From Metallic Cleansing Bars to Ultra-Gentle Facial Cleansers

By: Joey Haar - Aug 16, 2016
If cleanliness is next to godliness, then soap products should be an essential part of most people's day-to-day lives. But however consumers conceive of soap products, it's difficult to deny that soap transcends demographics to work its way into nearly everyone's daily routines.

For example, kids use soap -- though perhaps not by their own free will. Thus, many soap products are made in fun shapes and designs, like candy hearts or lucky fish, to urge kids to think of hand-washing and bathing as play rather than a chore.

Of course adults use soap products as well, but even among adult demographics there are differences. Men's soap tends to be about toughness: soaps that are made from metals or from pumice are good examples. On the other hand, soaps designed for women are gentle, emphasizing natural ingredients and skin care.