5 Multipurpose Beauty Bars
Shampoo and beard care products are great in solid form, too.
You may not count bar soap among your many tubes and tins of hair and skincare products. However, the latest beauty and grooming bars are a solid bet for multi-taskers who don’t want to skimp on giving their skin, body, and hair the love it deserves after a workout, says Sarah Garland, senior manager of planning for The Spa at Equinox. That’s because they can be used for dual purposes: Try an artisanal shampoo bar that doubles as a body cleanser, or a luxurious bar soap that also exfoliates.
Incorporate one of these five products into your routine.
Christophe Robin Hydrating Shampoo Bar with Aloe Vera
Wet your hair and rub this all-natural shampoo bar on the top of your head, then massage it into your strands all the way to the ends. Aloe vera and glycerin soothe and hydrate, making it ideal for all hair types—and as a body wash.
Baxter of California Exfoliating Body Bar
For guys, this smoky cedarwood and oakmoss-scented bar will leave skin feeling as smooth as it does after a day in the sand. It exfoliates while cleansing and hydrating.
Erno Lazlo White Marble Treatment Bar
Here’s a cleanser-exfoliator option for women with either oily or dry skin. It dissolves dead skin cells and blocks melanin production, helping to remove dark spots and other inconsistencies.
Hercules Beard Co. Beard & Body Soap
Antimicrobial tea tree oil in this beard brick nourishes and softens brittle bristles. It’s also made with bentonite clay, which is said to draw out skin impurities, and leaves behind a refreshing peppermint and cinnamon scent.
Herbivore Botanicals Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Bar Soap
As a skincare ingredient, charcoal is touted for its ability to absorb grease more effectively than other types of cleansers. Just wet your hands, run the bar through to build a lather, and apply to your face and body.