An irresistible cupcake sitting on the bathtub can take you off track for a moment. But the trend of whipped cream soaps has been popular in Hyderabad for a while. And one entrepreneur who has been a pioneer in the city is Sakshee.
She started her brand Skinmushh, a brand of whipped cream soaps, and has become an established name with 60-plus products and is a role model for many women. Sakshee happens to be an IIT computer science graduate who is presently in the US to upscale her business and to understand trends in international markets.
Sakshee believes in combining ayurvedic and modern skin care techniques to ensure skin-friendly products. She is probably one of the first persons to introduce whipped cream soaps to Hyderabad. She explains the process crisply – one has to take plant-based ingredients, homogenizing them at suitable temperatures, and then integrating them with extracts to make a perfect blend of whipped soap.
Sakshee says the idea of fancy-looking soaps attracted her a lot. She then did intensive research and realized how they could be made healthy and excellent for the skin. The bottom-line is the effective formulation, she says. Sakshee also conducts workshops in soap-making to teach the secret of making exotic and skin-friendly soaps.
While regular soaps wipe the moisture off the skin, whipped cream soaps are natural and offer great benefits to the skin. They contain humectants like glycerine to keep the skin nourished, and at the same time, it does the cleansing and foaming that regular soaps do.
Sakshee says rose happens to be the classiest and preferred by most of her clients, while mango and coffee are popular too.