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Bar Soap vs. Beauty Bar: What is the Difference?

Are you confused about soap? Don’t worry. You aren’t the only one. When it comes to keeping clean, is there a difference between a bar of soap and a beauty bar? The simple answer is yes, but there is a lot more to it than that. 

How the wellness trend is impacting beauty formulation: Top tips for personal care innovation

Abigail Usher and Holy Jones for Croda In today's fast-paced world and challenging emotional landscape, prioritising self-care and holistic wellness has become essential. This has seen a significant shift in the beauty industry and its consumers. The traditional notion of beauty has expanded to encompass not only external appearance but also the deeper focus on health and internal balance.

A Rundown of All Our Stick-Format Product Options

Introducing a revolution in personal care – our collection of stick-format essentials that align perfectly with the latest skincare trends. Our unique manufacturing expertise ensures top-tier quality, from cutting-edge deodorants to efficient cleansers.

Benzoyl Peroxide Bar Soap: Common Questions and Expert Answers

If you've ever struggled with acne or pesky blemishes, chances are you've come across benzoyl peroxide (BPO) as a potential solution. In the realm of skincare, BPO is a well-known ingredient praised for its acne-fighting properties, and its popularity isn't waning!

Eczema Takes Big Toll on Mental Health, Survey Finds

Dennis Thompson for U.S. News Eczema can be a burden on the mind as well the body, a new survey shows. People with eczema are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, and it worsens when additional allergic symptoms occur, according to a study to be presented Thursday at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) annual meeting in Anaheim, Ca

2024 Skin and Personal Care Ingredient Trends

As we kick off another new year, we are busy helping our brand partners choose on-trend and highly effective ingredients for their next skincare products. While there are always high performers to consider, like vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, we have seen a few new ingredients stealing the spotlight.

Travel-Friendly Skincare: Tips for Healthy Skin on the Go

Traveling is always an exciting adventure, but any disruption to your everyday routine can take a toll - even on your skin. From changing climates to the dry air in airplanes, maintaining a healthy glow on the go requires extra care. Here are a few practical tips to help you maintain balance and keep your skin radiant throughout your travels.

7 Shampoo Bar Benefits That Will Make You Want to Switch to Solids

The Earthling Co. When you’ve used liquid shampoo all your life, it can be difficult to imagine washing your hair with anything else. Liquid hair cleansers have been the norm for nearly 100 years, and they seem to work well enough. 

Prep for Winter Skin with These Moisturizing Ingredients  

When the wind gets chilly and the leaves start falling, you know winter is just around the corner. How else can you tell? Your skin begins revolting! According to a recent survey, 77% percent of Americans say their skin suffers from dryness in the winter.

Jojoba Oil's Role in Hair and Body Care

Jojoba is an evergreen desert plant native to the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. A liquid wax called jojoba oil can be extracted from its seeds. The oil closely resembles human skin's natural oils.

Adding Some Flair to Personal Care

Lianna Albrizio for Happi Magazine Three years after the pandemic, personal care rituals once kept private, but now shared on social media, continue to have a profound impact on consumer purchasing behavior.

The Environmental Impact of Palm Oil and its Carbon Footprint in Skincare

In today's world, skincare has become more than just a beauty regimen; it reflects our commitment to personal well-being and the environment. While palm oil is a common ingredient in many skincare products, its production has raised concerns due to its environmental impact.

Men’s use of personal care products has doubled since 2004, according to new consumer survey

WASHINGTON – The average adult man in the U.S. uses 11 different personal care products each day – nearly twice as many as 20 years ago – according to a survey by Morning Consult. And some of these products use ingredients linked to serious health harms.

Transitioning to Natural Deodorant: What to Expect  

Switching from conventional deodorants to natural alternatives is a conscious choice many individuals make to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Natural deodorants are gaining popularity due to their avoidance of ingredients perceived to be harmful, which are often found in mainstream products.

