Bar Soap vs Body Wash Showdown

Discussion in 'Skincare' started by Hoss304, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. Hoss304

    Hoss304 Well-Known Member

    I've been a long time body wash user but recently I decided to revisit some of the bar soap of my youth . I started reading and watching vids on the topic. Which do you think is best ? How do you use them ? Have a favorite , brand loyal? Of the bar soaps I've been trying a few stand out in the crowd. I'll post updates as I continue to use them. If there's any u think I should try just shout. I try to stick with stuff the average guy can afford. I'm a steelworker so sometimes a good shower is well needed. Just thought it'd be a interesting topic since we all shower ! [​IMG]

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  2. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    Quit the body wash (for the most part) and switched to bar soap quite a while ago mostly because of the expense of body wash.

    I don't keep the bar in the shower for extended periods of time to reduce unnecessary melting and/or gooey soap mess.

    I've got cheap ones like Yardley and Brut ($dollar a bar) and more expensive ones like Castelbel and Nesti Dante. The pricier ones I pick up on the cheap at stores like T J Maxx and Marshals. Even at $4 or $5 a bar, usually it's big ole huge bath bars and it's still way cheaper than even budget body wash.

    Obviously a glycerine bar will melt fast but a big hard bar of triple milled lasts a very long time.
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  3. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

    All bar soap, all the time. Stirling Bath Soap the past 3+ years.

    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member

    I used to use body wash until I found wet shaving. Now I switched to bar soap and haven't looked back. The bar soap is much better for your skin plus it seems to last quite a bit longer. A few good brands are:

    Lisa's Natural
    Soap Commander
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  5. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I like to use soap made by Shugar Soapworks, also under the Venezia brand. High quality soaps which they also give to dollar stores. They are big bars, 8oz and last a long time. Also a company that donates many things to the needy.
  6. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Living with two girls has had me at times using very foo foo smelling body washes, I believe it's Dove that has an outstanding one.
    With that in mind I always have a bar soap at the ready. I'm here to tell you that Stirling Soap makes the best bar soap I've ever used. Best!
    RazoRock has a nice line, but Stirling, kicks my backside everytime.
  7. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    Bar soap for me; just simple scented Savon de Marseille usually. Good and affordable.
  8. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Bar soap, Dove Men + Care. Moisturizes pretty good and I like the scent.
    Tried body washes, don't care for 'em.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2017
  9. Tiredricefarmer

    Tiredricefarmer Well-Known Member

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  10. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    I remember using Irish Spring in high school and loved the scent. Now it's Striling bath soaps for me.
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  11. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Bodywash for me-probably for the last 25 years I'll say. Serves as my "pre-shave" as well.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2017
  12. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Try Dial 4 Men in the winter months.
  13. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Me too, exactly. I keep my head buzzed too, so the Stirling Soaps are my shampoo also.
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  14. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I'm also a fan of bar soaps. I can make them myself and they do not require preservatives.
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  15. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    I like Ivory soap. Cheap and it works great.
  16. Hoss304

    Hoss304 Well-Known Member

    I've been using Dove Men + care past few days. It's great. Definitely a stand out in the current lineup . I shave my head in shower usually. I used it for a shave . It did fine.
  17. DE Cartman

    DE Cartman Well-Known Member

    My dermatologist says to use Dove or Oil of Olay for sensitive skin.
  18. jbo667

    jbo667 Well-Known Member

    I use Irish Spring body wash with the exfoliating "crap". I've been a mechanic the last five years in Texas and always in construction before that so need to scrub up has been a major! I shave my head in the shower (water off during) and don't touch my face for years now. I use Grandpa's Miracle Pine Tar soap bar on my beard and tough greasy spots and a charcoal sponge when needed.
  19. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    Why not just Marseille soap? Is that considered too harsh?
  20. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Ive bounced back and forth between body wash and bar soap. I find that I prefer body wash because I find that it lathers easier, washed off my skin easier and moisturizes my skin better.
    Bar soap is a bit cheaper but with most body washes, you can also use them to wash your hair, so youre saving money by not needing shampoo.
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