The Best Bar Soaps You’ll Want to Use

Bar soap gets a bad rap for being basic. But these anything-but-simple options blow that thinking out of the (literal) water by doing so much more for your skin.


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John Masters Organics Birch & Cedarwood Cleansing & Shaving Bar

Besides having a decadently earthy-woody scent, this organic palm- and coconut oil–packed soap creates a rich foam that lets you get a close and comfortable shave, minus any separate shaving cream. $8, dermstore.com


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100% Pure Honey Kumquat Honey Cake Soap

The fabulously sweet fragrance of this organic shea butter–based bar leaves the slightest bit of scent on your skin, even after you get out of the shower. What’s more, it’s full of really serious hydrators like grapeseed, manuka honey and rosehip, so skin is left supersoft, but never stripped. $18, skin1.com


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Kahina Giving Beauty Rosemary Lavender Soap

This fresh-scented major multitasker exfoliates and softens, and can even be used to cleanse hair. $48, spiritbeautylounge.com

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Clè de Peau Beautè Synactif Soap

This isn’t so much of a new release as it is a recent reformulation. Its uber-luxe, has a proprietary ingredient that helps detoxify and purify skin, and has the ability to remove all makeup while leaving behind a more radiant-looking complexion. $100, cledepeaubeaute.com


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KORRES Chamomile Soap

Formulated with mega soothing, conditioning and calming ingredients like chamomile extract, this emollient bar is perfect for sensitive skin and redness. $11, sephora.com


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Bioré Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar 

With the ability to get into pores and exfoliate, this natural charcoal bar draws out deep-down dirt and oil so skin is squeaky-clean. $7, ulta.com