Say goodbye to dry skin with bar soaps that have natural, moisturising ingredients. These five are available in Jakarta.

Have you ever wondered why sometimes you have dry skin, especially immediately after your shower? Well, the problem may be caused by your soap. Many people have sensitive skin that do not respond well to soap that is laden with synthetic chemicals or ingredients.

As a matter of fact, you should always ‘keep it natural’, even in your bathroom. By using natural bar soaps, you can maintain the natural condition of your skin, keeping it healthy and moist at all times. Here are five brands available in our city of Jakarta.

Serambi Botani is a store that retails organic and natural products ranging from food to drinks, and personal care. Their Natural Jathropa Soap is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and effectively removes dead skin. I particularly love the relaxing lemongrass scent. A bar costs IDR46.000,00.

Touted for their nutritional value, royal jelly and bee pollen have many benefits for the skin. They are rich in enzymes, vitamins, and collagen that assists in balancing skin tone, creates a supple texture, and thus result in smoother skin. The Natural Origin Royal Jelly & Bee Pollen body bar soap also contains the moisturising ingredients of sweet almond oil, orange peel essential, and lavender essential oil. Priced at IDR55.000,00

5 Natural Bar Soaps in Jakarta that are Good for Skin


As someone with dry skin, I am always hunting for products or ingredients that can help keep my skin moist and smooth. Sensatia Botanicals’ Seaweed and Bali Lime bar soap has two main ingredients that do just that—seaweed and lime essential oil. Seaweed contains protein, vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for skin while lime essential oil assists in gently peeling away dry skin to reveal a smoother texture and better skin elasticity. Other natural ingredients include Shea butter, kelp powder, and lavender essential oil, all of which contribute to moisturising the skin. This bar costs IDR63.000,00

Packed with natural moisturising ingredients such as Shea butter and sweet almond oil, the L’occitane Milk Extra Gentle Soap gently washes away dirt without stripping skin of moisture. I like it as it can be used for both the body and face, and this makes it a great multi-tasking soap when you have a big family to wash. Although it is priced at IDR180.000,00, higher than the other soaps included here, it is a larger bar and can last longer.

A gift box of Juara Soap Bars contains three bars of soap—Candlenut Oil, Shea Butter, and Rice Bran Oil. They are made using 100 per cent natural vegetarian ingredients that cleanse, hydrate, and nourish so that skin feels more supple and elastic. All three of the bar soaps have their own signature fragrance, my favourite being the Candlenut Oil. The box retails at IDR300.000,00.