Aquanova Soap


Question and Answers to some common queries about Aquanova Skin Care products.

1. What makes Ornaso soap different from the rest of the available handmade soaps?

One special ingredient of Ornaso soaps comes from the unique extracted banana concentration. This banana concentrate is full of rich ingredients such as sodium phosphate, potassium phosphate, and calcium phosphate which will function as natural buffers and the enzyme extract from natural banana will help the skin regeneration.

2. What are the Coconut and Palm oil used in your soap?

Ornaso soap uses exclusively certified organic virgin coconut oil and organic palm oil, from the purest grades of oils available worldwide.

3. Why are the coconut and palm oil selected for Ornaso soap?

Coconut oil contains a large portion of lauric acid, a saturated fat that can be saponified to sodium laureate, a natural surfactant without the sodium lauryl sulphate. Lauryl sulphate is the major ingredient of commercial soap sodium and may cause skin irritation to some people. Besides, coconut oil is very heat stable, slow to oxidize, and resistant to rancidity. In addition, palm oil contain rich carotenes such as alpha-carotene, beta carotene, along with tocopherols and tocotrienols, members of the vitamin E, which are some of the best natural nutrients for the skin.

4. Would you recommend your soap as a facial cleanser?

Definitely, Ornaso soap will leave your face refreshed without an uncomfortable dry or tight feeling on your skin. It nurtures your skin without clogging the pores. The cold process method used to produce these soaps keeps the natural glycerin in the soap. The coconut and palm oil properties are also kept intact.

5. Would you recommend your soap as a solid shampoo bar?

Yes, it is best to use it for body skin cleansing in your bath and including your hair.
The same rejuvenating/regenerating benefits toward your skin will directly apply to your hair without the need for hair conditioners. This soaps natural care is better than detergent based shampoos.

6. Are your soaps safe to use for hypersensitive skin?

There is always a very small chance, very rare, for a person to develop an allergic reaction to organic or natural components. Our soaps have absolutely no additives, only organic and all natural ingredients.

7. Are your soaps safe to be used on babies?

Ornaso soap is usually safe and recommended for babies skin. We suggest to try on their hands before applying to your babies body, if you feel uncomfortable using new product brands.

8. Does your soap help skin problems such as eczema, acne, poison ivy?

Please, consult your dermatologist if you have skin problems like eczema, acne, poison ivy, etc. We are not allowed to claim our soaps as having curative or medical properties unless we actually treat them as, and get them tested and certified as, medicines. We have testimonials with several customers who have stated that the soap has helped them with skin problems. This may be a result of the all natural ingredients in our soaps or perhaps the cold process method in soap making. Our best suggestion is that you try our soap for a while and see how it can benefit your skin.

9. Does your soap contain real natural vegetable glycerin?

Yes, the cold process method of soapmaking produces and retains the naturally occurring glycerin from the soap. While the commercial soapmakers remove the glycerin and then it is made into lotions and other products to resell. Handcrafted soapmakers like Ornaso leave the glycerin in the soap to nurture your skin.

10. What is the difference between the cold process and hot process method?

There are mainly two methods of soap making:
A. Cold Process: takes place at a temperature just above room temperature therefore the oil properties and nutrients are kept intact benefiting your skin.
B. Hot Process: the oils are boiled together at 80-100 C for hours or days until saponifiction occurs.
This hot process method used by commercial soapmakers can destroy the nutrients of the ingredients by the harsh boiling process.

11. What is the difference with commercial and handmade soap?

The commercial or industrial soap are made in large quantities, it is boiled for long period of time thus loosing the nutrients and properties of the natural oils. Handmade soap differs in that, an excess of fat is sometimes used to consume the alkali (superfatting), and in that the glycerin is not removed. Superfatted soap, soap which contains excess fat, is more skin friendly than industrial soap. There is also no additives to speed the process of soap making which most commercial soaps have.

12. Why is your soap expensive compare to others?

Because we use the best available ingredients (certified virgin organic coconut oil, organic palm oil, and all natural banana extract), and it is handmade in small amounts using the cold process method, which has slower turnover than the large commercial soap industries use.