What bath/shower soap do you recommend?

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    Oct 21, 2011 2:19 PM GMT
    This question is prompted by my local US supermarket dropping Zest bar soap, that I've used for more than half my life. The convenience of shopping there outweighs making a separate trip to someplace else just for a bar of soap.

    So I was looking at their selection today, and got a few examples of several brands to try. I just showered with one a few minutes ago, having told my partner I was going to use "Dial for Men," saying the name with an exaggerated manly growl.

    "That'll be a waste of time," he snidely remarked.

    "You'll pay for that," I replied. "Maybe not today, or tomorrow, but soon." Then I took my shower. I fear my forcefulness when I said that to him was diminished by my being stark naked.

    To the topic: what do you like, and why? I hate scents, one of the attractions to me of Zest, plus it rinses very clean. I've never tried body washes, they seem kinda girly to me, not to mention pricey, and another plastic bottle to discard. But I'm open to all suggestions. Thanks!
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    Oct 21, 2011 2:39 PM GMT
    I use Irish Spring, probably because that is what I've used since I was a kid! Don't like "body washes" they seem wasteful and feel "greasy"!
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    Oct 21, 2011 2:47 PM GMT
    Soap dries out your skin. I use Dove Men+Care Deep Clean. It's fantastic and a bottle isn't that expensive.
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    Oct 21, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    Dial is a very drying soap, it removes the oil [read lubrication and a youthful glow]. And who on this site doesn't want to appear "youthful and have skin that glows"? I fear your skin will itch and feel tight after a week or so of Dial unless the company has changed its formulation "for Men" - RIGHT...
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    Oct 21, 2011 3:20 PM GMT
    bostonxfit saidSoap dries out your skin. I use Dove Men+Care Deep Clean. It's fantastic and a bottle isn't that expensive.


    I concur with this statement. I've been using Dove Men+Care since it came out and i like it.
  • 1man

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    Oct 21, 2011 3:27 PM GMT
    dove or o'lay unscented, sensitive.
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    Oct 21, 2011 3:50 PM GMT
    Last week while deki and I were hanging out we were in whole foods and there is this wonderful brand called Pacifica, and they have really great bar soaps in tropical fragrances. Here is a link to their webiste. You can buy all of their product in Sephora or in Whole Foods.

    http://www.pacificaperfume.com/

    I especially love their Tahitian Gardenia and Hawaiian Guava. During checkout the salegirls just keep smelling those bar soaps and saying how wonderful they smell, it was quite funny to see. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 21, 2011 3:55 PM GMT
    I switched to Olay Total effects 7 effects body wash. Love it, makes my skin feel soft and nourished.
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    Oct 21, 2011 4:00 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThis question is prompted by my local US supermarket dropping Zest bar soap, that I've used for more than half my life. The convenience of shopping there outweighs making a separate trip to someplace else just for a bar of soap.

    So I was looking at their selection today, and got a few examples of several brands to try. I just showered with one a few minutes ago, having told my partner I was going to use "Dial for Men," saying the name with an exaggerated manly growl.

    "That'll be a waste of time," he snidely remarked.

    "You'll pay for that," I replied. "Maybe not today, or tomorrow, but soon." Then I took my shower. I fear my forcefulness when I said that to him was diminished by my being stark naked.

    To the topic: what do you like, and why? I hate scents, one of the attractions to me of Zest, plus it rinses very clean. I've never tried body washes, they seem kinda girly to me, not to mention pricey, and another plastic bottle to discard. But I'm open to all suggestions. Thanks!



    why don't you try something natural, instead of all of the chemical crap?

    Yes To shower gel is great...comes in tomato, cucumber, carrot $8.99 retail 17oz the bottle 100% recyclable. If you want soap, Reviva Labs makes a seaweed and oatmeal $3.99 retail...no scent.
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    Oct 21, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    Here are the two natural soaps we use:

    Whole Foods Organic Triple milled Soap (Grapefruit mint) with palm oil and other good ingredients.

    South of France French milled vegetable soap, with vegetable and palm oils.

