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If you have sensitive skin, it’s not always easy finding a good body wash. Many times, you have to check out the ingredients and cross-reference a ton of reviews before you bet on a product. But with Shire Suds, you can help keep your skin’s inflammation and redness to a minimum.
Based in Vermont, Shire Shuds is an LGBTQIA+ owned beauty brand and small business that caters to dry and sensitive skin. The company offers a line of uniquely handmade body soaps that are safe for those with rosacea, eczema, acne and other skin issues to enjoy.
The idea all started when founder Dallas struggled to find a body wash that wouldn’t cause skin to flake or itch. But after coming up short time and time again, the brand’s creator decided to take matters into their own hands.
Enter: Shire Suds.
Now, what makes the brand unique is its use of vegan and non-comedogenic ingredients. That includes everything from shea butter and babassu oil to hemp oil and olive oil, most of which have anti-inflammatory properties and are great for softening and moisturizing the skin, according to Healthline.
Not to mention, all the soaps have been tested on real people with problematic skin, including the founder.
“I test all my products on myself before selling them, and as a transgender person undergoing hormone therapy, my skin is especially temperamental,” they wrote on the company’s website. “I love using my own products, and I think they keep my skin clean and smooth without irritating it or drying it out.”
For those who struggle with acne, you may want to try out the Peppermint Iced Tea Face Soap, which includes a blend of peppermint and tea tree oils. Also, the Eczema Soap is super gentle and a great option for all skin types. Plus, there’s even a couple of options for men, such as the vegan massage body oil that you can use on your arms and legs.
For a peek into the brand’s entire soap collection, take a look at these stand-out items below.
Face Soap, $15
This soap has a gentle moisturizing effect that is perfect for everyday use. It also has a light scent, which is a blend of cashmere, soft florals and sweet berries.
Oat Soap, $15
Described as “extra-soft” and “extra-gentle,” this soap is a true win for sensitive skin users. It contains colloidal oatmeal, which has been used to help treat dry and itchy skin like eczema.
Named after a patch of woods in Vermont, this charcoal-colored soap is one of the brand’s must-have options for men. It combines birch, grass and pine to create one beautiful forest-like scent. Not to mention, it’s great for all skin types, including dry, oily, combination and sensitive.
Custom Soap 10 Bars, $120
If you’re looking to splurge on a self-care gift, this may be just what the doctor ordered. This set comes with 10 custom soap bars, with the option to choose your soap color and fragrance. It also includes a blend of moisturizing ingredients like glycerin and shea butter.
If you liked this story, you might also enjoy Non Gender Specific, a skin care “brand for all humans.”
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