How to Choose the Right Bar Soap for Your Skin Type

Bar soap isn't what it used to be. Over the decades, it has gone from a very basic, overly drying, and overly perfumed product that had only one use: to cleanse, and that's it. Thankfully, things have changed! We now have many different options for maintaining healthy and radiant skin.

7 Ways to Make Your Skin Care Routine More Sustainable

Ecobnb Do you want to make your skincare routine more sustainable but aren’t sure how? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of seven easy ways that you can make your skincare routine more eco-friendly.

What is the Difference Between a Deodorant and an Anti-Perspirant?   

Staying fresh throughout the day is one of the key aspects that our personal care items allow us. When it comes to tackling odor, two of the most popular items we reach for are deodorants and antiperspirants. Do you know what the difference between these two products is, though?

The Future of Sustainable Skincare Comes in a Stick Format  

We live in a fast-paced world. If we know one thing for sure, it's that today's personal care consumer wants a fast, simple skincare routine that is both eco-friendly and efficient. As we've explained in an article from earlier in the year, skinimalism is in. The five-step beauty routine is out.

This Plant Ingredient May Be The Key To Naturally Supple & Glowing Skin

Jessica Fields for The Zoe Report There are a few skin care results that will always be high on the radar for beauty enthusiasts. For example, firm, plump skin with fewer wrinkles are just a few of the desired outcomes from the products in many daily routines. 

#SkinFlooding: Does this Tik Tok Trend Work?

It seems there is a new Tik Tok trend every few weeks. While most of us know about the latest dance trend or overused meme, those paying attention to skincare content are the ones who benefit the most. #skinflooding has been on many personal care enthusiasts’ radar these past few months.

The Packaging Waste Crisis: How do we get out of this mess?

Tom Szaky for Happi Magazine “Waste” is, surprisingly, a modern idea. Sure, animals have always created waste, but when a squirrel poops in the forest, that poop is an input nature can benefit from. Likewise, for most of human history, our waste has been useful to nature: an apple core, the carbon dioxide we exhale, our body and excreta, even our products—like the wood of a chair or the cotton of a shirt. 

4 Easy Ways to Treat Yourself

It can be hard to make some time for yourself. We often get so caught up in work or school tasks, family life, and personal obligations that we don't even realize we need a break. Mental health is a hot topic right now for a great reason.

Easy Ways to Help Your Kids Understand the Importance of Washing Their Hands

The battle to get your kids to wash their hands seems never-ending. When asked if they have washed their hands (after using the restroom, before dinner, etc.), only 1 in 4 parents actually believe their kids when they say they have (Esposito). Teaching children good hygiene habits from a young age is crucial to that child's long-term health.

The Best Ways to Make Your Bar Soap Last Longer

We love bar soap. We've been manufacturing it for decades. The unassuming bar of soap has become innovative on so many levels. It is a cleanser and can also be an exfoliator, a moisturizer, an acne-fighter, and even a shampoo. Eco-friendly beauty essential bar soap is timeless because it is adaptable, sustainable, and reliable.

The Old-School $2 Bar Soap My Mom Swears Gets Any Stain Out

Kaitlyn Yarborough for Southern Living There’s no day more nerve-wracking than the one that you decide to wear white jeans or a fancy shirt, bravely risking it all any time you eat, drink, or spend time outside. 

How to Target the Male Skincare Market

As long as there has been advertising, the skincare market has primarily targeted women. What's up with that? Do men not use any skincare products? We very much doubt that. The male skincare market is growing more each day and is expected to continue on that rising path.

Bakuchiol: Why we are Seeing this “Retinol Alternative” Everywhere

Those seeking to improve common aging skin issues like wrinkles and sagging have often considered retinal the gold standard skincare ingredient. A derivative of Vitamin A, retinol is a proven ingredient that increases collagen production, improves skin texture, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

How to Find a Good Psoriasis Soap

Anna Giorgi for Very Well Health While there is no cure for psoriasis, certain soaps, bodywashes, and shampoos can help improve symptoms. Options range from drugstore brands to homemade recipes, with various choices and price points.Psoriasis usually forms on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back, but it can also appear on your eyelids, lips, ears, skinfolds, hands, feet, and nails. 

