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. These multitaskers get your skin squeaky clean and wash away dead skin cells, leaving you with cleansed, smooth and hydrated skin.
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.
2. 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.
3. Power Clean Soap Peppermint
The uplifting peppermint scent is the pick-me-up we all need in the shower in the morning or after a tough workout. The completely herbal formula is made with essential oils while organic herbs and plants give it its color. In addition to all-natural peppermint essential oil, organic coconut, sunflower and safflower oils round out the mix, while rosemary extracts renew skin and glycerin moisturizes.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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, essence of grapefruit provides the uplifting scent, and hydration is courtesy of shea butter, squalene and coconut oil.
7. C.O. Bigelow Mentha Exfoliating Bar Soap
Wash away dull skin with this deliciously scented soap. The peppermint gives you a mental boost in the shower, while walnut shells scrub away the gunk. But don’t worry about it being rough on skin, since the walnut shells are so finely ground, even sensitive skin is safe.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Irish Spring Signature Scrub Soap
A drugstore favorite, Irish Spring has their Man Sized Signature Scrub Exfoliating Soap and Body Bar which is meant to gently exfoliate and cleanse the skin, leaving it feeling clean and smooth. This soap is formulated with authentic milled oats made to clean deep and keep your skin looking healthy and you feeling energized.
13. 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 skin care. 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, argon 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.
14. 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.