Which one to take on an adventure?
You like to travel ? Soap can be an ideal option for globetrotters. It takes up very little space for more use time, and you can slip it into your hand luggage without any problem. For shower gel, you will have to settle for a mini size, very often expensive and far from being eco-responsible. In fact, in hand luggage, it's 100mL maximum!
On the other hand, solid soap takes time to dry, making it difficult to throw it in your bag directly after a shower. And even at home, this is impractical. You have probably already experienced this: it remains wet and slippery, difficult to prop it up on the edge of the bathtub or shower. Plus, it dissolves in the soap dish. In this regard, shower gel takes the advantage.
There are pros and cons for each of them, in terms of practicality, it's a tie.
Very gentle on the wallet
Washing with a solid soap is generally less expensive than with a shower gel. The first obvious reason is that it is generally sold at a lower cost. Also, you will need to renew it less often, because in fact, you may tend to waste liquid shower gel more easily.
Very gentle for the planet
It's obvious, here bar soap wins, and overwhelmingly. Its ecological and economic aspect: these are its strong points. It is more environmentally friendly, firstly because it does not require a bottle, and then because it is obviously biodegradable. Buying solid soap means reducing your plastic consumption. In addition, soap is much more sustainable, as it avoids waste. Who has never been too strong when pouring their shower gel into their hand?
As for shower gel, its plastic bottle is detrimental. And at a time when taking care of our planet is an emergency, this element is not negligible. Added to this is the transport of millions of bottles which take up considerable space. The ecological impact is heavy!
The soap can be satisfied with a protective film of paper or cardboard for its transport.
The world of cosmetics is constantly evolving: it wants to be in tune with the times by responding to the expectations and concerns of its time.
Shower gels and soaps are no exception, and fortunately so. The bathroom is the second most polluting room in a home. Faced with this, in the shower, you also have the right to a cleaner composition of your products, and at the same time, to a response to current environmental emergencies.
Many cleaner formulations have been designed for soaps, and as for shower gel, it has launched the era of solid and refillable products. This format is more economical and more responsible. We find products that normally contain water (initially in liquid, gel or cream form) in compact or powder versions. It is a concentrated format, often with healthy ingredients, which contains little (or no)