I like to pride myself on being up on skin care trends: BB Creams, face oils, daytime retinols -- my vanity is chock full with all the latest must-haves. But this week one trend caught me completely by surprise. Apparently everyone has jumped off the face wash band wagon and taken to cleansing with bar soap. Retro much?
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According to an article in The New York Times many of us are opting to use Dove, Kiss My Face, and Lush beauty bars in lieu of those fancy, fruity face cleansers.
Why? It turns out many bar soap brands -- once marked as outdated and too drying on skin -- have undergone a successful makeover. The irritating preservatives, chemicals, fragrances, and chalky residue of old have been replaced with organic, all natural ingredients. Plus, there's the extra bonus that bar soaps are less expensive than liquid washes and the packaging tends to be a lot more eco-friendly.