4 Tips for Glowing Springtime Skin

Spring is the perfect time to switch things up and improve your skincare routine. A time for new beginnings, spring offers us the chance to give our largest organ the extra TLC it deserves. Warmer weather and longer days mean more exposed skin and more opportunity for that exposure to cause issues.

The Many Benefits of Avocado Oil for Skin  

Have you noticed that food, drink, and spice trends eventually make their way into the skincare world? Items traditionally considered only ingestible are often eventually used as topicals for their multi-faceted benefits. Some best-known examples are oatmeal, coconut, fruits such as mandarin and lemon, sea salt, honey, and even turmeric and green tea.

All the Rage: Goat's Milk Soap

Bar soap trends come and go. Some ingredients gain traction in the skincare industry and eventually die down. One exception to this typical process is goat’s milk. Goat’s milk has long been known to improve skin. One of the first stories regarding goat’s milk for skincare dates to the 30s and 40s BC.

What Consumers Want from Beauty in 2023

Denise Herich for Global Cosmetic Industry U.S. beauty consumers have rallied in 2022 to help the industry recover from pandemic lows.Seventy-five percent of U.S. beauty-buying females say that beauty buying has become as important or more important to them now, post-pandemic, than it was prior to the pandemic’s onset.

Multi-Function Skincare is on the Rise, and Here’s Why

Today, consumers realize that less is more. If the pandemic taught us anything, it is that sometimes, we over-overindulge. We don’t need as much “stuff” as we used to. Notably, personal care is an area where paring down has become the new normal. 

This Is the *Only* Way a Dermatologist Wants You To Use Bar Soap in The Shower

Kara Jillian Brown for Well + Good Washing with a bar of soap isn't rocket science, but believe it or not, there is a right and a wrong way to use it: According to dermatologists, if your soap isn't properly sudsy, it may not be getting you as clean as you'd think.

The Link Between Nutrition, Hydration, and Skincare

What we eat and drink affects every part of us. Because our skin is the outermost part of our body, we don’t often consider the effects food and beverages have on it. In addition to asking, “How will this food make my stomach feel?” we should perhaps be asking, “Is the food I regularly eat affecting my skin?”

Woman shares simple hack for keeping clothes smelling fresh for longer

Laura Hampson for Yahoo Life A new year means a new start, which is why we think now is the perfect time to try a hack to spruce the way you store your clothes. As the cold months continue to linger, it can be hard to keep clothes smelling fresh, especially if your home suffers from a mould or damp problem.

2023 Skin and Personal Care Trends

The new year is officially rolling, which means a new set of trending personal care ingredients! As skin minimalism gains traction and customers reduce their product footprint, they seek ingredients that pack a punch.

What is African Black Soap?

If you are a bar soap user, you’ll likely have noticed one variety that is always present on store shelves: African black soap. Either you love it and use it every day, or you’ve been wondering what it is and if you should try it. Curious minds will be happy to know this classic soap formulation has stuck around for several reasons.

Can you use olive oil on your skin?

Grove Collaborative This pantry staple just got a major glow up. Find out about the many amazing benefits of olive oil and how to use this miracle oil in your skincare routine.

Bar Soap Myth: Is it Just as Wasteful as Liquid?

Taking a moment to wash our hands has become so routine that it is difficult to stop and consider the product we are using. Do you use bar soap or liquid hand soap? A beauty bar in the shower or a body wash? 75% of people are concerned about purchasing products that are environmentally friendly.

"Anti-Aging" Skincare is Aging Out, and No One's Complaining

Why are we afraid of aging? What about fine lines and wrinkles make us want to cover up and hide? We have all heard Oscar Wilde's famous quote, "with age comes wisdom," so why aren't we proud of that? Our age lines should be worn like a badge of honor, and skincare customers are beginning to realize that.

Skin Fasting Is the Latest TikTok Skin-Care Hack, But Does It Work?

