Bar soap

Neutrogena Fragrance-Free Facial Cleansing Bar review

This basic bar soap is designed to gently cleanse your face without drying it out.

About a year into this pandemic, I appreciate the beauty and simplicity of a no-frills bar soap more than ever. Soap is an amazing thing, if you think about it. It can help save lives! Though I tend to remain loyal to my favorite moisturizers and hand lotions, I’m more likely to experiment with face washes. Bar soaps have always intrigued me because of how beautiful they look. Whether it takes the form of a nicely shaped cube or elegant curve, I love it all the same. My favorite kind is…

DermaHarmony 2% Salicylic Acid Bar Soap Review: A fragrance-free way to keep acne at bay

This soap bar is fragrance-free and claims to help treat acne. Plus, I asked my dad for his opinion: Are salicylic acid-based face washes generally more effective in liquid form than solid form?

Some people hunt for wildlife. Others hunt for bargains. But me? I like to hunt for niche skin care products that are less likely to aggravate eczema/sensitive skin. Recently, I’ve been looking for a fragrance-free salicylic acid face wash. Sounds like that should be a simple enough product to find, right? (Spoiler alert: It’s not.) Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, and other big brands make plenty of acne face washes that contain 2% salicylic acid as an active ingredient. But for some…

Whole Foods 365 Glycerin Soap review: A fragrance-free, dye-free soap that gets the job done

This bar soap provides all the basics without any bells or whistles. Gets the job done without dyes, fragrances, or other irritants.

There’s something so soothing about browsing through the soap selection at Whole Foods. But even at a place like Whole Foods, you’ll find plenty of soaps that seem harmless (because they’re made with “natural extracts” rather than synthetic fragrances), but are not necessarily the best choice for those of us with sensitive skin. Nature, aka the inventor of poison ivy, can produce ingredients that are just as irritating as any manmade concoction. Essential oils are…