When you think of facial wash, bar soaps may hardly be the type of cleanser that comes to mind. But they may just be the most underrated way to wash your face, ever. Switching to bar soaps from your usual liquid soaps are great for several reasons. They are environmentally friendly, requiring little packaging, are usually much more affordable, and finally make great travel companions due to their light weight and solid form.
They are also just as effective. But just as with regular cleansers, make sure to be aware of the ingredients before deciding which facial bar soap is right for you and your skin concerns – after all, you don’t want to end up with skin that’s just a little too squeaky clean or doesn’t suit your needs.
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This iconic bar soap by Erno Laszlo works wonders in working up that deep cleansing you really need. Containing key ingredient mineral-rich dead sea mud, it not only refines your complexion and remove dead skin cells, but also improve circulation and encourage natural skin regeneration without making your skin feel too stripped or tight. Plus, it comes conveniently packed in a pretty travel-friendly dish soap.
Despite looking like an ordinary prettily packaged bar soap, don’t be fooled. The Le Savon Lune by Argentum Apothecary holds unique, effective ingredients, such as DNA HP, a natural, marine-based hydrator, and patented silver hydrosol to hydrate and purify for visibly cleaner and healthier skin without any hint of dehydration or irritation.
If you’re looking for a facial perk me up, this may just be the facial bar you need. Dr. Woods’ all-natural facial cleansing bar will leave you with a glowing, luminous finish and is well suited for all skin types. It’s star ingredient, black soap works as a gentle exfoliant to rejuvenate skin cells and clear blemishes, while argan oil, shea butter and squalene works to repair, nourish and revitalise your skin. Your skin will not feel dried out as it does with other exfoliating bar soaps, and instead left hydrated and fresh. Plus, it comes amazingly scented and affordably priced, too.
Coming in a patented extract of probiotics and lactic acid, this cleansing bar by Gallinee cleans well without drying or irritating skin and leaving it perfectly balanced. Matter fact – it adds moisture to your skin while keeping your pH balance in check with a formula at ph 5.8.
This 100% vegan bar by Herbivore Botanicals is made for sensitive and dry skin types in mind. The skin-softening soap bar contains French pink clay for cell-renewing and regenerative properties, and a blend of essential oils to gently draw out impurities without drying out skin, and finally a base of coconut oil as moisturising carrier of these ingredients. You’ll be left with softened skin and a delightfully citrusy scent after.
Celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas knows a thing or two about great skin. Her Ritual Bar is ideal for soothing and re-energising skin, thanks to key ingredients anti-inflammatory green tea and coffee that helps to boost circulation and minimize sun damage.
This Sisley facial cleansing bar is ideal if you’re looking to reduce excessive oil production throughout the day. With key ingredients soothing Calendula and purifying Benzoin extract, this wash works to gently eliminate impurities and minimise pores to give you that clean, matte finish you’ve been looking for.