When it comes to body cleansers, we usually think of gels, foams and body washes. We’ve come a long way from using the traditional method of cleansing our face and body with a bar of soap.

Over the years, soap bars have earned a bad rep for being too drying, unhygienic and an age-old skin cleansing method. However, we feel soap bars are environment friendly, affordable and suit your individual skin care needs. Here are four soap bars designed to suit each individual skin type and concern…


Dry skin

Lux soap bar for dry skin

Those with dry skin should look for a soap that contains at least one nourishing ingredient. Enriched with Swiss moisturisers, the Lux International Creamy Perfection Soap Bar has a creamy rich formula that leaves your skin soft and supple. It has a subtle and sophisticated fragrance that keeps you feeling fresh all day long.


Sensitive skin

Soap bar for sensitive skin

If you have dry or sensitive, get your hands on a gentle soap bar such as the Rexona Silky Soft Skin Coconut & Olive Oil Soap Bar. Infused with the goodness of coconut and olive oil, this creamy soap bar keeps moisture intact and gives you silky soft skin without stripping its natural oils. Its advanced oil formula hydrates skin at the deepest level and leaves it subtly scented.


Normal skin

Soap bar for normal skin

If you have normal skin, make a special place in your bathroom shelf for the Dove Go Fresh Revive Beauty Bar. Its moisturising cream formula will keep your skin soft, smooth and glowing. Plus, the divine scent of pomegranate and lemon verbena will leave you smelling fresh all day long.


Oily skin

Soap bar for oily skin

If you’re dealing with oily skin, it’s essential to pick a mildly formulated soap. Choose a soap that gets rid of the dirt and impurities without drying out the skin. The Pears Oil Clear & Glow Soap is specially formulated for oily skin types. It contains lemon flower extracts and pure glycerine to gently cleanse away dirt and grime and locks in the natural moisture of the skin to keep it looking young.


Acne-prone skin

Soap bar for acne-prone skin

Turmeric has been used for centuries to heal various skin issues. The Lever Ayush Purifying Turmeric Soap contains a blend of ayurvedic ingredients such as nalpamaradi tailam, vetiver, peepal and amla. The antiseptic properties of this soap bar can cure skin infections and rashes while leaving you with clear and glowing skin. It is perfect for anyone who suffers from chest or back acne.