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Does soap need to lather for optimum use?

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11/28/2006

Not necessarily. Soap and other cleaning agents are all part of a group of chemicals called "surfactants", which significantly reduces water surface tension, allowing the water to dissolve grease and many other unwanted substances. The surfactants act the same whether lather is produced or not.