How to use it
Bar: Wet your hands and grab the bar. Roll it in your hands a few times, or rub using one hand on the other. Only a few passes are needed to generate a healthy layer of lather. Put the bar down and rub the lather in. The more time you rub the better. (Proceed to Wash section.)
Liquid: Wet your hands and pump a small amount (it's concentrated) into your palm. Rub it about, generating a healthy amount of lather. Rub the lather in and the dirt out, the more the better. Wash off as indicated above. (Proceed to Wash section.)
Foam: The foam contains a higher water content, and therefore you have more options. You can wet your hands before putting foam on them, as you would when using the liquid. Or you can use the foam without added water (useful by the tool box), squirting some on your hands, rubbing your hands well, and then toweling off the excess. Many people use the foam without using water to wash the soap off, and this appears to have no bad affects. (Proceed to Wash section.)
Wash off the lather under a stream of warm water quickly, taking one or two passes. Once the lather is gone, you should have a good slick layer left on your hands. This is what we want. Let your hands air dry, or dab dry with a towel. Or do this experiment. Leave your hands wet, count the seconds after you finish washing your hands. Depending on how dry your hands are to start with, the slick layer will be absorbed. Your hands are now 'squeaky clean' but still wet. Dry them normally now. How long it takes the slick layer to be absorbed depends on the health of your skin – the faster it sinks in, the drier your hands were to begin with.
Experiment: We encourage you to do what works best for you. And if you discover something we haven't seen yet – please tell us!
How it works: Our formula pumps moisture into your skin through a process called osmosis. The water and water-containing compounds are in the lubricating layer left behind during and after washing. (read more)
Proof that the bar soap works: (We recommend that you do the first four in close sequence.)
Bar: Feel the dry soap, and you'll see that it's already different. It's got a glossy feel, not glassy or hard.
Wet the soap and lather your hands without much water, and notice how thick and creamy the lather feels.
Wash off the lather, but leave your hands slick. That slippery feeling isn't soap any more, it's the hydrating compounds left behind.
Wait a minute with your hands wet, and notice that much of the hydrating layer is absorbed into your dry hands. The drier your hands are to begin with, the faster that lotion layer is absorbed. We have known cases where the lotion layer is entirely absorbed within 15 seconds. Over time, these same hands have rehydrated to where it takes up to 2 minutes for the hydrating compounds to be absorbed.
Observe how well the bar holds moisture. Leave it in the soap dish and see what happens over the days, weeks, and months. Nothing. Like it should. It sits patiently, waiting for you to use it. Compare this to an an ordinary bar of soap. It dissolves. Water eats it away, leaves scum all over the soap dish, leaving squishy areas on the soap, and before you know it your cheap bar has become a bust.
Finally, use it all the time, everyday, and see for yourself how your hands improve. We're confident that you, like everyone else, will see the difference.
Liquid Soap Proofs:
Similar to those above, but of course you can't observe how it feels when it's dry, or how long it lasts in a soap dish. But you can see the difference when it's in your hands, and how it helps hydrate your hands, and how little you need to use relative to other soaps.
Foam Soap Proofs:
Very similar to what you can observe for the liquid, except that it will feel much smoother. In fact, we have many reports that users apply it directly to their hands without rinsing off the excess with water, simply allowing all of it to be absorbed into their hands. Then they rub their hands on a towel, allowing whatever dirt there was to be removed by a dry towel.