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    Oct 21, 2011 4:54 PM GMT
    The main soap isle of my local retailer contains rows and rows of bottles filled with the same harsh chemicals with different price points. Just shuffle around the Isostearamidopropyl , Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine and Polyquaternium. They've figured out that they can charge 6-7 dollars for liquid versions of the same stuff they've been pushing in bar form for that was a fraction of the cost. We are being programed to stop using economical soap and it is becoming yet another vanity product.

    It's the same with deodorant. People will actually pay five bucks for one brand of Aluminium zirconium in a base when there is another right next to it with the exact same thing in it for two dollars. But hey, one makes the girls flock to you, right?
  • chomp

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    Oct 21, 2011 4:56 PM GMT
    For me, most things by Biotherm...
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 21, 2011 4:58 PM GMT
    http://www.dove.us/Products/Bar-Body-Wash/Beauty-Bar/Dove-go-fresh-Burst-Beauty-Bar.aspx

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    Oct 21, 2011 4:59 PM GMT
    I only use Dove soaps. It doesn't dry out my skin.
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    Oct 21, 2011 5:06 PM GMT
    Anthony Logistics for Men. This stuff is amazing and I have been using it for years.

    http://www.anthony.com/store/catalog/body/

    You can pick it up at Nordstrom's or Sephora, or order online.
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    Oct 21, 2011 5:26 PM GMT
    dr bronners castile soap. peppermint. it's amazing... just ignore all the crazy gibberish printed on the bottle.
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    Oct 21, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
    sweetyork saidI only use Dove soaps. It doesn't dry out my skin.

    My partner uses Dove, but I've always thought of it as a woman's soap. I will admit I'll steal his Dove when I'm in the mood to jerk off in the shower.

    My skin has always been oily, so Zest wasn't a bad choice for me. At 62 I still don't have a lot of leathery wrinkles, thanks to that natural oil I suppose, except some lines from getting a fat face.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 21, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    I have options in terms of "soap" for hand use. I have liquid soap, "softsoaps" and then have bars, usually something like "Irishspring".

    But in the shower, I use AXE... love that stuff all over me....

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  • BeachStud2014

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    Oct 21, 2011 7:33 PM GMT
    LEVER 2000 w/aloe
    for all your body parts "wink"
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    Oct 21, 2011 7:38 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidhttp://www.dove.us/Products/Bar-Body-Wash/Beauty-Bar/Dove-go-fresh-Burst-Beauty-Bar.aspx

    I'll look for it. I refuse to buy some of the more exotic & expensive soaps that have been mentioned here, and Dove seems fairly reasonable in the US.

    One of the reasons I like Zest is that during my Army days I could wash my hair with it, too, not leaving a soapy scum. When you're living in field conditions, or even just recreational camping or using the gym locker room, carting a whole crap-load of hair care products with you is impractical, not to mention just a bit self-absorbed. I like simplicity in my personal care.
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    Oct 21, 2011 7:42 PM GMT
    I haven't purchased a bar of soap now since about 2008!

    I no longer use zest or lever 2000. I find those soaps dry skin out and can be irritating. I go to Bath and Body works about once a month and buy a shower gel and my skin rarely gets irritated.

    They always have specials, but you can get a few bottles for like $10 and they last a good lil while.
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    Oct 21, 2011 7:44 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said


    don't forget...

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    Oct 21, 2011 7:46 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcRlHTsqszSengVay_iDaAH

    Actually, when I was a kid under 10, and especially when I went to boys' summer camp, my soap was Lava, a gritty pumice intended for mechanics.

    But camp was so grimy, especially with camping out in the woods in primitive conditions, it was the only way to get clean. I used it all over, including on my face and hair.

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    Oct 21, 2011 7:47 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcRlHTsqszSengVay_iDaAH


    Hahahaha @ the Comet.

    MuchMoreThanMuscle I use Castile Soap too...love it! I prefer the bar but the liquid lasts so much longer.























    Just teasing, I use liquid Castile soap and although they do have scented varieties you can find the unscented version. The citrus or almond smell really good.

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    Also comes in bars if you bitchuz prefer that:

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    Oct 21, 2011 7:48 PM GMT
    JASON satin tea tree shower gel from Australia