Casey Clark for Shape Whether it's using Preperation H as an under-eye cream, taping your skin before bed for a clear complexion, or rubbing Pepto-Bismol on your skin for a clear complexion, there's always something related to skin care floating around on TikTok. But the latest trend to hit the popular social media app doesn't involve adding anything to your skin-care routine. Instead, it's all about paring it back. Enter: skin-care fasting.

Colloidal Oatmeal: The Perfect Cold Weather Ingredient

Itchy, irritated, and inflamed. Do these words sound all too familiar? Winter is coming, and it can wreak havoc on your skin. Low humidity levels and all the dry indoor heat we are exposed to suck the moisture right out, leaving our skin struggling to keep up.

Soap Brows Are the (Worst Kept!) Secret to Full, Defined Brows in a Swipe

Deanna Pai for Ipsy When it comes to brows, more is more. Need proof? Look no further than soap brows, the eyebrow trend that’s been around for a few years as an easy way to get a DIY laminated brow look. Its claim to fame? Helping create the look of feathery, natural brows—no matter what kind of arches you’re working with. 

3 Reasons You Should Remove Your Makeup Every Night

We've all heard it time and time again. "Don't sleep with your makeup on!" We know it isn't good for your skin, but what is the problem? There will always be those lazy nights when we just don't feel like putting that extra step in before bed, and that's fine – but only very occasionally.

What Makes Shea Butter So Popular?

If you haven’t noticed by now, shea butter has become pretty mainstream when it comes to skincare. About a decade ago, this impressive, all-natural ingredient began crossing over from a trend to a modern staple. Its beneficial vitamins and minerals make it ideal for soaps, lotions, facial masks, shampoos, and much more.

The Return of Bar Soap: Why Everyone is in a Lather

Jamie Rosen for Town & Country My sister is famously discerning when it comes to just about everything. The hangers in her closet are perfectly spaced, every scuff-free shoe stands at attention, and her suitcase is always neatly organized with packing cubes. 

How and Why to Use a Laundry Bar

Finding a reliable laundry stain remover is tough. Knowing that the product is eco-friendly is even more difficult. The demand for clean, green, and effective consumer products is expanding from skincare to household and personal care. After all, more things affect our bodies and skin microbiome than just topicals.

How to Care for Your Sensitive Skin

The problem with the label “sensitive skin” is that it can mean many things - from dry spots or burning sensations to allergic reaction rashes and acne breakouts. Everyone’s skin can be sensitive in a way that is unique to them.

Waterless Beauty Can Help Save The Planet, And Your Skin

Sara Radin for Vogue UK Thanks to the rise of clean beauty people are looking for healthier, more sustainable alternatives when it comes to cosmetics. Here, we investigate the impact that water-filled products can have on the environment, and why going water-free might be the eco-friendly change we all need to make.

4 Excellent Plant-Based Skincare Ingredients

Whether you are a strong advocate for skincare or just keep it simple with soap and a moisturizer, you’ve likely been hearing a lot of buzz words lately. The clean beauty movement has seen substantial growth thanks to Gen Z and Millennials, along with words like plant-based, all-natural, and vegan.

Why You Should Switch to a Solid Dish Soap

We've said before, and we'll say it again: The future of cleaning and personal hygiene is solid. We've seen the data; consumers are seeking more ways to reduce their waste, especially when it comes to plastic. For consumer brands to succeed, it will be essential to focus on sustainability.

Sustainable Skincare Routines for New Moms

cocokind As a new mom, you have a lot of responsibilities. But perhaps the most important one of all is teaching your little one how to be a responsible human in the world. That trickles down to the smallest details--even your skincare routine.

Skin Hydration Tips and Tricks

Does it feel like you are losing the skin hydration battle? Some days, it can be easy to feel discouraged when dealing with dry, flaky skin. It creates physical and mental irritation. Dry skin can even make fine lines and wrinkles look more prominent.

