Zest Ingredients

Each of our Zest Bar Soaps and Body Washes are carefully crafted to help nurture your skin and make you feel Zestfully Clean!®


It's our commitment to you, the consumer, to use ingredients that are safe and proven. That's why we don't use triclosan, a chemical used in many antibacterial bar soaps and body washes, in any Zest products. Learn more about triclosan's effectiveness and health benefits, as well as possible side effects and safety concerns as reported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).




Zest Bar Soap has 9x more Glycerin than the leading anti-bacterial bar soap, and that's great news for you. Glycerin is a humectant and extremely hygroscopic, meaning it readily absorbs water from other sources. So, in part, Glycerin works because of its ability to attract water from the environment and from the lower layers of skin (dermis) increasing the amount of water in the surface layers of skin. Another aspect of Glycerin's benefit is that it is a skin-identical ingredient, meaning it is a substance found naturally in skin. It is one of the many substances in skin that help maintain the outer barrier and prevent dryness or scaling.

Find Glycerin in the following Zest Bar Soaps: Aqua, Fresh Aloe, Ocean Breeze, Creamy Cocoa Butter and Shea, and Whitewater Lily and Jojoba Oil.

Aloe Leaf Extract or Mallow Extract

Found in Zest Aloe Water and Pear Body Wash, Aloe is a naturally occurring substance found in the Aloe Vera plant. It's often used to help soothe and moisturize irritated skin.

Find Aloe Leaf or Mallow Extract in the following Zest products: Aqua Bar Soap, Aloe Water and Pear Bar Bar Soap, Aqua Body Wash, Aloe Water and Pear Body Wash and Ocean Breeze Body Wash.

Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate)

A naturally occurring vitamin found in foods and as dietary substitute, Vitamin E used on the skin has antioxidant properties that help repair your skin.

Find Vitamin E in Zest Aqua Bar Soap, Zest Aqua Body Wash, and Zest Ocean Breeze Body Wash.

Cocoa Butter

A naturally occurring vegetable fat found in cocoa beans, Cocoa Butter has a wonderful velvety texture with emollient properties that make it ideal for daily skin moisture and can help prevent dry, itchy skin.

Find Cocoa Butter in Zest Cocoa Butter and Shea Bar Soap and Body Wash.

Sea Salt

Rich in minerals such as iron, magnesium, and sulfur, Sea Salt softens skin and opens the pores. Combined with essential oils, colors, and sweet scents provide a healthy refreshing bathing experience.

Find Sea Salt in Zest Ocean Breeze Bar Soap, Zest Aqua Body Wash, and Zest Ocean Breeze Body Wash.

Shea Butter

Extracted from the nut of the African Shea Tree, you'll love Shea Butter for it's ability to moisturize without feeling greasy, and the way it will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

Find Shea Butter in Zest Cocoa Butter and Shea Body Wash and Bar Soap.

Almond Oil

A natural emollient, containing high levels of Vitamin E, that nourishes the skin making it smooth and soft. has been linked to many skin and hair care benefits. Almond Oil has also been linked to many other skin benefits; it improves skin complexion and helps skin retain its glow, soothes skin irritation and inflammation, delays the aging process, relieves dry and itchy skin, and helps lighten dark circles underneath the eyes.

Find Almond Oil in Zest Lush Paradise.


Polyquaternium-7 belongs to a family of polycationic polymers that are used in the personal care industry because its positive charge adheres to the skin and hairs natural negative charge. As a result, they help moisturize the skin and condition hair.

Find Polyquaternium-7 in the following Zest Body Washes: Aqua, Fresh Aloe, Ocean Breeze, Cocoa Butter and Shea, Whitewater Fresh, and Zest 2 in 1.