With the rise in popularity of liquid soap, sales of the traditional style soap bar have been steadily declining but thanks to a more recent resurgence in popularity and a revival of more traditional grooming techniques, soaps appear to be coming back into fashion. There will always be those among you who just prefer to lather up with a bar of soap in the shower or sink. There’s something quite reassuring and satisfying about the process and so bar soap still looks set to be a vital component in many grooming kits. With exfoliating versions, ones you can multitask with and use for your face, body, and hair along with soaps specially created for the more delicate flowers among you, there is certainly plenty of choice. So let’s not get into a lather about which one to go for next time you are shopping for a new bar of soap! Let’s keep it clean and simple as we run you through some of the current Best Soaps for Men in our latest product review.
The Best Soaps For Men
Baxter of California Men’s Exfoliating Body Soap Bar
The brand was started in 1965 in California when the owner, Baxter Finely, recognized there was a huge gap in the market for good quality men’s grooming products and took it upon himself to remedy that. Since that time the brand has gained iconic status and makes a wide range of grooming products for today’s discerning and impeccable man, not just those based in Southern California. This exfoliating style soap bar is just one of them, and we think it’s genuinely one of the best soaps for men around and definitely worthy of being in your grooming kit. It’s good for your body and your face and with that exfoliating texture helps remove surface skin cells for softer and more hydrated skin. It’s made up of a formula that contains pumice alongside jojoba and crushed olive seeds so while it scrubs away dirt and debris it does so in a gentle way that won’t strip your skin of any essential moisture. It lathers up really well and is excellent for all skin types, even more, sensitive to use plus it has a fresh and revitalizing scent which isn’t at all overpowering and which is subtly masculine with just a hint of oakmoss and cedar wood. All that and no nasties included either. You won’t find any parabens in this best soap bar. Available in a 7 oz bar this soap/exfoliator should last you a good amount of time too.
Luxurious exfoliating soap bar
Richly hydrating and moisturizing
Formulated with pumice, jojoba and crushed olive seed
Suitable for daily use and all skin types
Lathers up well
- BrandBaxter of California
- Weight7 ounces
Dr. Squatch Men’s Soap Sampler Pack
Interesting packaging from our next best men’s soap in today’s grooming review. Dr.Squatch started out with the aim to deliver a block of soap that was highly effective in cleaning away daily dirt, grime and sweat but in a gentle way without the use of harsh chemicals. In this sampler pack, you get to try out all the favorite scents each of which are delicately formulated to be suitable for even the most sensitive of skins. We particularly love the Cedar Citrus blend which has a potent mix of cedarwood, zesty orange oil, alongside just a hint of peppermint. We think it could be one of the best smelling bars of soaps currently available for men. All the Dr.Squatch products use natural ingredients so you won’t find any chemicals, preservative or sulfates. They’re handmade and then cold-pressed in small batches and tend to have much higher glycerin content and a softer and more nourishing texture than most mass market soap bars. They lather up to create just the perfect suds. In fact, the company is so proud of their product that they offer a “sudsifaction” guarantee! A great smelling range of soaps which are superbly hydrating.
3 favorite scents included: Pine Tar, Cedar Citrus and Gold Moss
100% natural using cold process
Handmade in the USA in small batches
Comes with their Sudisfaction guarantee
Product a thick and luxurious lather
- BrandDr. Squatch
- Weight14.4 ounces
Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar
Cetaphil is all about dermatological innovation and are at the forefront of finding solutions to skincare needs. As company overall and being part of the Galderma Foundation, they certainly put a lot of money into research and development with their quest being to deliver products that effectively clean and hydrate but without causing any skin sensitivities. So it should come as no surprise that our next best soap product, Cetaphil gentle cleansing bar really does work! It is not only great for male skin, but it gently and effectively removes dirt and grime from everyday pollutants, sweat, and excess surface oil as well as bacteria. All of that without disrupting the skins delicate moisture barrier. It may have specifically been designed for those of you with Dry skin and more sensitive skin types, but it will equally work just as well on all male skin. If you happen to work or live in a dirtier and more polluted environment and are prone to clogged pores, then this is an excellent soap for you. It’s naturally unscented too and will leave your skin feeling gently refreshed and soft to the touch. You can combine this with one of the body lotions from our list.
