Our 5 Favorite Soaps for Spring


By now you know that bar soap isn’t what it used to be. You can get it infused with your favorite fancy fragrance, enriched with luxe skincare ingredients, and even packed with scrubby bits to smooth out the rough bits while it cleanses. It’s this last category that we’re interested in now. After a few long months of winter (okay, it was pretty mild), the warming weather is going to mean shedding all the layers, both clothing and skin. It’s gross but you can’t start wearing less while exposing scaly skin. So we’ve rounded up five soaps that do double-duty: They clean and exfoliate.

C.O. Bigelow Mentha Exfoliating Soap


The next best thing to coffee, the shot of bracing peppermint oil in this bar will be your wake up call in the morning.

$7.50, nordstrom.com

Fresh Seaberry Exfoliating Soap


Between its super sloughing abilities and a potent blend of Omegas, this soap will leave your skin in much better shape than before you washed.

$17, fresh.com

Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap


Even your toughest bits, like the skin on your heels and elbows, are no match for a trio of oat bran, oat kernel and pumice.

$15, kiehls.com

Hudson Made Workers Soap


Designed to soften even the hardest working, most calloused hands, this handcrafted bar is packed with pumice and comfrey root powder and smells like the best kind of man cave.

$16, birchbox.com

Baxter of California Exfoliating Body Bar

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Another option for the man who wants to be smooth and smell amazing, this cedarwood and oakmoss scented bar uses natural ingredients, like crushed olive seed, to get the job done.

$17, baxterofcalifornia.com