Potato Starch

Potato starch for skin

Native to Peru, the spud was introduced to Europe in the later half of the 16th century by the Spanish. There are now over 5,000 different types of potatoes!

There’s more to the spud than chips, gnocchi and dumplings. Rich in vitamin B6, vitamin C and starch, this root vegetable is mother nature’s anti-aging secret. 

Their soothing properties have made them popular in folk remedies for burns and rheumatic complaints. The University of East Anglia have been creating hydrogels using the potato’s starch sugar, amylose. These gels are excellent for maintaining the skin’s moisture and rehydrating the skin.

To impart the potato's natural moisture to dry skin, we extract the starch by boiling and mashing the potatoes before adding the puree to our soap. This ingredient gives our vegan soaps natural texture and emollient properties. 

As we are based in Prague, we prefer to shop locally for our potatoes to support local farmers in the Czech Republic. We use organically grown potatoes that have not been force grown through the use of artificial pesticides or fertilizers.