4 Ways to Reduce Your Ecological Footprint (in Personal Care)

Making simple changes to your personal care routine may sound unproductive or futile in the big scheme of things: However, becoming part of the bigger picture will reduce the demand for unsustainable consumer goods.

The Nuances of Sustainable Packaging

Olivia Hancock for Brydie According to the organization Zero Waste, more than 120 billion units of cosmetics packaging are produced each year globally. The beauty industry's massive (and problematic) environmental footprint has led sustainable packaging to become a very hot topic, and every brand is approaching the conversation differently.

#skinimalism – What it Means and Why it’s Trending

If we can consider one positive thing that came out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it must be the regression to a more simplified lifestyle. As many of us stayed safe at home, we felt we didn’t need to maintain our regular skin and makeup routines

7 Skin-Care Trends That Will Dominate 2022

Taylore Glynn for Allure We might not fancy ourselves psychics here at Allure, but we sure know a trend when we see one. We'll admit that 2021 did do a fabulous job of keeping us guessing: After a year of intense shifts in priorities, new skin-care concerns, and supply chain issues all due to COVID-19, the beauty world looks as different as we all feel. 

Gentle & Eco-Friendly: Our New Makeup Removal Bar

Making a conscious effort to reduce plastic usage and water waste is becoming easier as more and more skincare companies choose to go the solid-cleansing route. Generations Y and Z are some of our clients’ biggest target markets, and they care more about sustainable purchase choices than generations before.

The Benefits of Orange Blossom for Skincare

Today is National Orange Blossom Day! You might be thinking, “why do we need a holiday to celebrate orange blossoms?” We are here to tell you that while some national days are actually silly and meaningless, orange blossoms genuinely deserve to be celebrated.

Spring Bar Soap Ingredients to Wake Up Your Senses

Spring and summer are the perfect months to consider dipping into some new and energetic bar soaps and other skincare products. With younger generations’ love for solid format cleansers on the rise, they are also looking for fun ingredients that perk the senses.

Everything You Need to Know About Glycerin Soap

Healthline Glycerin, or glycerol, is derived from plant-based oils. It also occurs naturally in fermented goods, such as beer, wine, and bread. This ingredient was “accidentally” discovered in 1779 by a Swedish chemist heating up an olive oil mixture. He identified the resulting fat as glycerin.

Gentle Makeup Brush Cleaner in a Solid, Sustainable Format

Year over year, younger generations have made the switch to solid cleansers from liquid ones. This is because these personal care products are much more ecologically friendly. The vast majority of Bradford’s product offerings are formulated with little water and minimal packaging.

4 Ways to Relax and Unwind

No one is immune to stress. It is a process that comes in waves. We all live through personal events which cause high-stress levels, while other times, we coast through happily and stress-free. Whether you are on a good or bad stretch, keeping your stress levels in check is crucial to overall wellbeing.

Sharing Bar Soap Isn’t As Gross as You Think, According to a Microbiologist

Dominique Michelle Astorino for Well + Good There’s a natural inclination to think “ew” when presented with a foreign, used bar of soap. Someone else’s germs might be on that, right?! Wrong, according to Juliet Morrison, PhD, assistant professor at University of California Riverside’s Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, whose research focuses on immunological and virological methods.

Introducing Our New Multi-Vitamin Bar

A new year at Bradford always means introducing new bar soap formulations. With skincare trends continually rising and falling, we must constantly innovate for our customers. One ingredient trend that has seen sustained growth over the last few years is vitamin C.

4 Common Bar Soap Terms Explained

Triple-milled soap is exactly what it sounds like. Although, some may not be familiar with what the process of milling entails. After soap noodles are made for the base, they are mixed with fragrance, additives, and color. From there, they are milled.

4 May flowers with skincare powers — and how to harness them

Grove Collaborative Spring is in full bloom, and those beautiful botanicals in your backyard are more than just a pretty face. According to the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, botanical extracts support the health, texture, and integrity of the skin, hair, and nails — and they’re the single-largest category of additives found in "cosmeceuticals" today.

