YAKA’s Birch Tar Soap

YAKA’s Birch Tar Soap Tar has been used in traditional medicine to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis for centuries. Pine tar and birch tar probably are the most widely used kinds of tar. Of course, no one uses pure tar as a skin treatment any more. Natural cosmetic manufacturers produce tar soap bars that help to combat common skin problems without drying or irritating the skin. Check out YAKA’s Birch Tar Soap.

Birch tar is derived from the bark of the birch tree by dry distillation. The birch bark is shredded and heated under airtight conditions. The final product consists of birch tar and birch ashes. Centuries ago, tar had a broad spectrum of usage. Birch tar was widely used as an adhesive, for oiling leather, as a repellent, in traditional medicine, etc. Today it is used less widely, but nevertheless can still be found in some topical medications such as Vishnevsky liniment, natural soap, and perfumes (birch tar oil is used in perfumery as a base note to impart tar, leather, wintergreen, and smoky notes).

As we’ve already mentioned, tar is used as a cosmetic ingredient due to its ability to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, scabies, athlete’s foot, dandruff, and others. Birch tar is also a great acne treatment because it has a bactericidal, anti-inflammatory and healing effect on the skin. However, a prolonged application of pure birch tar may cause adverse effects. Instead, it is added to soap. High-quality birch tar soap has both healing and conditioning properties. It effectively cleanses the skin, regulates sebum secretion, eliminates acne, prevents acne scars, and helps to keep the skin healthy.

Birch tar soap is primarily used for facial skin care, although you can use it as a body wash, too. It is mostly produced by natural and organic cosmetic brands so it cannot be found in just any drugstore. Tar soap has a strong, natural scent which some people find unpleasant, but in reality, you get used to this smoky, woodsy smell very quickly. Ukrainian beauty brand YAKA offers 100% natural birch tar soap formulated with a blend of vegetable oils and birch tar. And that’s all! No synthetic fragrances or colourants, no preservatives or animal fat.

YAKA’s Birch Tar Soap belongs to the brand’s pharmaceutical line. This line includes a variety of soap bars formulated with herbal extracts, essential oils and other natural ingredients such as ground coffee, birch tar, sulphur, and camphor. These soaps are designed to cope with common skin problems. Birch Tar Soap, for example, effectively combats acne, eczema, and psoriasis.

As we’ve already mentioned, YAKA’s birch tar soap is formulated with a blend of pure vegetable oils which includes palm oil, coconut oil, rapeseed oil, and castor oil. They are rich in essential fatty acids which help to keep your skin nourished and hydrated. The soap isn’t supposed to dry the skin out, but we still recommend that you use a moisturiser after cleansing.

YAKA’s tar soap produces a rich, creamy lather. By the way, the lather is brown, which might seem unusual at first, but it cleanses just as well as your regular soap. To wash your face, apply a small amount of lather on wet skin and massage. To enhance the healing effect of birch tar, you can leave the lather on for half and minute. Rinse well, pat dry your face with a clean towel, and apply cream, cosmetic oil, or another moisturiser.

You can also use this soap to wash your hair if you have dandruff. It regulates sebum secretion in the scalp and eliminates fungi and bacteria that cause dandruff. But as soon as dandruff is gone, you should switch to your regular shampoo because in this case birch tar soap is a treatment and not a daily care product. We also recommend that you apply a moisturising conditioner or a hair mask after washing your hair with tar soap.

The product is 100% natural. It is free of animal fat and synthetic ingredients. However, even natural ingredients might cause allergic reactions in case of hypersensitivity, so we recommend that you do a patch test before using the soap. The product is environmentally friendly and not tested on animals.

You can buy YAKA’s birch tar soap and other soaps from the brand’s pharmaceutical line in our online shop Organic Store at an affordable price. And don’t forget to check out the rest of YAKA’s products including shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, face toners, makeup removers, body butters, body and dace scrubs, and more. We deliver internationally, so your order will find you wherever you are!

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