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Insights & Innovation for the Personal Care Industry

These Beauty Bars Will Help Fight Oily Summertime Skin

If you’re like most people in the summertime, you sweat. You may also have noticed that the more you sweat, the oilier your skin can become. This is because of a simple biological process meant to cool the body down.

10 Scientifically Proven Health Benefits of Taking a Bath

Pentucket Medical by Garret Bomba Bathing has a long and detailed history. Submerging ourselves in water, whether in a bathing receptacle or in a natural body of water is something we do for both personal hygiene, leisure and health. There is nothing more enjoyable than going for a swim in the ocean on a warm day or having a hot fragrant bath in the cooler months.

How to Use a Kitchen Bar

If you’ve never heard of a kitchen bar, you aren’t the only one. Sustainability is an ever-important characteristic to consumers and removing unnecessary water from everyday products just makes sense. Inspired by our foundation of creating innovative personal care products using little to no water, Bradford decided it was time for something new. That’s why we’ve formulated our signature kitchen bar.

4 Reasons Why ‘Old Reliable’ Bar Soap is Making a Comeback

Way back before the advent of body wash and the mainstream use of plastic in nearly every consumer product, we used this handy little item to stay clean. It was called bar soap. Do you remember? If you think bar soap is too old school, or smells too much like what your grandma used to use, it is time to think again. Bar soap is making a comeback – and for a good reason.

Ingredient of the Year: Vitamin C

For decades, we have heard of the importance of vitamin C. Drink a glass of orange juice or take a supplement, and you’re good to go for the day. Right? Did you know that topical applications of the multi-beneficial vitamin are actually more effective when it comes to skincare than ingesting it?

Your Skin’s Microbiome: The Ultimate Protection

When you hear the word “bacteria,” what are the first things that come to mind? Germs? Ugly tiny organisms covering kitchen counters? If you are like most people, you’re likely drumming up poor imagery in your head. Believe it or not, bacteria get a horrible reputation.

Handwashing 101

With all of the focus on handwashing, even five-year-olds are experts. See this adorable tutorial on the correct way to wash your hands

Experiencing Eczema Due to Hand Sanitizer? Here’s What to Do

Vogue by Akili King If you’re like me and have eczema, you’re likely having a difficult time finding the right soap and hand sanitizer for sensitive skin, as constant handwashing and usage of alcohol-based products can be particularly drying. 

Why You Should Ditch Plastic Bottles, And Switch To Bar Soaps And Solid Skincare

Forbes by Katie Chung With so much extra time (and not to mention, less scheduled activities) on my hands, I’ve developed some good habits in the past few months. But one I never imagined? Making the switch over from plastic bottles to solid-based skincare and haircare. 

Shea Butter Moisturizer

Made with sustainably-sourced shea butter sourced through the Global Shea Alliance, this portable moisturizer hydrates your skin without a greasy after-feel.

EcoEx™ Olive Oil Base

A soap base that prominently features one of the oldest, most efficacious beauty ingredients of all time.                 

Sulfate-Free Formulation

Bradford has developed a sulfate-free soap base with luxurious lather and extra-moisturization.                 

4-in-1 Bar Whole Body Bar

Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap and Shave - all in a bar that has great moisturization and lather. Perfect for the growing men’s market.                 

An Expanding Opportunity with Older Consumers

The senior segment of the US market is really growing. So what do seniors need when it comes to skin care?

A New Exotic Oil from Africa

In our on-going quest to find intriguing ingredients that provide ultimate moisturization, we discovered Mongongo Oil.                 

Bradford's Heritage

Learn about Bradford's history of innovation over 140+ years

Sustainable Shea Butter Sourcing

Bradford travels to Ghana to visit the communities that process our shea butter using a traditional hand-crafted method. Our commitment to sourcing from the Global Shea Alliance and these villages not only provides additional income for the families, but it also helps to empower the women who are central to the process.

Pollution Defense Bar

In light of recent FDA scrutiny, is Pollution Defense the answer to anti-aging claims?                 

Bradford's Sustainable Palm Oil Sourcing

At Bradford, sourcing Rainforest Alliance Certified™ palm oil was not enough; we wanted to make sure we knew exactly where the palm oil was coming from and how the local communities were benefiting - so we flew to Guatemala to find out.

This Simple Shower Tweak Could Change The World

MBG Editorial by Emma Loewe - Bar soap might just be one of the most underrated beauty products out there. While nonbelievers label it "ineffective," "messy," or "too slippery," it's about to make a serious comeback—and for good reason.

Bradford's Core Values

Bradford employees explain in their own words why Bradford's values are important to them.

Sustainable Packaging

As consumers become increasingly aware of the impact their personal choices have on the environment, sustainable packaging is becoming more important.