Mood-Boosting, Aromatherapeutic Soaps and Beauty Bars

It has been a long winter. While we have all been hibernating over the last few months, trying to stay warm and relaxed, it is time to recharge. Boosting your mood with aromatherapeutic skincare products such as bar soap is a great way to invigorate the senses and influence positive energy.

4 of the Best Exfoliating Soaps

We live in a much different world than we were just a couple of years ago. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to take extra safety measures like staying home more often, washing our hands more, and simply focusing on the things we hold most dear.

Bar Soap Dilutions Cheat Sheet

Lisa Bronner for Dr. Bronner's Like the forgotten middle child, the Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Bar Soap has languished without a usage cheat sheet for years while the Pure-Castile Liquid Soap and Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner hoarded the attention. No more. Bar soap afficionados, this one’s for you! Whether you champion the bar soap because of cost, packaging, travel convenience or availability, this Bar Soap Cheat Sheet will help you use the bar soap for almost every purpose.

Bar Soap Myth: Does It Really Dry Out Skin?

At Bradford, we strive to provide both helpful and factual content. Skincare has become increasingly critical to our overall health and protection as we navigate through unexpected twists and turns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, we have begun debunking some well-known bar soap myths.

2022 Skin and Personal Care Ingredient Trends

We pride ourselves on our passion for innovative research and development throughout the year. That means keeping up with current and up-and-coming trends within the personal and skincare markets.

The Sustainable Shampoo and Conditioner Bar That Finally Convinced Me To Kick the Bottle

Erin Bunch for Well + Good Ever since zero waste influencer and Package Free Shop founder Lauren Singer changed my life by conducting a single-use plastic audit of my home, I've been completely taken with any and all plastic-free personal care products. We can't shop our way out of the climate crisis and therefore, we need to buy fewer things overall.

Consider this Bar Soap Myth Debunked

Sometimes trends can inhibit the truth behind proper skincare. If you lived through the 1980s or 90s, you’d likely recall the sudden and overwhelming explosion of body washes on the market. Whether you preferred those iconic shower gels with the build-in bottle hook or delighted in cotton candy-scented brands from your local drug store, chances are, you felt fancy.

Why You Should Switch to Bar Soap for… Everything

Chantal Lamers for Food 52 Have you ever considered using a bar of soap to wash your hair? Treat laundry stains? Scrub your dishes or give your dog a bath? No? You should. With the rise in concern over plastic consumption, bar soaps are becoming an excellent—and accessible—alternative to liquid bath and body products.

What Is My Skin Type? Here’s How to Tell and Care for It

Jessica Griffiths for Dermstore Skin care is an art and a science, but don’t be intimidated: this is something we can all learn. The trick to caring for your skin is knowing your skin, because understanding means you can find the right products that work for you and combat potential issues without causing more problems.

4 Tips to Keep Your Skin its Healthiest

Your skin is the first point of contact for most environmental irritants. It is our armor, our shield against harmful bacteria, viruses, pollution, and even injury. It would take all day to list all the additional helpful jobs skin does! Whether you realize it or not, your skin is working overtime, all of the time.

The Future of Skin Care Products – Natural Meets Synthetic

Synergio Itamar Levy for Happi Modern day skin care is a far cry from the products introduced in 18th and 19th Century Europe. What began as pungent, botanically-derived cleansers with unpleasant textures, inconsistent viscosity, and short shelf life, have transformed into a multibillion-dollar industry with products targeting a multitude of needs and catering to consumers worldwide—all courtesy of the synthetic revolution.

3 Common Autumn Skin Complaints and How to Fix Them

Who doesn’t love Autumn? Isn’t it all so enjoyable? The colorful changing leaves, the perfect weather, and the dry skin. Dry skin? Yes, we said it! Autumn is all fun and games until your body catches up with the changing seasons, only to realize that hydrating summer air is all over.

Is a Sulfur Bar Soap Right for You?

