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The 5 Best Bar Cleansers for the Face

Are you a cleansing snob?

Don't be! I want you to get that idea out of your head that bar soaps are bad. We have discussed this before at length. Bar soaps are good for your skin!

The cheap bars you buy at the store -- Dove and Zest come to mind -- are NOT real soap at all. They are bars made of beef fat (tallow) and harsh cleansing agents and fragrances which tend to be devoid of any true skincare benefits. REAL soap contains natural butters, oils, vitamins and minerals to care for your skin.

A well-formulated bar soap can do wonders for your skin! Today, I am sharing the 5 best bar soaps for the face.

The best bar cleanser for troubled skin

If you are hypersensitive or have flaky skin, Rosacea or other skin concerns, I recommend the Organic Raw Shea Butter Bar Facial Soap from Shea Moisture. This uber gentle bar contains shea butter, coconut oil, and essential oils of frankincense and myrrh. $4.49

The best bar cleanser for acne-prone skin

Charcoal cleansing bars are all the rage, but the best is Meow Meow Tweet Tea Tree Charcoal Facial Soap. What sets this bar cleanser apart from others is that it helps to tackle acne while being gentle enough for delicate and inflamed skin. You will find activated charcoal to detoxify and cleanse the pores, while ground oats soothe, and cocoa butter keeps your skin hydrated. $11

The best bar cleanser for dry skin

I cannot say enough about the Carrot & Goat Milk bar from Aunt Nancy's Handmade Soap. It is positively delightful and ideal for dry skin types. There are no added fragrances of any kind and it is full of good-for-your-skin ingredients such as wheat germ oil, carrot puree, grapeseed oil, coconut oil and more. $6.50

The best bar cleanser for sensitive or mature skin

It's another winner for Aunt Nancy's Handmade Soaps, a brand that C & G has used for ten years! The Rose Clay Facial Bar is ideal for delicate skin because of the rose clay. It is completely free of fragrances and the clay gently draws toxins for the skin. The Sweet Almond Oil is great for mature skin with its anti-aging Vitamin A. $6.50

The best bar cleanser for oily skin

If you are looking for a beautifully formulated bar cleanser to treat excess sebum, check out the Flawless bar from Indie Goat Soap Co. Indie Goat Soap is a Finger Lakes biz located a short drive away in Naples, New York. Featuring antibacterial tea tree oil and deep cleansing Dead Sea mud, this bar effectively cleanses oily skin without leaving it feeling parched. $9