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The New-Age Bar Cleansers To Add To Your Skincare Routine

While traditional soap bars might've stripped your skin of its natural oils, these are the new-age bar cleansers that will treat your skin right.
Argentum Apothecary Le Savon Lune, $190, Sephora
A soap-free cleanser that helps restore the natural balance of your skin thanks to its powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Created with your skin’s optimum pH in mind, Le Savon Lune is the perfect cleanser for tightening pores, removing makeup and targeting blemishes while leaving your skin clean, cushioned and visibly healthier. Joanna Vargas Ritual Bar, US$24 (S$33), www.net-a-porter.com
This soap is green because it harvests the powers of many a green ingredient that’s beneficial for the skin such as green tea extracts that stimulates cell renewal alongside coffee extracts and nourishing avocado and olive fruit oils. The end result? Youthful-looking skin thanks to the increased blood circulation in the face. Erborian Black Soap, $35, Sephora
With the same clarifying properties of a charcoal mask, but in a soap bar. This extra-gentle, plant-derived black soap purifies and mattifies the skin to leave you with thoroughly-cleansed skin. Tom Ford Beauty Neroli Portofino Soap, $65
This one’s a more “treat yourself” kind of soap bar. Adopting the scent of Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino vibrant citrusy scent that’s made to be reminiscent of cool breezes, sparkling clear water and lush foliage of the Italian Riviera, this luxurious soap gently smoothens, softens and refreshes the skin. Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay - Gentle Cleanse Clay Soap Bar, $19, Sephora
Targeted at sensitive and dry skin, the cell-renewing and regenerative French pink clay together with a blend of essential oils gently draw out impurities without drying out the skin. This leaves the skin soft and with a lingering and refreshing citrus scent. Gallinee Cleansing Bar, $23, Sephora
Suitable to be used from head to toe, this soap-free and oh-so-gentle nourishing bar cleanses and soothes your skin. Formulated with prebiotics and lactic acid nourishes and protects your skin’s good bacteria while removing the bad, leaving your skin looking radiant. Estee Lauder Nutritious Micro-Algae Pore Purifying Cleansing, $30
This cleansing bar from Estee Lauder is enriched with, yes, algae. And no, it’s not a dirty word. In fact, it’s a mega-shot of green goodness for your face. Crafted in Japan, this deep-cleansing bar is enriched with chlorella, tiny green algae that grow in freshwater and is bursting with nutrients like vitamins B, C and E. These ingredients help your skin to detox naturally, support radiance and combat fatigue while also helping to minimise pores and control shine. Arcona Toner Tea Bar, $58, Sephora
This facial cleanser from Arcona is packed with antioxidants that leave the skin soothed and strengthened. Witch Hazel tones to minimise the appearance of pores, while enzyme-rich manuka honey nourishes, oxygenates and clarifies the complexion. Coconut, palm and aloe extracts also work to maintain skin’s natural pH balance without stripping it of essential moisture and nutrients. Drunk Elephant Juju Bar, $40, Sephora
Unlike soap that has a pH level of nine, this bar has one of approximately six to ensure sufficient cleansing without drying or stripping the skin of its protective barrier. It’s also a multi-tasking one that gently removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, refines and brightens it. A mix of mud and bamboo powder creates a creamy lather that rids unwanted oil, pore-clogging surface debris and any impurities.