There’s always a lot to love about twofers since nothing makes us feel more productive than getting two jobs done at once. When it comes to skincare, the best exfoliating soap bars are the first to come to mind.
We know, there’s a lot of stigma surrounding men and twofer shower products. For the most part, we agree with the majority of hate — no dude should be using a 2-in-1 shampoo and condition or, even worse, a 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Yuck.
But, we don’t feel the same way about the best exfoliating soap bars. These are a twofer guys are allowed to get behind.
These multitaskers get your skin squeaky clean and wash away dead skin cells, leaving you with cleansed, smooth and hydrated skin. Using the best exfoliating soap bars makes showering a hell of a lot easier and work in a jiff to make bathtime much faster. Who can hate on that?
Of course, bath sponges and loofahs exfoliate too, but they’re a paradise for bacteria and other icky stuff. An old-school bar of soap has far fewer germs — and only requires one step. To treat your skin while saving time, give one of these best exfoliating soap bars a whirl.
1. MARLOWE. No. 102 Men’s Body Scrub Soap
Out with the bad, in with the good. This glycerin-based super soap scrubs away dryness and dead cells, leaving skin awash in a natural blend of passionflower fruit, green tea and willow bark extracts designed to smooth and refresh. Made in the USA, it’s free of parabens and phthalates, plus the product is cruelty-free. Gentle enough to use on your face, you’ll want to inhale the subtle scent of agarwood, sandalwood and musk. Best of all, the brand teamed up with Clean the World to give soap to people at risk for hygiene-related illnesses with every Marlowe item purchased, easily making this one of the best exfoliating bar soaps for a multitude of reasons.
2. Dr. Squatch Cedar Citrus Soap Bar
Dr. Squatch’s Cedar Citrus Natural Soap Bar is a handmade, all-natural glycerin soap bar formulated with coconut and olive oils to nourish and moisturize your skin, soothing peppermint leaves to gently exfoliate and a refreshing blend of rustic cedar and orange oils for a unique and energizing scent.
3. Baxter of California Exfoliating Body Bar Soap
It goes without saying that Baxter of California is more than a SPY favorite at this point. This exfoliating body bar soap rids any dry skin and impurities with the help of jojoba meal and crushed olive seed. It increases cell renewal and helps rough patches throughout the body be gone. Worried it’s not for your skin type? Don’t be. This soap is for everyone.
4. The Seaweed Bath Co. Exfoliating Detox Body Soap
The Exfoliating Detox Body Soap by The Seaweed Bath Co. is full of good-for-you ingredients that will deeply moisturize, exfoliate and purify for smoother and firmer-looking skin. The ingredients include sustainably harvested seaweed, which contains 65+ vitamins and minerals; arabica coffee for gentle exfoliation; cinnamon, which activates the skin cells and increases skin elasticity; and specialty oils that hydrate and nourish. Lastly, charcoal powder has been added to draw out and wash away dirt, toxins and impurities on the skin.
5. Oliver Rocket Pine Tar Soap
It doesn’t get more natural than soap that’s 100% homemade in the USA with coconut oil, vegetable oil, olive oil, shea butter, activated charcoal, sea salt, pine tar extract, oatmeal and fragrance. Designed specifically for men, it can also be used as hand and beard soap. In addition to exfoliating, the charcoal also allows the soap to detox skin.
6. Pre de Provence Artisanal French Soap Bar
Lather and exfoliate your body with the luxurious scent of flowers and pomegranate. While that might not be the manliest of scents, it doesn’t matter with this artisanal French soap bar — it’s too good to pass up on. Not only will it help rejuvenate and smooth out your skin, but it will leave your bathroom smelling like a spa post-shower.
7. Dove Gentle Exfoliating Beauty Bar
This beauty bar contains Dove’s famous 1/4 moisturizing cream and exfoliating beads that delicately lift away dead cells that can dull your complexion. You’re left with new, fresh skin that’s moisturized and healthy. Since this isn’t a traditional bar soap, you’ll never have to worry about it over-stripping skin.
8. Revitale Salicylic Acid Scrub Soap
Soften out all those calluses and rough skin issues you might be facing. How so? With England’s favorite scrub soap bar, Revitale. Not only does this soap smoothen out your skin, but it helps fight acne all over your body by unclogging pores. As an exfoliant, this scrub soap uses apricot kernels which work with the soap to rid of excess oils and other unwanted clogs.
9. Bali Soap – Natural Soap Bar Gift Set
Sometimes you just want to try ’em all, and with Bali Soap, you can. This gift set is great for gifting or hoarding all to yourself. With this purchase, you’ll get the chance to try out six exfoliating soaps with scents including lemongrass, coconut, papaya, jasmine, vanilla and ylang-ylang. Each soap contains solely natural island ingredients straight from Bali to keep your skin fresh and clean.
10. Beast Sandpaper Scrub Bar Soap
When natural lava rock is a hero ingredient, you know it has the power to rub away the bad stuff. Organic essential oils deliver an invigorating scent, while Rainforest Alliance-certified organic palm oil, coconut oil, olive oil and almond oil round out the ingredients list to leave your skin silky smooth. Another perk: The 100% vegan and cruelty-free soap is made in the U.S.A.
11. Anthony Exfoliating and Cleansing Bar
Though it’s gentle enough for daily use on your face and body, it doesn’t mess around when it comes to exfoliating. Jojoba spheres do the heavy lifting to scrub, while cucumber extract soothes, the essence of grapefruit provides the uplifting scent, and hydration is courtesy of shea butter, squalene and coconut oil.
12. Aspen Kay Naturals Oatmeal Soap
The Aspen Kay Oatmeal, Milk and Honey Soap is enriched with organic oats and goat milk for mild exfoliation. Great for all skin types, this soap is made with organic shea butter, olive oil, palm and castor oils for intense miniaturization and is gentle enough for use on the face or body.
13. The Yellow Bird Dead Sea Mud Soap Bar
The Yellow Bird Charcoal Soap Bar is a great everyday organic face and body cleanser that is ideal for sensitive skin and/or those prone to acne, eczema or rosacea. This bar is chemical-free and made with the highest grade natural and organic ingredients including activated charcoal to remove impurities and shea butter for moisturizing. These bars are all made by hand and have the calming scent of lemongrass and lavender, both of which have antifungal, astringent and antibacterial properties.
14. Irish Spring Deep Action Scrub Bar
A drugstore favorite, Irish Spring has their Deep Action Scrub Bar which is meant to exfoliate and cleanse the skin, leaving it feeling clean and smooth. It’s inspired by Celtic rock salt and has that fresh scent you’re used to with this brand. It’s also complete with 12-hour deodorant protection to keep you feeling clean throughout your entire day.
15. One With Nature Dead Sea Mud Soap
The Dead Sea Mud Soap by One With Nature contains dead sea salt which has a unique mineral composition that gives it numerous therapeutic qualities for skincare. It is composed of 21 beneficial minerals that can improve elasticity, minimize pores, and soften the look of fine lines. Further, its rich mineral content accelerates natural exfoliation and restores the skin’s pH balance. The Dead Sea Mud combined with charcoal, argan oil and shea butter makes for an all-natural, high-quality soap that can be used as a face cleanser, as well as hand or body soap.
16. Olivina Men Bourbon Exfoliating Soap
The Olivina Men Exfoliating Soap works to give your pores a deep clean and exfoliate your body, leaving you feeling clean and refreshed. All-natural ingredients including red kaolin clay and ground olive stone help to exfoliate the skin without overdrying. This certified and sustainable soap is also infused with rich red cedar and smoky vanilla scents that will leave a subtle, woodsy scent while making your skin soft and smooth.