Shower Gel VS Soap

by Amiel Botha on August 19, 2020

Ever been in a hurry and not knowing whether to grab the shower gel or soap off the rack in the shops? They come in two completely different forms, yet they serve the same purpose. 

The question is which one would you pick?

Long-lasting - Economic

Good quality shower gels such as Manhogany brand of shower gels have quick-foaming formulation that cleans the body without stripping the skin of its protective barrier. It allows for minimum usage by controlling the amount of gel used on a sponge or loofah.

Most people tend to overuse soap, lathering up in bubbles with more soap than needed. Soap can also melt in a bath when submerged, wasting the product without using it to wash and clean. Shower gel lasts longer in the long term, making it a more economic option. Saving you time and money.


When you are on the go and travelling for work or leisure, most hotels and guest houses offer a complimentary soap. Which is without a doubt very convenient but is not always the best travel companion. When using shower gel you don’t need to worry about wrapping a slippery bar of soap with paper or finding a container to transport it. Just close the lid of the shower gel bottle, pack it away and you are on your way.

Different Skin Types 

When it comes to skin type everyone is different and has unique needs. Some need to use a soap or shower gel that hydrates better or does not contain any ingredients that they might have an allergic reaction to. Generic soap bars can contain harsh ingredients that can potentially strip the body of its natural moisture, leaving the skin feeling extra dry or causing irritation.

If you have sensitive skin, you would have to invest in a specialty soap brand or product that is hypoallergenic, which can be pricey.

Manhogany shower gels are formulated with mild natural surfactants that are gentle on different skin types.The aloevera and provitamin B content moisturize and refresh without stripping your skin of its essential moisture. Natural ingredients such as mint, aloevera and hemp oil will act as a soothing agent to the skin, while relieving skin inflammation.

Armour for Skin

A secret ingredient in Manhogany shower gel is Provitamin B5. Also called Panthenol or Dexpanthenol, Provitamin B5 is a member of the powerful B-complex vitamin family. It is a natural humectant, which means it can keep moisture, preventing the skin from drying out. 

Regular soaps can strip skin of its natural moisture by changing its pH level. Healthy skin pH is around 5.5, while most soaps contain a much higher pH level. When a product contains Provitamin B5 it can help to soften and smoothen the skin, while helping to stimulate the healing process done by harmful products and sun damage to the skin.

Environmental Impact

Manhogany shower gel contains coconut oil derivative, which is a more environmentally friendly option and good for your skin. Most soaps contain palm oil, which has a bad reputation due to its destructive effects on nature. The production of palm oil is wiping rain forests and biodiversity.

Last but not least, soaps and shower gels are products we all use on a daily basis. To take better care of our environment, we can make sustainable choices. Brands such as Manhogany shower gels are not just 100% vegan, the bottles are also 100% recyclable.

1 comment
by Phil on August 10, 2020

Well done guys 👍


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