid artificial preservatives. Aleppo soap is ideal for all skin types, even babies. Traditional Aleppo soap in bars (recognisable by its green/brown colour and its recognisable traditional stamp) is preferable to liquid versions that are less concentrated and don't provide as much moisture to the skin.
1. Key benefits: The primary property of Aleppo soap is to deeply moisturise the skin. Recommended by most dermatologists, thanks to its natural composition, Aleppo soap is suitable for all skin types, whether healthy or problematic. Aleppo soap can help relieve itching for those suffering from psoriasis, acne, and eczema because it will help hydrate the skin.
The combination of olive oil and bay laurel oil will help your skin regain suppleness and softness, giving skin a more youthful look. It can also serve as an anti-dandruff shampoo, helping to moisturise the scalp to limit flaking. Placed on the face while allowing it to dry, it makes an excellent mask to minimise imperfections and rejuvenate tired complexions. Finally, Aleppo soap makes a perfect shaving foam because it facilitates the gliding of the razor and hydrates skin that has been subjected to razor burn.
2. Cost: Victim of its own success, Aleppo soap is experiencing a resurgence of counterfeits on the market. These soaps, much less natural than the real Aleppo soap, are generally no longer composed of olive oil and are less concentrated in bay laurel oil: often based on palm oil, they are recognizable by more uniform colour and do not float in water (unlike Aleppo soap).
Don't get caught out, make sure to always check the ingredients of the product you're buying. A 300g bar of Aleppo soap costs around £3.50. Organic specialist stores or pharmacies are the best places to buy.