Editor's Pick: A Face Wash That Will Make You Love Bar Soap
Osmia Organics' tomato and pumpkin soap smooths and soothes.
I've tried powder, foam and liquid washes on my face but never tested out a good old fashioned bar. Osmia Organics' Luz Enzyme Facial Soap ($24) appealed to me because it was all-natural and, honestly, quite peculiar. Pumpkin? Tomato? Neither ingredient is common in skincare, yet both are the stars of this facial soap. Their properties lather your skin with an enzymatic exfoliation that is then complemented by calming, softening camellia seed oil.
After using the bar for a week, I noticed a visible change in my skin: smaller pores, no dry patches and a smoother texture. Considering my combination skin (and the dreaded oily T-zone that appears because of it), I was pleased to see the effects hold up throughout the day. Plus, its aromatic smells from carrot seed, rosewood and geranium make it a treat to start and end the day with. Because it is a bar, the soap not only lasts a long time but also eliminates the need for another empty plastic bottle to end up lazily thrown in the trash. Consider this eco-beauty junkie a bar soap convert.
Buy Osmia Organics' soap here.