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ICYMI: Facial Bar Soaps Are Making A Comeback. Here, The Best Ones To Get

It's no surprise that facial bar soaps are having their moment. If you're unsure where to start with these compact cleansers, below, all the ones you should get.

This story first appeared on Her World. 

When you think of facial wash, bar soaps may hardly be the type of cleanser that comes to mind. But they may just be the most underrated way to wash your face, ever. Switching to bar soaps from your usual liquid soaps are great for several reasons. They are environmentally friendly, requiring little packaging, are usually much more affordable, and finally make great travel companions due to their lightweight and solid form.

They are also just as effective. But just as with regular cleansers, make sure to be aware of the ingredients before deciding which facial bar soap is right for you and your skin concerns – after all, you don’t want to end up with skin that’s just a little too squeaky clean or doesn’t suit your needs.

Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay Gentle Cleanse Clay Soap Bar, $19, from Sephora
This has pink clay and is ideal for sensitive and dry skin types, it softens skin and leaves a lingering and refreshing citrus scent and silky texture thanks to skin-softening and nourishing oil ingredients. Inoue Olive Olive Soap, $17, from Tangs
This soap is made by boiling the glycerin- and botanical based ingredients gently for 100 hours, then letting it age for 60 days. The olive in the formula maintains skin’s healthy moisture levels while the purifying ingredients offer a deep cleanse. Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Bar for Face and Body with Dish, $39
A mild, medicated soap that helps clear and prevent acne and breakouts from popping up. It eliminates bacteria that causes zits with encapsulated, acne-fighting salicylic acid and also calms and soothes irritated skin. Cle De Peau Beaute Synactif Soap, $148, from Cle De Peau Beaute counters
The lather from this soap is super luxurious and gently comforts and cleanses even the more fragile skin. It leaves the complexion radiant, never dry, and a little goes a long way, as one soap bar lasts for a pretty long time. Ciracle Blackhead Soap, $11
By effectively whipping away dirt, oil and clogged pores, this soap curbs blackheads from forming. It also boasts natural ingredients like green team olive, blackberry and soybean to protect and balance the skin. Erno Laszlo Phelityl Cleansing Bar, $60, from Sephora
Promises a brighter complexion thanks to natural botanical ingredients like plant oils that boost cell renewal and to rejuvenate skin to make it clear and smooth. Kiss My Face, Olive & Chamomile Soap Bar, $4 from www.iherb.com
Harvested from sun-drenched orchards in the Mediterranean, skin-hydrating olive oil is mixed with skin-soothing chamomile in this traditionally-crafted soap, making it perfect for dry skin. The bonus: It is super affordable too. Aprilskin Signature Soap Original, $20
This soap promises to heal and control breakout-prone skin. It doesn’t have harsh surfactants but uses rice extracts to promote the lather. The foam is gentle and yet manages to effectively purify the skin, leaving it well-hydrated, smooth and soft. Herbivore Botanicals Blue Clay Balancing Cleanse Clay Soap Bar, $19, from Sephora
This blue bar is formulated with Cambrian Blue Clay which is great for balancing and gently cleansing combination skin types. It can be used on both face and body and has a subtle scent of lemon and lavender.