In the past, bar soaps have been scorned for supposedly containing harsh, skin-stripping irritants, yet recently they’ve been making a comeback by featuring quality ingredients and being sold in plastic-free packaging. Consumers are increasingly drawn to these hydrating, environmentally-friendly alternatives to bottled shampoos, cleansers and shower gels.
The following is a list of the best bar soaps for hair, skin and body:
Diptyque Do Son Perfumed Soap
Light and feminine, Diptyque’s Do Son Perfumed Soap features notes of almond oil and tuberose flower, providing a balance of sugar and spice for a soft, silky finish.
Sisley Soapless Cleansing Facial Bar
Formulated for combination to oily complexions, Sisley Soapless Cleansing Facial Bar eliminates impurities and minimizes pores without drying out the skin.
Floris London Lily of the Valley Luxury Soap
A luxurious combination of moisturizing shea butter, leafy green notes and lemon, Floris London Lily of the Valley Luxury Soap provides a fresh and subtly sweet scent of jasmine and rose.
Aveda Rosemary Mint Bath Bar
Packaged in recycled paper, Aveda Rosemary Mint Bath Bar, which gently exfoliates with rosemary and peppermint leaf powders, hydrates the skin and leaves a minty fresh scent.
Tom Ford Oud Wood Soap Bar
Rich and luxurious, Tom Ford’s Oud Wood Soap Bar features notes of exotic rosewood, amber and Tonka bean for a relaxing and nourishing bath experience that leaves skin silky and smooth.
Herbivore Blue Clay Cleansing Bar Soap
Herbivore Blue Clay Cleansing Bar Soap, which can be used as a body soap or shaving bar, cleanses clogged pores and hydrates skin for a clear, glowing complexion. Cambrian blue clay eliminates impurities from the pores and lavender soothes the skin.
Christophe Robin Hydrating Shampoo Bar with Aloe Vera
The Christophe Robin Hydrating Shampoo Bar with Aloe Vera, which is paraben-free and 100 percent vegan, is perfect for dehydrated hair. Aloe Vera cleanses the scalp and leaves hair conditioned, smooth and shiny.
Creed Silver Mountain Water Soap
Formulated with citrus, green tea, blackcurrant and sandalwood, Creed Silver Mountain Water Soap exudes a fresh, crisp fragrance that is both invigorating and soothing.
Byredo Rose Fragranced Soap
With top notes of pink pepper and raspberry and heart notes of rose petal and patchouli, Byredo Rose Fragranced Soap is cleansing, revitalizing and refreshing, as well as paraben-free.
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Bar for Face and Body
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Bar for Face and Body is non-drying and perfect to keep breakouts in check. Gentle on the face and body and suitable for all skin types, this multipurpose bar also reduces redness.
L'Occitane Shea Ultra Gentle Face Soap
L'Occitane Shea Ultra Gentle Face Soap, which features nourishing shea butter, soothes and hydrates skin for a clean, even complexion. This non-drying, gentle formula is suitable for all skin-types, including sensitive skin.
Lush Jungle Solid Conditioner
Formulated with bananas, avocados and figs as well as cocoa butter, the 100 percent vegan Lush Jungle Solid Conditioner rehydrates hair for a natural shine.