8 Facial Cleansing Bars That Prove Bars Are Back
With the new generation, a bar can be so much more than soap
But a lot has changed in the last six months. Dozens of new facial cleansing bars have hit the market, and many of them are fantastic. They simultaneously deeply clean and moisturizer your skin -- no stripping suds here -- and many of them even have bonus ingredients to address things like hyperpigmentation and acne.
Plus, bar cleansers are great for travel (since they're solid, they fall out of TSA's scope), and they have fewer preservatives than liquid cleansers. Bacteria needs water to grow, and bars don't contain water, explains Gigja Hlin Wesneski, founder of the new natural skin care brand Root Science. Therefore, most bars have a "cleaner" ingredient list than other cleansers.
After years of avoiding bars, I finally started using them, and I've been pleasantly surprised by how well they remove makeup and how soft my skin feels after rinsing and patting dry. Here are eight standouts from my facial cleansing bar testing.
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