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What's the main difference between soap and a non-soap cleanser?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Both will get your skin clean, but soap and non-soap cleansers function in slightly different ways. Regular soap can contain harsh surfactant ingredients that can strip your skin of its natural moisture. Non-soap cleansing products contain synthetic surfactant ingredients, which are milder than regular soap, and can help keep skin healthy and moisturized.

 

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