Soap-free formulation for gentle cleansing
Can be used all over the face and body
Deeply cleanses without any irritation
Leaves skin feeling moisturized and replenished
Restores skins natural oils and emollients
- Weight1.69 pounds
Aspen Kay Naturals Dead Sea Mud Bar
If you love your products to be all natural and organic and if you also, unfortunately, suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, acne or even psoriasis, then our next best soap for men is deserving of your attention. It’s from Aspen Kay and is made from 100% dead sea mineral mud collected from Israel. In case you aren’t already familiar with the phenomenon of dead sea mud, it’s proven to draw out impurities and toxins from the skin leaving your complexion feeling refreshed and squeaky clean. People from all over the globe flock to the Dead Sea or rub this nutrient-dense mud all over their bodies because of its fabulous properties. Luckily you don’t need to travel quite so far to enjoy the same benefits thanks to the power of this Dead Sea soap bar. It’s 100% organic and alongside that wonder mud, also contains unrefined shea butter, extra virgin olive oil as well as sunflower, palm and castor oil. It’s also infused with the highly invigorating scent of lemongrass, peppermint, and eucalyptus. While plenty of soaps, unfortunately, contain irritants, this dead sea bar is actually good for a whole host of skin conditions and can be applied all over the body for excellent results. If you suffer from eczema or psoriasis, for example, rub some of the soap on the affected areas for relief. It’s also handmade and incredibly moisturizing too so really is one of the best soaps for men you could hope to find.
Contains 100% organic Dead Sea mud from Israel
Handmade by artisans
Certified entirely natural includes a luxurious oil blend
Naturally scented with invigorating lemongrass, eucalyptus, and peppermint
Perfect for all skin types and conditions
- Brand Aspen Kay Naturals
- Weight4 ounces
Dove Men+Care Body and Face Bar
A grooming line that has been specially created to cater to the demanding needs of male skin, Dove Men+Care has a whole range of products of which this body and face clean comfort bar is just one. The brand has been around since the 1950’s so they certainly know a thing or two about creating soaps and body washes, and today you will find the brand in no less than 80 countries globally. Known for their ¼ moisturizing marketing slogan, this Clean Comfort Bar is no exception and hydrates every bit as well as it cleanses. Many soaps can have a drying effect on the skin as they tighten the pores but not with this Dove soap bar. It’s been fully dermatologically tested and recommended for men’s unique skin. In case you weren’t already aware, mend do have thicker and generally oilier skin than women so having your own hard working grooming range makes sense right? This formulation is mild enough to use daily and creates a nice light lather with that classic and instantly recognizable Dove scent which is clean and fresh rather than overpowering. Make sure you also check our guide to the best shaving soaps, for more great grooming products like this.
Thoroughly and gently cleanses and moisturizes
Patented Dove design with proprietary technology and formulation
Contains micro grains as well as a ¼ moisturizing cream
Won’t leave skin feeling tight or dry
- BrandDMC BAR
- Weight 2.41 pounds
Marlowe No.102 Men’s Body Scrub Soap
Created for the down to earth no nonsense guy who wants to take care of himself but not spend hours prepping and preening in the bathroom, this soap helps you multi-task in the shower by cleansing and exfoliating at the same time. It’s simple and effective and means you can spend less time on grooming and more time on doing the things that matter most to you. It simultaneously both repairs and restores the skin delivering high levels of moisture replenishment and skin soothing properties. There are no harsh in ingredients, instead, you will find Marlow’s unique formulation which blends passionflower fruit with willow bard alongside green tea extract. A high quality, no fuss, seriously effective exfoliating soap to deliver smooth and clean skin without any dryness.
