9 soap bars to gently and thoroughly cleanse different skin types
Soap bars seem less common than liquid soaps these days. But that doesn’t mean that the bar type of cleansers aren’t good. It’s mostly for the sake of convenience that our suds come in bottles and tubes.
This soap is made by boiling the glycerin- and botanical based ingredients gently for 100 hours, then letting it age for 60 days. The olive in the formula maintains skin’s healthy moisture levels while the purifying ingredients offer a deep cleanse.
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Bar for Face and Body with Dish, $39
A mild, medicated soap that helps clear and prevent acne and breakouts from popping up. It eliminates bacteria that causes zits with encapsulated, acne-fighting salicylic acid and also calms and soothes irritated skin.
Cle De Peau Beaute Synactif Soap, $148, from Cle De Peau Beaute counters
The lather from this soap is super luxurious and gently comforts and cleanses even the more fragile skin. It leaves the complexion radiant, never dry, and a little goes a long way, as one soap bar lasts for a pretty long time.
By effectively whipping away dirt, oil and clogged pores, this soap curbs blackheads from forming. It also boasts natural ingredients like green team olive, blackberry and soybean to protect and balance the skin.
Kiss My Face, Olive & Chamomile Soap Bar, $4.38 from iherb
Harvested from sun-drenched orchards in the Mediterranean, skin-hydrating olive oil is mixed with skin-soothing chamomile in this traditionally-crafted soap, making it perfect for dry skin. The bonus: It is super affordable too.
This soap promises to heal and control breakout-prone skin. It doesn’t have harsh surfactants but uses rice extracts to promote the lather. The foam is gentle and yet manages to effectively purify the skin, leaving it well-hydrated, smooth and soft.
Herbivore Botanicals Blue Clay – Balancing Cleanse Clay Soap Bar, $19, from Sephora
This blue bar is formulated with Cambrian Blue Clay which is great for balancing and gently cleansing combination skin types. It can be used on both face and body and has a subtle scent of lemon and lavender.