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8 Soaps That Raise the Bar for Flawless Skin All Over

Exfoliating

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Enjoy the delicious decadence of chocolate (sans the calories!) with the Fresh Cocoa Exfoliating Bar Soap ($16.50; fresh.com). Cocoa butter hydrates while crushed cocoa gently sloughs off dry patches.

Mega-Moisturizing

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The rich and creamy First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Gentle Cleansing Bar ($14; sephora.com) touts hydrating shea butter, plus skin-soothing colloidal oatmeal and allatonin. (Psst... These 10 Skincare Products Work While You Sleep.) 

Spot-Fading

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Think of the PCA Skin Pigment Bar ($34; pcaskin.com) as a bar in a jar. A triple threat of brighteners—azelaic acid, kojic acid, and niacinmaide—target discoloration, be it on your face or body.

Acne-Fighting

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Purfying charcoal combined with willowbark extract (a natural source of salicylic acid), make Yes To Tomatoes Activated Charcoal Bar Soap ($4.99; yestocarrots.com) a great choice for zapping pesky pimples. Plus, the namesake ingredient is rich in lycopene, an anti-inflammatory antioxidant.

Pore-Minimizing

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Banish the look of prominent pores with the Drunk Elephant JuJu Bar ($28; sephora.com). Bamboo powder gently breaks up pore-clogging debris and impurities and helps refine texture for smoother, more even skin.

Ultra-Gentle

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VMV Hypoallergenics Essence Skin-Saving Clear + Clean Body Soap ($10; vmvhypoallergenics.com) is free of potentially irritating fragrance, parabens, and preservatives, to deliver a complete clean for even the most sensitive of skin types.

Anti-Aging

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Thanks a unique delivery system, the youth-boosting ingredients (namely, a type of algae that boosts collagen) in the Erno Laszlo Firmarine Face Bar ($45; ernolaszlo.com) are slowly released over time. Translation: They keep working, even after you're done cleansing. (Forget Botox! Start these healthy skincare habits in your twenties instead.)

Oil-Absorbing

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Detoxifying mineral clay in V76 Bar Soap ($14; V76.com) pulls out impurities and sops up excess sebum, so that your complexion feels fresh and clean...but never stripped or tight.

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