Lather. Rinse. Summer. Repeat.

By now we’re all experts in cleanliness and the science behind the germ-fighting powers of soap. But how’s your knowledge on the moisture ingredients that can keep soap from drying out your skin? (Hand washing isn’t going away…so let’s keep dry, cracked hands at bay!)

When soap is made with moisturizing ingredients, it can work even harder to keep you clean, healthy, and feeling fabulous – especially in the summertime, when the warmth we love can take moisture right out of our skin!

Those magical moisturizing nutrients can have some confusing names…and this year’s been confusing enough already for all of us. In this post, we’re breaking down their key benefits for you. All you have to do lather, rinse, enjoy the sunshine, and repeat.

Tocopheryl Acetate

What is tocopheryl acetate and why is it a good thing for your summer skincare soap choice? It is a type of Vitamin E associated with healing and anti-aging, which is why tocopheryl acetate can often be found in dermatological products that target inflammation, scars and stretch marks, minor sunburn, and sun-induced wrinkling. This in-demand nutrient also has properties that can stand up to heat, air, and light while helping to protect from free radicals (including UV light, cigarette smoke, and air pollution).

Sun exposure and UV light can actually reduce levels of Vitamin E. That’s why using a soap with Vitamin E is such a smart summer choice: it helps replenish this powerful antioxidant.

And you don’t need to break the bank to afford a really good Vitamin E soap that conditions, protects, and gently helps to maintain a natural glow! One great choice: Cococare Vitamin E Antioxidant Soap. This vegetable-based, fragrance free, pure soap is only $2.50 for a nice-sized 4-ounce bar that can help keep all skin types moisturized, cleansed and healthy.

Cocoa Butter

Most widely known for its moisturizing benefits and delectable scent, cocoa butter is a staple in many hydrating skincare products. Cocoa butter is actually a type of fat that comes from the cocoa bean – which is why it smells like chocolate!

Fatty acids are what give cocoa butter the ability to help hydrate and nourish skin and improve elasticity. They also help this wonder-nutrient form a protective barrier over the skin to hold in that moisture. Cocoa butter is also rich in phytochemicals, a natural plant compound that can help slow skin aging by improving blood flow to the skin and providing protection from harmful UV rays.

In the summer, cocoa butter is also great for maintaining a sun-kissed glow – it can even lessen the flaking or peeling of freshly tanned. (You’re wearing SPF, right? And reapplying?)

Cococare has a l-o-n-g history with cocoa butter. In fact, the very first product we ever made back in the 1960s was a cocoa butter soap! So if you ❤️ the idea of a soap with the hydration benefits of cocoa butter, we’ve got just what you’re looking for…

Our Cococare Cocoa Butter Complexion Bar is a vegetable-based pure soap that formulated with natural cocoa butter – to moisturize as it gently cleanses. Use it to nourish summer skin as you clean (especially before going outside in the heat)! And don’t worry about running out: all of these benefits are available for only $2.50 / bar.


Glycerin is another ultra-moisturizing ingredient. It works by attracting more moisture to itself. When used in skincare products, it pulls water to the outermost layer of the skin from the deeper skin layers and the humidity in the air – much like a sponge.

But its work isn’t done there.

Glycerin then helps slow the evaporation of water from the skin, for longer-lasting hydration that can make skin feel fresher. That’s why glycerin can be found in both our Cococare Cocoa Butter Complexion Bar and Cococare Vitamin E Antioxidant Soap.

Don’t Forget to Wash Your Hands…

We know you know. And now you know all about the importance of washing with soaps that hydrate your skin while cleansing – instead of drying it out. Thankfully, that doesn’t mean adding extra steps (or exorbitant costs) to your skincare routine. Cococare’s commitment to making high-nutrient skincare that’s accessible to all puts these moisturizing soaps easily within reach. Grab a bar (or two) and enjoy the way your clean skin feels this summer!