GlamMan divides body cleansers into two categories: liquid and bar soaps. My usage ratio for the two is 70/30. 70% bar soap and 30% liquid cleanser. So when I reach for a bar soap, I go for the best made product…I always go for French soaps. They’re simply the best. The suds are rich, luxurious and, dense, and the fine bubbles give a good run for the money (the bar lasts a super long time). The soap gets my skin clean, and fresh without ever drying. Unlike most liquid cleansers, bar soaps use scented fats to thoroughly deep clean the skin. I can best explain the process in my non-scientific way; a molecule of fat mixed with a molecule of water removes the dirt from the skin. Get the picture?
My favorite French milled bar soaps are made by a company called L’Occitane. I’ve been using L’Occitane soap for many years and they are the best of the best. Shea butter and pure vegetable oils are used to clean and moisturize the skin — even oily skin. L’Occitane soaps are perfect for year-round use, but they’re especially good in the cold months when indoor heat and outdoor cold air can really dry out the skin. The scents are also wonderfully clean and sexy. After all, clean IS sexy.