Top 12 Best Soap in 2021

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Soap was traditionally invented for the sole purpose of cleansing the body. Overtime, it has developed to become one of the most popular cleansing and skincare products used daily.

Many brands today are competing for the best soap formula whether it’s bar, liquid or herbal soap. This has undoubtedly led to a rise in innovations in ingredients and packaging in the soap-making industry especially with a recent focus on sustainability and eco-friendliness.

With so many brands around, it can be difficult to know which type of soap is best for your skin and the differences between them. Finding a great soap can make a world of difference and a great tip is to listen to your skin and to choose the soap that is mixed with ingredients that are beneficial for your skin.

The Good news is – whether you have dry, oil, sensitive, mixed or normal skin, there is soap for you! To help you make the right decision, make sure to always check for the TFM value, allergens and pH level on the label.

Familiarizing yourself with ingredients to avoid in soaps such as fragrances, foaming agents and paraben is also useful especially if you have sensitive skin.  It all boils down to choosing the right formula! 

In terms of popularity, bar soaps have officially made a comeback and are now one of well-known forms of soap with an increasing focus on natural and herbal ingredients.

There’s no one-size fits-all solution but with further innovative formulas, soaps are now loaded with beneficial ingredients and are multi-purpose such as brightening, smoothing and moisturizing the skin.

For the best results, make sure to make your face and body wet first and then work the soap into a nice lather before applying on to your body. Gently massage your skin with a circular motion and scrub down like a pro for about 30 seconds. 

Now that we know a little bit more about soap let’s take a look at our top picks that your skin will love. There’s nothing like a soap that is safe for your skin and smells amazing.

From our reviews, we have selected the 12 best soaps to help you get started!


Parrot Herbal Soap

This cleansing bar offers an innovative formula from Japan that helps with brightening the skin as well as effectively cleansing the skin. It is loaded with high quality vitamin C, natural herbs and lemon caviar extract from Australia.

Users rave about this soap for the whipped foam texture and brighter skin results. It’s an ideal choice if you need a soap that helps with exfoliating dead skin cells without irritation or stinging the skin. 

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Bar Soap 120 grams Normal Skin, Suitable for Face and Body Lemon Caviar Extract, The latest vitamin C formula from Japan, Glycerine, Antibacterial agents

Lux Botanical Glowing Skin Soap 450 ml

฿ 28.00 ฿ 338.00
Prices may vary

This is one of Lux’s latest formulas that is infused with natural ingredients, especially honey that is the key ingredient in nourishing and hydrating the skin. The gardenia flowers add a lovely uplifting and sweet fragrance.

Not only is the soap free of parabens, artificial colours and alcohol, it is also blended with 100% natural extracts from flowers and herbs such as sunflower, aloe vera fricia and tea tree oil.

However, there are perfume ingredients mixed into this liquid soap. The texture of the soap is clear gel that is easy to wash off and leaves your skin feeling smooth, soft and moisturized.

A real winner!

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Liquid 120 grams Normal Skin, Sensitive Skin, Suitable for Body Gardenia flower extract Honey, Natural skincare extracts, Perfume

De Leaf Thanaka Soap

฿ 39.00 ฿ 45.00

An extremely gentle soap that has been formulated with Tanaka wood, turmeric, vitamin B3, and Vitamin E. This soap has been designed to boost your skin’s natural radiance and softness.

It comes with a special formula that is gentle for the skin and free of chemicals. Plus, tanaka wood and turmeric and known to be key ingredients in brightening the skin. The soap is easy to wash and creamy enough to produce a lovely foam.

However, the fragrance from the Tanaka wood is quite unique and some may find it too strong. 

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Bar Soap 100 grams Normal skin, Allergy-prone skin, Suitable for Face and Body Thanaka wood extract, Turmeric, Glycerin, Vitamin C & Vitamin E

Abhaibhubejhr Mangosteen Peel Soap


฿ 71.00 ฿ 87.00

Abhaibhubejhr has added this bar soap to its range of heroes to treat acne problems especially on the back. If you are an active person and do a lot of sports you would have probably have heard of this brand as it is popular amongst sports enthusiasts.

The formulation includes mangosteen extract that is rich in antioxidants and resists against bacteria as well as reducing oiliness and sweat.

One of the winning factors of this soap is that it helps the skin to heal from inflammation and tighten pores. Given its long list of benefits, it comes at a very wallet friendly price.

However, if you have sensitive skin, be cautious as the soap contains perfume ingredients. 

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Bar Soap 100 grams Normal Skin Mangosteen peel extract, Glycerin, Antibacterial agents, Perfume

Erb Wine & Rose Bath Oil

Prices may vary

This Thai brand presents an innovative formula – Milk Bath Oil. It is one of our favourites not just because it looks nice but also because it is loaded with natural extracts.

Some of its key ingredients are RoseHip Oil that helps with skin cleansing and Vitamin A that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and scars.

Plus, the evening primrose oil helps with skin repair and vitamin C from pomegranate oil helps to fight free radicals. It definitely sounds like a perfect addition to your bath routine. 

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Liquid Soap 230 grams Normal Skin, Suitable for Body Natural Oils, Pomegranate Oil, Rosehip Oil, Primrose Oil

Dettol Aurra Aloe Vera and Avocado Oil

฿. 99.00 ฿ 118.00
Prices may vary

If you are looking for a soap that will protect your skin as well as cleaning the dirt and reducing bacteria build-up, look no further.

Dettol Aurra Aloe Vera soap is packed with natural extracts from Aloe Vera and Avocado oil that helps to nourish the skin as well as retaining the skin’s moisture. Dettol is one of the first brands that comes to mind when thinking about antibacterial soaps. The soap is long-lasting and the texture is not too hard or too soft.

