In our pursuit of the best bar soap that you can use on the face and body, we’ve ended up with Vanicream Cleansing Bar. It is marketed as being for sensitive skin and being free of dyes, lanolin, fragrance, parabens and is non-comedogenic. Although it is highly recommended by dermatologists, it has received mixed reviews from the folks over at MUA as a facial cleanser.
pH Level: 5.5
V’s review: Using Vanicream cleansing bar as a face wash in the shower has worked out well. It doesn’t cause any breakouts or leave my skin feeling tight. It lathers well and the smell isn’t too strong. Towards the end, once the bar has become much smaller, it kinda mushes up. It doesn’t, like other bar soaps, just become a sliver of soap.
Mia does not use this because it has cetearyl alcohol as an ingredient which she thinks clogs her pores.
We’ve switched mostly because of the price. We can purchase three bars of Vanicream for the same price as one bar of the soap we had been using.
Ingredients*: Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Water, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Isethionate, Sorbitol Solution, Ceteareth 20, Propylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Monostearate, White Petrolatum, Simethicone, Polyethylene Glycol Monostearate, Titanium Dioxide, Sorbic Acid, BHT