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5 of the best cleansing bars for the body

5 of the best cleansing bars for the body
Tara Stevenson-Smith
Writer and expert6 years ago
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Last Updated 28/03/2024

The humble bar of soap is making a beauty comeback! Once a product thought to dry out and strip the skin, 2024’s new wave of cleansing bars are formulated to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin.

With consumers on the hunt for more sustainable beauty with less packaging and waste, solid cleansing bars and more traditional soap products are becoming more popular.   Brands like Aesop and Drunk Elephant are jumping on the soap bar trend, creating formulas that are packed with skin-loving ingredients that push bar soaps beyond the realm of what we knew them to be.

Not sure where to start when searching for a bar of soap?  We have rounded up 5 of the best cleansing bars to upgrade your cleansing routine!

Drunk Elephant Juju Bar

Exfoliate and cleanse impurities away with the Drunk Elephant Juju Bar. This solid bar soap allows you to experience a creamy, luxurious lather, formulated with thermal mud to help to help detoxify and bamboo powder that works to gently buff away dead skin, revealing brighter nourished skin.

Aesop Body Cleansing Slab 

Lather the day away with a citrus and floral-scented soap bar. Aesop’s bestselling formulas are now available in pH-balancing solid formats that are designed to cleanse the body and hands. Infused with purifying botanical oils that work to moisturise and hydrate whilst leaving the skin feeling fresh and nourished.

Gallinée Prebiotic Cleansing Bar

Nourish your body from top to toe with the Gallinée Prebiotic Cleansing Bar. This prebiotic packed soap bar is formulated with Gallinée’s biotic complex, which contains pre-, pro- and postibiotics to help strengthen the skin’s microbiome. The gentle cleansing actives work to remove impurities and the ‘bad’ bacteria, whilst protecting the ‘good’, leaving your skin looking radiant. This soothing soap bar can be used on your face and body for daily use.

Fresh Verbena Oval Soap

Awaken your senses with a bright citrus scent using the Fresh Verbena Oval Soap. An original solid soap staple that works to cleanse whilst helping to prevent the skin from feeling dry and ‘tight’ through the hydrating hero ingredient, shea butter. This long-lasting soap is neatly presented in printed, hand-wrapped packaging – perfect for gifting or as a treat to yourself!

UpCircle Cinnamon and Ginger Chai Soap Bar 

Pamper your skin with the UpCircle Cinnamon and Ginger Chai Soap Bar, offering comforting scent of cinnamon and chai to help you unwind after a busy day. This soap bar is enriched with organic skin-loving ingredients such as pink clay, that works to help reduce the appearance of redness, and cinnamon and ginger oils to hydrate. This cinnamon and ginger infused soap bar is made with residual chai spices that are used to create chai syrups.

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Tara Stevenson-Smith
Writer and expert
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Ever since I was a little girl, I have been interested in all things beauty as I used to watch my mum do her makeup and hair all the time and then I would try and use her products! I now love finding the best beauty buys out there and then recommending them to my friends and family to find out there experience with using them. To me the beauty industry has no limits, you can use different products or even just one product to create a variety of looks and through using different tools it can be made into an experience tailored to you. For me, perfecting my base is my fave thing to do and play around with, as I like it to last me all day whilst still looking flawless! So a handful of high quality products that I can rely on to achieve my natural yet airbrushed effect daily look is an essential as it gives me the confidence to be bold. As I am always trying and testing out new foundations, concealers, powders, primers and setting sprays I feel like I have a handle on the best makeup products out there. I am an advocate in using products that make you feel FANTASTIC as well as LOOKING FANTASTIC! I am currently loving the NARS Afterglow Lip Balm in the shade 'Orgasm' as it adds the perfect sheen of colour onto my lips whilst also moisturising them!