Bar Soap is Making a Comeback


Bar soap is making a major comeback, but don't reach for the Ivory just yet. In fact, run far away from anything that contains "soap" in it. Why you ask? Though it seems counter intuitive, using soap on the face disrupts your skin's natural moisture barrier (aka, it strips the hell out of it). We've been lucky enough to witness an evolution is cleansers through the years that are much more gentle alternatives to traditional bar soap. Though some certainly miss the convenience of having a perfectly compact cleanser at reach, which is why in a world of convenience, they're becoming relevant again.

Bar Soap Reinvented: The new evolution of bar soap is focused on skin nourishing ingredients, treatment focused, and detox friendly. The best part? They're easy to make yourself (if you're up for the task) and incredibly affordable to buy.

What to Buy:

Tomato Beauty Bar from SkinOwl: Oily? Acne Prone? Then this bar may just be the thing for you. I love that it's filled with targeted ingredients like tea tree and bentonite clay to purify and kill bacteria within the skin. It claims to last up to 12 weeks!

Movis from Lush Cosmetics: Seeing whole wheat breadcrumbs listed in the ingredients is a first for me. They to help exfoliate and slough away dead, dry skin cells — and based on the reviews, people are loving it. A great choice for a drier skin type, Vitamin E and coconut oil nourish the skin.

BeautyCounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar: Charcoal draws out impurities from the skin, making this bar the perfect choice is your suffering from a little congestion and lackluster complexion. Antioxidant-rich and multi-purpose (can be used for the body, too).