Your granny was right

Your granny was rightIMAGE: Instagram @thehandmadesoapcompany

Often dismissed for flashier, pump action cleansing alternatives the humble soap bar is making a comeback.

According to consumer experts Kantar Worldpanel sales of barred soaps increased by almost 3 per cent in the UK last year – and up to 7 per cent in upmarket stores.

The growing awareness of the state of the planet and the many tonnes of plastic dumped in our oceans has consumers seeking more eco-friendly product alternatives. Even better, the new generation, for face, hair and body soaps are not the drying slabs of old. This lot are full of nourishing, soothing ingredients, offering efficacy as well as convenience.

If you want to hit the bar, here are some to check out.

Ambre Nue Soap, €20, Atelier Cologne

Grapefruit + Irish Moss (seaweed) Soap, €6.95, Handmade Soap Company

Soapless Facial Cleansing Bar, €47.37, Sisley

Milk Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap, €10, L’Occitane

Juju Bar, €26.75, Drunk Elephant

Hydrating Shampoo Bar with Aloe Vera, €19.50, Christophe Robin

Shampoo Bars, from €8.36, Lush

Cloud Bar, €22, Joanna Vargas

Bath Bar, €30, Rodin

Lime Basil & Mandarin Soap, €16, Jo Malone

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Pink Clay Cleansing Soap Bar, €11.15, Herbivore

The Nº5 Bath Soap, €27, Chanel

Lemongrass & Wild Jasmine Luxury Soap, €12, Jo Brown

Lipikar Moisturising Cleansing Bar, €6.99, La Roche-Posay

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