I tend to be a shower-gel type of person, but in an effort to keep packaging to a minimum, I've been trying to make the switch to bar soaps. No matter what your skin type or budget, there is a great cruelty-free bar soap for you. Here are 10 soaps worth checking out:
1. LUSHLUSH soaps are all handmade with fresh, organic fruits and veggies and
have invigorating scents such as ginger, sea vegetable, and even porridge.
Vegan products are clearly labeled on the company's website, too, so shopping
is a breeze. The soaps are available in LUSH shops and online. Find a store.
2. Kiss My FaceClassic and long-lasting, Kiss My Face soap is the first natural soap I
used when I started buying only cruelty-free products. There are several
nourishing olive formulas, including chamomile, lavender, green tea, and more. Find a
3. Clearly Natural
Natural makes vegetable glycerin soaps that come in a multitude of colors and
scents—as well as unscented. They are really gentle on sensitive skin, and there
are also special formulas for acne-prone skin. They're available online and at
many health-food stores for typically less than $2 a bar.
4. Dr. Bronner's Magic All-One
most health-food stores and online, Dr. Bronner's Magic All-One comes in
therapeutic scents such as eucalyptus, peppermint, almond, rose, tea tree,
citrus, and lavender. There's even a special mild formula for babies.
5. The Body ShopPossibly as close as your nearest mall, The Body Shop has tons of fruity
and creamy soaps—coconut is my favorite. Find a store.
6. Crabtree & EvelynWalking into a Crabtree & Evelyn store is just about as relaxing as
using one of the company's natural moisturizing soaps. And the cocoa butter
body bar smells like a cookie—but don't eat it! Find a
7. Sailor Mouth SoapsWith some of the cutest, most unique
soap bars I have ever seen, Sailor Mouth Soaps is definitely worth checking out!
From doughnuts to robots, it has a variety of fun scents and shapes.
8. A Wild Soap BarTake a wash on the wild side with A Wild Soap Bar! The passionflower
soap relieves anxiety, while the black willow bark soap helps with acne and
doubles as a deodorizer! With a variety of scents and ingredients, you're sure
to find a bar that fits your needs.
For problematic and acne-prone skin, try Palmer's Skin Success
complexion bar. It will help you have—as its namesake suggests—skin success!
Great for shopping on a budget, one bar is typically around $2. Find a
10. Tom's of Maine
Available in moisturizing, clear, and deodorant varieties, Tom's soaps
are popping up in major department and drugstores everywhere these days. They're
great because they're long-lasting. Find
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