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What’s the first thing that comes to mind at the mention of bar soap? Let us guess: a sterile, shriveled white brick. But those are the bar soaps of the past. With the wide range of skin care brands on the market and a growing interest in cleaner, more sustainable options, bar soap is growing in popularity again.

While both bar soap and body wash work about the same when cleansing your skin, bar soaps eliminate the need for plastic packaging and typically last longer than your average bottle of body wash. Once you see these 14 options below, you might be making the transition to bar soap for good.

Glossier Body Hero Exfoliating Bar $14

If cult-favorite brand Glossier is making bar soap, it’s definitely back in style. This version is made with bamboo powder to help exfoliate the skin while cleansing, plus sunflower seed oil to lock in moisture.

Herbivore Pink Clay Gentle Soap Bar $12

Clean beauty brand Herbivore created this chic bar soap formulated with French pink clay, a gentle clay known to draw out impurities without drying your skin. It can be used on your face and body.

L’Occitane Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap – Lavender $12

Turn your shower into a relaxing oasis with this lavender-scented bar soap from chic French brand L’Occitane. Made with shea extract and vegetable oils, this gentle bar soap will soften and nourish your skin while it cleanses.

SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Skin Renewal Recipe Bar Soap $6

Renew and restore irritated skin with the help of healing manuka honey and probiotic-rich yogurt.

Meant The Every Body Bar $20

This multi-tasking soap does it all. It can be used as a body wash, face wash, and hand soap. Plus, it’s made with organic ingredients including triple milled goat’s milk and argan and monoi oils to nourish and protect your skin.

Ursa Major Morning Mojo Bar Soap $14

This clean soap is the perfect way to jumpstart your day thanks to its invigorating scent of eucalyptus, peppermint, and grapefruit. It also gives a tingly sensation thanks to exfoliating volcanic rock.

Follain Everybody Bar Soap $9

This non-toxic soap comes in chic packaging and is scented with luxurious notes of bergamot, tangerine, and lavender.

Good Molecules Clarify and Cleanse Bar $8

Technically soap-free, this cleansing bar is made with ultra-gentle, soothing ingredients to help clean the skin without stripping it of moisture.

Mer Sea Coconut Sugar Shea Bar Soap $10

Handcrafted with goat’s milk, shea butter, olive oil, and vitamin E, this milky bar soap will cleanse your skin and remind you of a warm summer night thanks to notes of coconut, vanilla, and musk.

Beekman 1802 Pure Goat Milk Body Bar Soap $15

This fragrance-free option is made with triple-milled goat milk to match the pH of your skin and leave you feeling clean and hydrated.

Method Exfoliating Bar Soap Olive Leaf $4

This affordable bar soap is made with clean ingredients, including lava rock to gently exfoliate the skin and shea to add moisture.

Meow Meow Tweet Grapefruit Mint Body Soap $10

The packaging alone is enough to make you want to try this bar soap, but the scent — an invigorating mix of grapefruit and peppermint — will surely clinch the deal.

Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castille Bar Soap Peppermint $4.79

Made with organic ingredients like hemp oil and peppermint, this bar soap will leave you feeling fresh, clean, and moisturized.

Malin + Goetz Rum Bar Soap $16

Bar soap just a whole lot chicer with this version from Malin + Goetz in their famous rum scent.

xx, The FabFitFun Team

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