TFM in soap ?
The initials TFM stands for Total Fatty Matter. It’s an indicator of the purity of a soap. The higher the TFM, the better are its moisturizing properties. It becomes a soap that deeply cleans your skin yet leaving it soft and supple.
Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has segregated Toilet soaps into 3 categories based on the amount of TFM they contain. These are-
Grade 1 soaps- With minimum 76% of TFM content
Grade 2 soaps- With minimum 70% of TFM content
Grade 3 soaps – With minimum 60% of TFM content
In short, TFM defines the quality of a soap. Grade 1 soaps ( with 80% TFM )are more expensive than others. To make the soaps cheaper, fillers are added to increase the weight of soap hence reducing its moisturizing properties.
Anuved is one of the few Indian brands having 80% TFM. It does not leave any after bath dryness. A higher quantity of TFM means that it is highly hydrating and least harmful to the skin.