The Original Fine Soap in Oatmeal Honey Scent is saturated with oatmeal flakes that gently slough off dead skin and smooth uneven patches. Ridges on its underside make it easy to grasp when wet.
To buy: $8, Pier1 Imports, pier1.com for store locations.
2 of 7 Dove
For Dry Skin
Just as hydrating as the original beauty bar, Dove Go Fresh Burst Beauty Bar is laden with skin-quenching moisturizers and has an uplifting white ginger and nectarine scent that banishes the worst of moods.
To buy: $3 for 2 bars, at drugstores.
3 of 7 Avene
For Sensitive Skin
Avène Cold Cream Emollient Soap-Free Cleansing Bar is void of irritating detergents and contains soothing thermal springwater and cold cream to heal and protect delicate skin. Plus, it leaves behind a weightless film to shield against future irritation.
To buy: $9, at drugstores.
4 of 7 Donna Karan
For a Soft Scent
If even an eau de toilette seems too strong, try Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Bath Bar, a sweet-smelling soap infused with Moroccan jasmine, lily of the valley, and bergamot for just a touch of scent. Amber, sandalwood, and musk balance the sheer floral and give it nice warmth.
To buy:Unfortunately, this item is no longer available.
5 of 7 Bethesda
For Extra Protection
Bethesda Sunscreen Soap, an antioxidant-rich wonder bar, deposits an SPF 10 on your skin and contains 50 plus vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that promote new cell growth. Tip: Still apply sunscreen before heading out to the beach.
With a thick, creamy lather not typical of natural soaps, the 100 percent vegetable-based One with Nature Honey Almond Bar Soap uses hydrating honey and almond oil, plus nourishing Dead Sea minerals and aloe to soften skin.
The pretty packaging and generous 12-ounce size of Claus Porto Banho Large Bar make it a sophisticated addition to any bathtub ledge. Its Citron Verbena scent, known for centuries as a stress and anxiety reliever, is infused throughout the entire shea butter soap so the fragrance lasts as long as the bar itself.