Meet the New Generation of Bar Soaps That Deserve a Spot in Your Shower
We get it: Bar soaps seem like they’re harboring germs — and bring back memories of summer camp or your grandfather. But a new crop of old-fashioned bars boasting some seriously cool benefits (intense moisturizing, acne-clearing detoxifying, or dead-skin sloughing, anyone?) will make you venture outside your cleansing comfort zone. (And, don’t worry: Any germs are basically harmless.) Here, 13 bar soaps that are totally changing the game, one soapy lather at a time.
While charcoal and rosehip oil deliver a purifying cleanse in this paraben-free soap, we fell in love with the subtle scents of rose and musk.
Get transported to the French countryside with this triple-milled soap boosted by Provence olive oil, sunflower seed oil, and rosemary extract.
Suds up and zap germs with this anti-bacterial beauty bar that is gentle enough to be used on your face as well. For a refreshing start to your day, pick up this mint scent.
Sensitive skin will be smitten with this gentle, French pink clay-based soap that draws out all the grime in your pores without stripping it of moisture. It’s free of artificial ingredients, fillers, alcohol, fragrances, artificial colors, and unnatural preservatives, so you can be completely confident using it if you’re prone to irritation.
This translucent cleanser helps maintain supple, healthy skin and will leave you smelling like honey.