Forget Everything You Think You Know About Bar Soap
Think all bar soaps leave your skin feeling dry, itchy, and uncomfortable? Think again! We’re sharing nine bar soaps that you’ll actually want to include in your routine below!
Bar soaps: you either love ‘em or you seriously despise ‘em. Either way, they aren’t at all what they used to be. In fact, many of today’s bar soaps are formulated with nourishing ingredients—think: vitamins and oils—and can help to leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, supple, and—most importantly—ready for hydration. Don’t believe us? Allow these nine bar soaps—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—to be all the proof that you need.
CAROL’S DAUGHTER ALMOND COOKIE OATMEAL BAR SOAP
Blended with almond oil, oatmeal, and carefully-selected ingredients, this mild bar soap cleanses and gently exfoliates to help soften the skin. With use, you’ll notice skin that feels comforted and nourished.
BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA DEEP CLEANSING BAR CHARCOAL CLAY
This non-drying, rich lathering bar—with kaolin and bentonite clay, activated charcoal, glycerin, coconut oil, and vitamin E—removes oil, dirt, and impurities from your beard, face, and body without leaving behind a residue. The result is skin that feels clarified and soothed.
BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA VITAMIN CLEANSING BAR — CITRUS AND HERBAL MUSK
Who said cleansing bars have to be plain and boring? You can take your bar soap game to the next level with Baxter of California’s invigorating Vitamin Cleansing Bar which boasts notes of citrus and herbal musk essence. To use, massage onto wet skin to create a rich lather and rinse thoroughly.
BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA EXFOLIATING BODY BAR
Rough skin can finally become a thing of the past thanks to Baxter of California’s Exfoliating Body Bar. Infused with pumice and jojoba oil, you can scrub away dirt and rough patches with the hydrating formula that leaves the entire body feeling smooth, clean and refreshed.
BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA VITAMIN CLEANSING BAR — ITALIAN LIME AND POMEGRANATE
Help restore your skin’s moisture balance with this vitamin-rich cleansing formula. To use, massage onto wet skin to create a rich lather and rinse thoroughly. The best part? Fruity scents of pomegranate and Italian lime will waft up your nostrils while you lather up your facial and body skin.
BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA VITAMIN CLEANSING BAR — BERGAMOT AND PEAR
Prefer notes of bergamot and pear instead? You’re in luck. Baxter of California has a Vitamin Cleansing Bar in that scent combination as well. Similar to the Baxter of California Vitamin Cleansing Bars mentioned above, this invigorating formula helps restore the skin’s moisture balance.
BIOTHERM PUREFECT SKIN SOAP BAR ANTI-SHINE GENTLE SCRUB SOAP BAR
Oily skin types are often stuck dealing with excess shine on their complexions. If this sounds like a top concern of yours, try this gentle, anti-shine bar soap to help keep excess grease under control.
KIEHL’S ULTIMATE MAN BODY SCRUB SOAP
When dead cells pile up on your skin’s surface, it can cause a rough texture. To help reduce rough skin and restore softness, reach for Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap. Formulated with bran and oatmeal, this highly efficient exfoliator helps slough off dead skin cells to reveal softer-feeling skin.
Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap, $15 MSRP
KIEHL’S GROOMING SOLUTIONS BAR SOAP
Formulated with jojoba seed powder, pumice, and pracaxi oil, you can buff away dead skin cells and dirt easily with this deep cleansing body soap. As a plus, it’s infused with a woodsy blend of aromatic cedarwood, sandalwood, and eucalyptus, and can reveal skin that’s smooth, soft and energized.
Kiehl’s Grooming Solutions Bar Soap, $15 MSRP