Exfoliating formulation scrubs away dry patches to reveal smoother skin
Crafted with Marlow’s proprietary all natural formulation
Lightly scented with agarwood, sandalwood, and musk
Contains natural ingredients including passionflower fruit, green tea, and willow bark
Nourishes, revitalizes, hydrates and soothes the skin
- Weight5.6 ounces
Jack Black Turbo Body Bar Scrubbing Soap
Our next product in today’s Best Soaps for Men review comes from the Jack Black men’s grooming range in the shape of an energizing exfoliating bar. Perfect for scrubbing away dirt and debris to reveal cleaner, smoother and healthier looking skin. With a variety of natural active ingredients which include Lava Rock, Blue Lotus, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract as well as Shea Butter, this is superior skincare to meet all skin types and needs. Designed for everyday use, this has been specially created to use on the body for both cleansing and exfoliating and is naturally sulfate-free. With the same scent as Jack Black’s popular Turbo Energizing Facial Cleanser, it features natural blue lotus to help combat fatigue and stimulate the senses. Gently rub in circular motions all over the body for skin that feels and looks softer and more hydrated. This also makes a perfect grooming gift for your loved ones.
Creates a luxurious lather infused with skin-softening shea butter
Natural lava rock gently exfoliates the body
Deep cleansing and deeply energizing
Scrubs away dirt yet is gentle and kind to the skin
Use morning and night and work into the entire body in circular motions
- BrandJACK BLACK
- Weight 6.1 ounces
Duke Cannon Men’s Big Brick Soap Set
This is a big old block of soap from Duke Cannon, and they market it as soap for real men. It’s almost three times larger than most of the other soaps we’ve reviewed today at 10 oz. Great for both the face and the body, it’s brilliant to take into the shower with you. It’s been modeled explicitly on the soaps that the GI’s were given to use in the Korean War apparently and features steel-cut grains which give it an easy and secure grip and texture that won’t slip and slide out of your hand. Duke Cannon also donate a portion of their proceeds from this soap toward supporting U.S. Veterans. Size isn’t all that this soap has going for it though, it also happens to be triple milled to the highest quality, and it comes in three distinct and masculine scents fittingly called Productivity, Navel Supremacy and Victory. It lathers up well and leaves you feeling refreshed plus it won’t run out any time soon!
3 bar variety pack of soaps in Productivity, Navel Supremacy and Victory
Contain refreshing ingredients like menthol
Large 10 oz sized soaps are “man-size.”
Modeled on the rough cut brick style soap
Cut grain design for maximum grip and exfoliation
- BrandDuke Cannon
- Weight2 pounds
Dial For Men Fresh Reaction Soap
Like the icy blast of invigorating Antarctic air, this Fresh Reaction soap from Dial for men is cool and powerful and keeps you clean and refreshed. It’s been specially formulated and engineered featuring their Micro-Infused Scent Technology so that fresh and crisp smell stays with you all day long. It also lathers up to create a luxurious texture that you will love using all over your body, ensuring skin is fully moisturized and not at all dry or tight. Showering just got a whole lot fresher! If you love grooming products, make sure you check our guide to the best dopp kits so you can carry them with you even when you travel.
Rich and luxurious lathering formula
Non-drying or tightening
Cleans protects and hydrates the skin
Micro-infused icy-blue Arctic scent technology designed to linger
Help keep your energized and refreshed
- Weight2.05 pounds
Oliver Rocket Pine Tar Soap Set
There’s something incredibly old-fashioned and reassuringly masculine about our next best soaps for men recommendation, and we mean that in very much the best possible way. Made in the USA, No.102 blend from Marlowe is a distinctive pine tar soap that contains all the most natural and skin loving ingredients for your face and your body. With a formulation that includes olive oil, alongside other proven antioxidants, this soap bar will help protect the skin from acne and breakout while at the same time leaving it feeling soft, smooth and deeply hydrated. It’s the perfect soap for shaving and creates a lovely lather. Use this soap for your body, face, shaving, as an exfoliant and also to treat acne. Talk about multi-tasking! It also contains activated charcoal which naturally draws out toxins as well as coconut oil and oatmeal.
100% made in the USA from natural ingredients
Perfect for shaving as well as cleansing body and face
Can be used to help treat acne
Contains olive oil and coconut oil as well as other skin loving anti-oxidants
The perfect gift; includes 3 x 5 oz soaps
- BrandOLIVER ROCKET
- Weight1 pounds