Bar Soap vs Body Wash Showdown

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

  1. dustmite

    dustmite Well-Known Member

    Stirling bath bars for me. I never bought in to the body wash thing...
  2. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    For hand-washing, Block Bar Soap(although I've come to like Stirling's Bath Soap for that, as well).
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2017
  3. Hoss304

    Hoss304 Well-Known Member

    I can't remember where I picked it up but I've been using Irish Spring Moisture Blast. It's the best lathering one yet. Nearly rivals shave soaps . Excellent bar soap .
  4. DE Cartman

    DE Cartman Well-Known Member

    It is not available where I live. Edited to add that I was at the dermatologist because I have Psoriasis really bad on my hands.
  5. Tiredricefarmer

    Tiredricefarmer Well-Known Member

    I had a patch of what I'm sure was Psoriasis on my calf, the itching and flaking were driving me crazy. By chance I used a hydrating soap called CeraVe left behind by one of my daughters. It was a god send for me. Stopped the itching almost immediately when I used it in the shower. It took weeks of using everyday but the spot went away and hasn't come back. I keep a bottle at all times now. Daily use of Stirling bath soaps is an awesome way to keep dry flaking skin at bay too, it healed thick flaking skin on my elbows. I'd highly recommend trying them.
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  6. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    Really? It is literally "everywhere" and dirt cheap. But with psoriasis it probably is too harsh indeed.
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  7. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    Plus body wash doesn't build up soap scum in the shower like bar soap does. Most of the commercial bar soaps are actually detergents, and are very drying to the skin.


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  8. Hoss304

    Hoss304 Well-Known Member

    Since doing this post I've tried most drug store bar soap . Even tried a few of the more expensive triple milled , charcoal , various brands. At the end of the day I still prefer body wash. One reason being that no matter how I try to store bar soaps in shower they get soggy. I even bought individual soap holders that suction cup to the wall. Body wash is best for me. Currently using one called Everyone's Soap for men .

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  9. Ksblazer

    Ksblazer Well-Known Member

    I'm a bar soap guy.

    I tried a couple of body washes and they dried out my skin.

    Bar soaps that I like to use are:

    Sudsy Soapery
  10. sanjana123

    sanjana123 New Member

    Hey, I think you should go for bar soaps instead of body wash as they are comparatively more long-lasting. I've been using a handmade body soap from Nyassa bath and body products as it is made from natural ingredients and exfoliates my skin keeping it soft. It also has nice floral fragrance that lingers all day.
  11. Marine68

    Marine68 Well-Known Member

    You all should try Dr. Bronner's great story and honestly I never felt so clean. This stuff is great.
  12. Rebyah

    Rebyah New Member

    Just received the Stirling Barbershop shampoo bar and it is great to use. The scent last about 2 days for me I noticed.
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  13. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    I really like the shampoo bars.
  14. Rebyah

    Rebyah New Member

    I just tried the Executive Man bar soap and love it to. So does the wife.
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  15. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    I keep my bar soap on the counter by the sink in it's open plastic dish so it can dry. I don't store it in the shower. I still use body wash too, mainly during the work week when I need a quick shower in the morning.


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  16. HealthyWaysss

    HealthyWaysss New Member

    Nivea is a best choice.
  17. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Yardley Almond scented soap & equate( generic Aveno) skin calming body wash with colloidal oatmeal.
  18. SparrowPoint

    SparrowPoint Active Member

    Bar soap my whole life...Have been using Zest since they quit making Lifebouy
  19. Hoss304

    Hoss304 Well-Known Member

    I bought up a few Nivea gift sets after Christmas .I'm set for a few months .
  20. Sabre

    Sabre Well-Known Member

    I use Castelbel soap or Savon de Marseille liquid for the shower - it's SLS free. I use Savon de Marseille liquid or Savon de Marseille, English Yardley or Bronnley for hand soaps.
    I use Waitrose Glycerin soap prior to shaving.

    I suffer from Rosacea, Psoriasis, Eczema, Folliculitis and Dermatitis .
    Soaps and aftershave do burn when my Rosacea is severe, but generally I don't have any problems using the above. Savon de Marseille liquid is very moisturizing.

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