Skin needs to be clean. Clean does not mean that we need to strip it.
There are many foaming agents used in soaps to product lather, exactly which agent is in the soap you use depends on your brand of soap. If you are using a commercially produced soap, i.e. Ivory, Camay, Dove, Lever, etc, you can best bet they add a harsh synthetic ingredient.
Hand made soaps are less lathery than chemical soaps but they produce enough lather to clean up. These are really mild to your skin and leave your skin soft unlike the chemical soaps which dry up your skin. However, the amount of lather is not indicative of better cleaning, think about the lather produce by liquid dish soap as compared to the soap used in the dishwasher or washing machine. If you put liquid dish soap in the dishwasher, it will over suds and flow onto the floor. Yet they both clean effectively with proper use.
Since the first commercial for soap years ago, the industry has been telling us that lather is a good thing, and the more it lathers, the better it cleans. This is Not True at all. The industry uses “Foaming agents” to make their products lather, and many of those chemicals strips the skin of natural oils, and have absolutely no effect on how well the product actually cleans.
Our soaps lather as good as or better than most commercial soaps by using combination of excellent vegan/vegetarian oils and butters to create a wonderful yet mild lather that will leave your skin uniquely clean and hydrated.