For years the idea of a chic bar soap was blasphemy. It was all about the foaming cleansers, the gels, the scrubs. But the bar is back in a big way. It might strike you as old school but don’t judge a soap by it’s appearance! Some of the most exciting new skincare products are being presented in bar form and the even better news is there’s a bar for everyone. Whether you need a gentle cleanser to reduce inflammation or a soap that transports you back to your summer vacation, there’s a chic bar soap for you. Read on for our top picks of the best bars.
Cloud Bar by Joanna Vargas
An ultra gentle cleansing bar has nourishing coconut and soothing chamomile to calm, hydrate and wash away any rough, dry red skin immediately. This genius combination of skin-soothing ingredients means it’s a perfect bar for daily cleansing while simultaneously delivering collagen stimulating, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits to the skin. Wins all around.
Côte d’Azur Soap by Oribe
Remember when just a few weeks ago you were lounging in the Côte d’Azur getting tan and drinking wine? Us neither, but Oribe’s new Côte d’Azur Soap will definitely make you feel like you’re on vacation. This silky smooth bar soap will elevate your shower like whoa, and is of course infused with Oribe’s signature scent of Calabrian bergamot, white butterfly jasmine and sandalwood. (Available September 4th)
Activated Charcoal Bar Soap by Yes To
Charcoal is one of the it-ingredients these days, and now there’s a bar soap version of it! This Activated Charcoal Bar Soap, also formulated with tomato extract is 98% natural and paraben-free and is thus perfect for face and body. It will naturally draw out any impurities and excess oil from the skin so it will fight any pesky breakouts.
Energizing Craft Beer Bar Shampoo and Hydrating Craft Beer Bar Shampoo by BRÖÖ
Don’t worry, gentleman, there’s something for you, too. Whether you need a boost of energy or some hydration, BRÖÖ has created two bar soap shampoos with an amazing star ingredient… craft beer! (Sounds delicious, but don’t lick the bar in the shower, please.) Amazingly enough, craft beer has B vitamins, proteins and minerals in the malted barley that help nourish, repair and protect skin. Who knew beer was helpful as well as tasty!