The Zoe Report

Bar None: The Best Soaps For Your Skin

To anyone guilty of hoarding hotel soaps over the years, this one’s for you. As covetable as your vacation mementos—if not quite as free—our face bars du jour have come a long way from the stale soaps of generations past. Translation: they are gentle, non-drying and packed with benefits. Another bonus? They are easier to travel with than your liquid formulas, which is extra relevant this time of year. Without further adieu, we invite you to find your suitor soap.



Sisley Paris Soapless Cleansing Bar, $65

Extra Gentle

This “soapless” bar relies on a non-alkaline formula (consisting of calendula and tropical resins) to remove makeup, tighten pores and clarify the skin without stripping. 

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Surgras Cleansing Bar, $11

Sweetly Scented

Ideal for extra-dry skin, this bar is enriched with lipids to maintain the physiological balance of your  'dermis—and it’s gentle enough to use every day. 

Sai Sei Green Tea Purify Soap, $20


Caffeine kick anyone? When your morning cup of coffee doesn't cut it, turn to this green tea soap, which boasts anti-bacterial and brightening benefits.

Face bars have come a long way from the stale soaps of generations past, plus they are easier to travel with than liquid formulas.

Cor Silver Soap, $38


Concocted with a patented nano-silver, this game-changing wash works to reverse wrinkles, boost collagen and even out sun spots. Maj!

Deitanseki Charcoal Soap, $11


Harvest the advantages of this soap's key charcoal ingredient, a prized resource that absorbs dirt and purifies the skin for a refreshing result.

Remede Soap Trio Facial Bar Cleanser, $22


Abundant in antioxidants and shea butter, these bars work like a one-two punch to enrich and moisturize your skin—plus their packaging is uber-chic.

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