What are the Different Types of Natural Cleanser?

Article Details
  • Written By: Erin J. Hill
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 06 March 2019
  • Copyright Protected:
    Conjecture Corporation
  • Print this Article

Natural cleansers can come in many shapes, sizes, and types. Each variety is used for a different purpose and may implement different natural ingredients to meet various consumer needs. Some kinds of natural cleanser contain fruit extracts, sugar, or natural oils.

One type of natural cleanser uses natural exfoliants to scrub away dead skin cells on the face or body. Sugar is one example of a natural exfoliant, and it can be found in a variety of products. To get the best results from an exfoliating wash, it is important that the right kind is purchased. In other words, only use a natural cleanser made for the face on the face. Exfoliants made for the body may contain larger and more coarse scrubbers which are too harsh for the sensitive skin on the face and neck.

Herbs, fruit, and vegetables may also help create natural cleansers. Many plants have natural medicinal and therapeutic properties which may help alleviate a variety of skin issues. For example, cucumber helps reduce swelling and inflammation. This makes it perfect for under-eye circles and for soothing irritated skin. Other ingredients may contain antibacterial properties, making them perfect for use in an acne cleanser.


A natural cleanser may also be available for those with sensitive skin. This variety may use very gentle healing herbs along with purified water to help prevent irritation and redness. For this variety, using true all-natural ingredients is the key to effectiveness, as many artificial ingredients can make skin troubles worse.

When looking for a natural cleanser, the first place to look is at the local health food store. Often these locations will carry a wide variety of natural cleansers for nearly every skin type. Even so, it is still a good idea to check labels very carefully to be sure an “all-natural” product is actually made from natural ingredients. Not only can a misleading title lead consumers to buy products that aren’t as healthy for them as they think, the all-natural label may make them more expensive even if they are not really derived from entirely natural sources.

As with any cleanser, all-natural cleansers may cause skin irritation in some people. Therefore, it is important to pay close attention to ingredients as well as the skin reaction to avoid serious reactions.



Discuss this Article

Post 3

@talentryto- You should check out the personal care products section of your favorite natural products store, because there you will find a wide variety of natural soaps for all skin types. You will be able to read the labels and find the one that you think will best fit the needs of your skin.

Post 2

@talentryto- I think that you should try a natural soap that is made of olive oil. These types of products not only help moisturize dull, dry skin, but the olive oil in them helps keep break outs and irritations under control.

Olive oil soap is also good for people that are prone to allergic reactions to harsh ingredients, because it is gentle on sensitive skin. Most people rarely have allergic reactions to olive oil.

For people with combination skin, there are olive oil soap products available that also contain other natural ingredients. Chamomile, shea butter, and honey are some other ingredients to look for if you have skin that is prone to irritations, break outs, and dry patches.

Post 1

Does anyone have some hands-on experience with a natural soap for dry skin? There are so many different kinds available on the market that it makes it difficult for consumers to know which is best. I'm looking for one that is moisturizing and soothing.

Post your comments

Post Anonymously


forgot password?