It’s a myth that men don’t care much about the kind of soap they use to bathe with. The thriving men’s beauty industry is enough to validate this and so are the array of men’s soap available in the supermarkets, a testimony. The two things you got to consider however, are the ingredients of the bar, and if they are suitable to your skin type. Yes, it’s best if you do the ‘T Zone’ test on your face to determine your skin type. This will help you understand if the bar will plum up your facial skin with moisture, or strip it naked of the essential oils.

Before you head down the aisle to pick up your bar-o-soap, know that you are looking broadly for any of these three types: conventional soap, handmade soap and artisanal soap. Conventional is the kinds that is mass produced and factory-made. They are the soaps that will be loaded with preservatives and fragrances. The handmade soaps and mostly vegetable-oil based and have a good amount of glycerin in them. Essential oils, herbs, botanical extracts are the key ingredients for this bar. A tad more expensive than industrial-scale soaps. Artisanal soaps are generally very exclusive and are made from organic and food-grade ingredients. They feature a dollop more of oils and butters. No doubt, these are the most expensive soaps!

The long and short of it is that you need to buy a bar of soap that hydrates your skin enough and suits you in extreme weather conditions as well. Sebum overdrive or derma-dryness are conditions that you want to avoid. So look for a well-balanced soap. Look for cues like hypoallergenic, moisturizing, creamy, hydrating, and fragrance-free. Here are eight handpicked soaps that you should consider.

William Roam 3 Piece Soap Bar Set

Boasting of vegan ingredients, this bar is crafted in America and is cruelty-free. In case you’re off gluten, then again, this bar is for you. Using a propriety blend of aloe vera and American botanical extracts, the soap is sudsy and will leave you feeling refreshed.

Buy Now: $13.99

L’Occitane Extra-Gentle Vegetable Based Soap with Shea Butter

Using a 100% vegetable oil base, this soap takes inspiration from the recipe mastered by French soap makers. The inclusion of shea butter indicates that this bar will be good for those with dry skin. This verbena soap is conventionally made, but promises great results.

Buy Now: $14.00 

Art of Sport Body Bar Soap

Infused with activated charcoal and tea tree oil, this bar also includes shea butter in to the mix. The fragrance leans towards rise scent that is infused with cedar and vanilla, making it the perfect bath-companion after a game of sport. Hypoallergenic, and without sulfates, parabens, alcohol, PEG, or dioxane, the soap uses activated charcoal for deeper cleansing.

Buy Now: $8.95

Every Man Jack Body Bar, Cedarwood

Every Man Jack uses naturally derived and plant-based mixes, so that we get a luxury bar of soap that is affordable. It features no parabens, phthalates, dyes or GMOs. In fact the ingredients hydrate your skin, just the right amount.

Buy Now: $6.10

JACK BLACK – Turbo Body Bar Scrubbing Soap

This soap includes many natural ingredients like blue lotus, lava rock, shea butter, ginko moisturizing murumuru and biloba. The bar helps exfoliate your skin thanks to the lava rock and scrubs away the grime as you use it. Blue lotus and Ginkgo Biloba add in the punch, so that you feel invigorated and energized after a shower. The Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract is packed with antioxidant and they work well with the shea butter to moisturize the skin.

Buy Now: $15

Dr. Squatch Mens Cedar Citrus Soap

This handmade bar of soap features ingredients like cedarwood, rosemary, orange organic oils and exfoliates. Using cold-press method, the soap is great in the shower or even as a pre-wash before a shave.

Buy Now: $9.95

VIKING REVOLUTION Activated Charcoal Soap with Dead Sea Mud

This soap is great for you, if you suffer from blackheads and whiteheads, as the active ingredients help you scrub them out of the pores. Gentle on the body, the peppermint & eucalyptus fragrance, leaves you invigorated. The soap leaves your face feeling hydrated and tight, while it nourishes your body gently.

Buy Now: $7.95 

Baxter of California Men’s Exfoliating Body Bar Soap, Cedarwood and Oak Moss Essence

Another bar that focuses on exfoliating the dead skin while leave your body rejuvenated. With ingredients like pumice, jojoba meal and crushed olive seed, you can expect your skin to feel fresh and smooth. The hydrating formula keeps the essential oils intact and moisturizes the skin proportionately, without it feeling oily.

Buy Now: $17.10

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