Whether you are 16 or 60 years old, we all deal with a blemish here and there. You are never too old or too young for a breakout, and if you are like the 50 – 70% of people with skin sensitivity, sulfur (yes, that smelly stuff!) may be the right option for you.

Charcoal for Skincare: Just the Facts

If you’ve browsed the skin and personal care aisles anytime within the last few years, you may have noticed a particular is ingredient trending. Charcoal has been making waves in the cosmetic and skincare community, but why?

Bar Soap vs. Beauty Bar: What is the Difference?

Are you confused about soap? Don’t worry. You aren’t the only one. When it comes to keeping clean, is there a difference between a bar of soap and a beauty bar? The simple answer is yes, but there is a lot more to it than that.

Let’s Talk About Sweat, Baby: The Top All-Natural, Odor-Fighting Skincare Ingredients

We are smack dab in the middle of summer, and let’s face it: some of us stink. Those hot and humid days can be a struggle! Our bodies are working overtime to keep us cool through the process of sweating. But sweat doesn’t have to mean stink

Introducing Our New Laundry Bar for Stain Removal

Forget the spray bottles, powders, and push pens. Bradford is re-innovating the laundry stain remover! The newest edition of our ever-evolving line of products is our Lavender Laundry Bar for stain removal. Although we don’t see many solid bars for laundry on the market today, it is a very classic idea.

The Rise of Solid Shampoo

Consider all the reasons bar soap is back on the rise. Now think about your shampoo and conditioner. Whether you are a lifelong bar soap user or just made the switch from bottled body wash, why not take your zero-waste journey one step further?

These Beauty Bars Will Help Fight Oily Summertime Skin

If you’re like most people in the summertime, you sweat. You may also have noticed that the more you sweat, the oilier your skin can become. This is because of a simple biological process meant to cool the body down.

How to Use a Kitchen Bar

If you’ve never heard of a kitchen bar, you aren’t the only one. Sustainability is an ever-important characteristic to consumers and removing unnecessary water from everyday products just makes sense. Inspired by our foundation of creating innovative personal care products using little to no water, Bradford decided it was time for something new. That’s why we’ve formulated our signature kitchen bar.

4 Reasons Why ‘Old Reliable’ Bar Soap is Making a Comeback

Way back before the advent of body wash and the mainstream use of plastic in nearly every consumer product, we used this handy little item to stay clean. It was called bar soap. Do you remember? If you think bar soap is too old school, or smells too much like what your grandma used to use, it is time to think again. Bar soap is making a comeback – and for a good reason.

Ingredient of the Year: Vitamin C

For decades, we have heard of the importance of vitamin C. Drink a glass of orange juice or take a supplement, and you’re good to go for the day. Right? Did you know that topical applications of the multi-beneficial vitamin are actually more effective when it comes to skincare than ingesting it?

Your Skin’s Microbiome: The Ultimate Protection

When you hear the word “bacteria,” what are the first things that come to mind? Germs? Ugly tiny organisms covering kitchen counters? If you are like most people, you’re likely drumming up poor imagery in your head. Believe it or not, bacteria get a horrible reputation.

EcoEx™ Olive Oil Base

A soap base that prominently features one of the oldest, most efficacious beauty ingredients of all time.                 

An Expanding Opportunity with Older Consumers

The senior segment of the US market is really growing. So what do seniors need when it comes to skin care?

A New Exotic Oil from Africa

In our on-going quest to find intriguing ingredients that provide ultimate moisturization, we discovered Mongongo Oil.                 

Pollution Defense Bar

In light of recent FDA scrutiny, is Pollution Defense the answer to anti-aging claims?                 

This Simple Shower Tweak Could Change The World

MBG Editorial by Emma Loewe - Bar soap might just be one of the most underrated beauty products out there. While nonbelievers label it "ineffective," "messy," or "too slippery," it's about to make a serious comeback—and for good reason.

Bradford's Core Values

Bradford employees explain in their own words why Bradford's values are important to them.

Sustainable Packaging

As consumers become increasingly aware of the impact their personal choices have on the environment, sustainable packaging is becoming more important.