The Beauty 100 - 2017 - Insider's Guide to SPAS

Soaps & Suds

10 Natural Cleansers for Face & Body

Soap Girl Grapefruit Sea Salt

Grapefruit + Sea Salt Bar 


Handcrafted in small batches out of Dallas, this Himalayan pink salt bar lathers nicely and smells fresh, thanks to the uplifting citrus scent of pure essential grapefruit oil. $7. 

Auromere Face Wash

Exfoliating Face Wash 


Take the time to gently exfoliate your skin with this powder formula that contains 13 Ayurvedic herbs in a base of red clay and fuller’s earth. Add a small amount of water to the dry formula, and massage into your skin for three to five minutes for a clean and healthy glow. Nice touch: 10 percent of profits are dedicated to the development of the sustainable “City of Human Unity” in Auroville, South India. $16.50.

Kensington Apothecary Creamy Coconut Cleanser

Creamy Coconut Cleanser 

Kensington Apothecary

This frosted glass jar looks pretty on the side of the sink, and pump dispenses just the right amount of cleanser. Organic virgin coconut oil adds a nice hydrating touch, and the silky texture leaves skin feeling smooth. $24.

Eminence Cleansing Oil

Stone Crop Cleansing Oil 

Eminence Organic Skin Care

Part of the new Microgreens Detox Collection, this nongreasy cleanser contains stone crop (revered for its brightening quality) and a nutrient-dense complex crafted from a powerful blend of sprouts. $52.

Rocky Mountain Soap Co

Goat’s Milk Soap 

Rocky Mountain Soap Company

A classic and hydrating goat’s milk bar, barely but deliciously scented with lavender essential oils. Specially formulated for dry sensitive skin. $5.25.

Goldenpath Awaken

Awaken Cleanser 

Golden Path Alchemy

You can’t help but be in a better mood after washing your face with this gentle blend that includes the uplifting qualities of neroli and sweet orange. Calendula is also among its skin-healing ingredients. $28.

Ossetra Seaweed Soap

Green Seaweed Soap 


Seaweed has long been used in skincare to firm and tone the skin, and this body bar (also available in Red Seaweed) includes Newfoundland green Phaeophyta, along with safflower, coconut, and olive oils and peppermint essential oil. $11.

Dryland Wilds

Rosehip + Nodding Thistle Soap 

Dryland Wilds 

We love the whimsical packaging of this line, but what’s in it is even better. This bar—a blend of olive, coconut, and castor oils—boasts red Moroccan clay and is topped with wild rose petals and nodding thistle. $14.


Yuzu Seed Cleansing Balm 


Make a ritual: wash your face, apply a teaspoon-size amount of this rich balm that’s packed with olive, grapeseed, and yuzu oils, as well as shea butter and beeswax, and gently massage into your skin. Remove with a warm washcloth, or try the brand’s new 3 Layers Organic Cotton + Silk Facial Cloth ($15) from Japan. $38.

Dr  Bronners Soap

Pure-Castile Bar Soap 

Dr. Bronner’s

There’s a reason why this soap is a top-seller: USDA-certified organic, fair trade, and family-owned since 1858, these long-lasting soaps are gentle, lather up just right, and can be used on face, body, and hair. Choose from eight different formulas, including Hemp Tea Tree, Hemp Lavender, and Hemp Almond. $4.69.

—Mary Bemis