Health & Beauty
20 Best Soaps
Sometimes the most basic necessities are also the most luxurious -- look no further to find the top-rated soaps
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So, what defines soap of the new millennium? Considering its humble beginnings in the Roman bathhouses of 312 B.C. when soap was made out of goat's tallow, wood ashes and salt*, we've come a long way. Now we've got bars that can massage, exfoliate, soothe, moisturize, and make you smell heavenly -- not like wood ashes.
First thing's first -- when choosing the best soap for you, make sure that the product is suited to your skin type (dry, oily, sensitive, etc). Then, consult this list to see which reader-approved cleansers blow all other sudsters out of the water. See the 20 best soaps now.
*Source: "Naturalis Historia," 1669 edition
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