8 Soaps That Raise the Bar for Flawless Skin All Over
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.