It may feel unusual to use a soap bar to cleanse your skin but a new generation of ultra-gentle formulas has meant facial cleansing bars have made a comeback in the world of skincare.
Compact, long-lasting and so easy to travel with, soap bars make the perfect cleanser for those who are constantly on the go or for someone who simply wants be a little more environmentally conscious when it comes to their beauty routine as many traditional liquid, balm and cream cleansers come in plastic packaging.
To help you find the perfect product for your skin type and concerns, we have curated an edit of seven of the best soap bars for the complexion.
7 best facial soap bars
- Embryolisse Gentle Dermatological Cleansing Bar
- Gallinée Prebiotic Cleansing Bar
- Estée Lauder Nutritious Micro-Algae Cleansing Bar
- Clinique Extra Mild Facial Soap
- MÁDARA Charcoal Detox Soap
- Erno Laszlo White Marble Cleansing Bar
- DHC Mild Soap
Embryolisse Gentle Dermatological Cleansing Bar
Perfect for dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin types, the Embryolisse Gentle Dermatological Cleansing Bar cleanses the skin of excess oils, dirt and impurities to leave your complexion clean and super soft. Working up into a luxurious lather, the soap-free formula even hydrates the skin for a supple, comfortable finish.
Gallinée Prebiotic Cleansing Bar
While respecting your skin's delicate pH balance, the Gallinée Prebiotic Cleansing Bar gently cleanses the skin of impurities. Suitable for both face and body, the soap-free bar utilises Gallinée's patented complex of Lactic Acid and Prebiotics to refine, soften and purify the skin.
Estée Lauder Nutritious Micro-Algae Cleansing Bar
Enriched with a unique Japanese micro-algae blend, the Estée Lauder Nutritious Micro-Algae Cleansing Bar works to deeply cleanse and refine oily, congested skin. Cold-pressed to maximise its nutritional benefits, the micro-algae infuses the skin with vitamins and minerals to boost not only the appearance but the overall health of your complexion.
Clinique Extra Mild Facial Soap
Suitable for all skin types and a staple step in Clinique's infamous 3-step routine, the Extra Mild Facial Soap quickly and effectively refreshes and cleanses the complexion. Not at all drying, the formula maintains the skin's protective lipids but sweeps away dead skin cells to reveal a naturally radiant, ultra-soft visage.
MÁDARA Charcoal Detox Soap
Charcoal works wonders of congested, oily complexions making the MÁDARA Charcoal Detox Soap the perfect facial soap bar for problem-prone skin. With a deep but delicate cleansing action, the soap draws impurities from the skin and effectively clears blocked pores to leave skin refreshed and refined.
Erno Laszlo White Marble Cleansing Bar
With a powerful fruit-acid complexion, the Erno Laszlo White Marble Cleansing Bar works to boost and refresh lack-lustre skin. Perfect for these with an uneven skin tone or hyper-pigmentation, the bar utilises breakthrough whitening technology to brighten the complexion. Vitamin C, Shea Butter and Lemon Peel Oil work in unison to brighten, soften and refresh your skin.
DHC Mild Soap
Perfect for even the most sensitive of skin, DHC Mild Soap is enriched with Olive Oil and Honey to effortlessly lift away makeup and impurities without drying out the complexion. Maintaining the delicate moisture balance of the skin, the softening formula leaves skin feeling soft and supple with a lit-from-within appearance.