A great choice if you are looking for a soap that’s adaptable to your face and body as well as reducing acne inflammation.

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Bar Soap 125 grams Normal Skin, Suitable for Face and Body Aloe Vera, Avocado Oil, Moisturizer

Madame Heng, Dr. Jeng Formula Balance Botanical Soap

฿ 280.00
Prices may vary

We love Madame Heng’s newest soap, Dr. Jeng Formula Balance Botanical soap. It comes in a lovely package that will make you even want to buy it as a souvenir.

This brand has been a favourite amongst many since 1949 and has made a comeback with this botanical formula that is loaded with herbal ingredients extracted from phthalinea, turmeric and chamomile to give the extra attention and care your skin needs.

The soap is great for skin that tends to be dry, sensitive or easily irritated.  Plus, it gives your skin a refreshing smell after showering. There is a range of recipes that you can find from Madame Heng to meet different skin types but the Formula Balance Botanical soap is our favourite!

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Bar Soap 150 g, 1 box contains 3 soaps Normal skin, sensitive skin Turmeric, Camomile, Glycerin, Antibacterial agents, lavender essential oil

Panpuri Revive Youth Power Shower Oil

฿ 648.00 ฿ 720.00
Prices may vary

This brand stands out for its ingredients that are suitable for gentle and dry skin. The soap is infused with 5 pure oils that are high in antioxidants and effectively cleanses to rid your skin off dirt, excess oil, and environmental pollution.

Not to mention it is also mixed with milk to nourish the skin and does not make the skin oily or greasy. Natural ingredients include organic pomegranate seed extract that helps to nourish and revitalize the skin.

Plus, Japanese fermented rice stimulates the production of collagen and pure flower root extract helps slow down the degeneration of skin cells. Finish off with the lovely scent of Rose Absolute that helps you to relax.

Panpuri revives youth power shower oil is ideal for those with sensitive skin as it is not mixed with sulfates, parabens, synthetic colors or fragrances.

Although, It’s a bit on the pricey side but given the benefits it brings, we think it is well worth it. Not to mention that it is also a great choice because it is cruelty-free. 

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Liquid Soap 180 ml Normal Skin, Sensitive and Allergy-prone skin Natural oils, Sunflower seed oil , Jojoba oil, Olive oil, Pomegranate Oil, Oil extracted from the root of the flower, Japanese fermented rice

Bennett C Soap

฿ 44.00 ฿ 60
Prices may vary

Fancy treating your skin to a natural bar soap? This incredibly popular soap by Bennett C contains a good amount of vitamin E, Vitamin C and natural extracts.

It promises to help your skin look more radiant and smooth while also protecting it from acne, blemishes and heat rash. The soap can be used for both body and face but as it contains citrus herbs and tamaine ingredients, it would be best suited for the body if you have dry skin.

We definitely recommend this soap for people with oily skin, acne problems or uneven skin tone, though all skin types can reap its benefits.

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Bar Soap 130 grams Oily Skin, Normal Skin, Acne and uneven skin, Suitable For Body Oil extracts from citrus herbs, tamarind, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Glycerin

Acne Aid Soap

฿ 195.00 ฿ 260.00
Prices may vary

Got acne problems? Acne aid is here to save you. As one of the most well-known skincare brands, it’s not surprising that acne aid quickly earned its name in the soap industry after launching its first bar and liquid soaps.

The soap is a top choice for people with oily skin and acne problems especially on the back. However, the bar soap utilizes sodium cocoate as one of the main ingredients and therefore may lead to dryness and itchiness for people with dry and sensitive skin.

All in all, this soap is perfect for people with oily skin and acne. It is a body bar and should not be applied on the face as the formula may lead to dryness and tightness.  

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Bar Soap 100 grams Oily Skin, Acne-Prone Skin, Suitable for Body Sulfonate Factor, Sodium palmate, Sodium cocoate

Protex Propolis 500 m

฿ 269.70
Prices may vary

A trusted name for antibacterial soap. Protex offers natural ingredients such as propolis, a natural extract that bees use to protect their hive from bacteria.

Just a small dab of this antibacterial liquid soap and your skin will be protected against bacteria and pollution. The soap also foams up nicely so you can be sure to have a nice shower. 

Bear in mind that because it’s an antibacterial soap cream, it is recommended to consult a doctor before using it, especially if you have sensitive skin. 

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Liquid Soap 500 ml Normal Skin, Suitable for Body Honeycomb extract, Propolis Extract, Antibacterial agents, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Perfume

Ing On Herbal Rice Milk Soap 

฿ 74.00 ฿ 148.00
Prices may vary

This is one of the first formulas from ing ong soap that has led the brand to stay ahead of the game.  We are always looking for ways to get the most out of our money and this soap is known to be longer lasting than other brands.

You can count on Ing On soap for not causing dry skin or allergies as the brand is not mixed with any foaming agent. This rice milk formula also comes with outstanding properties including brightening, smoothening, softening and moisturizing the skin.

Users also love the baby powder fragrance from the soap. Plus, the soap is crafted with vitamins E, B2 and B5 that helps the skin to naturally maintain its youthness.

Another interesting fact is that it is made 100% from vegetable oil without any animal fats or chemical additives. This makes the soap one of our top soap choices that is budget-friendly and great for sensitive skin. 

Form of SoapAmountSkin Type Key Ingredients
Bar Soap 160 grams Normal Skin, Oily Skin, Allergy prone skin Milk Extract of rice germ, Vitamins E, B3, and B5, 100% Vegetable Oil

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