updated 1:41 p.m. ET I worked for a beauty editor once who used to go on and on about how much she looooooved bar soap. In fact, she insisted it was far superior to shower gel or “goop,” as she referred to it. Turns out, she’s not alone…
A couple of years ago a research-and-development person mentioned to me that soap users tend to be very, very loyal. For them, it’s the bar or bust. Me, I’m a shower gel devotee—I just love those bubbles! And whenever I spend the night somewhere I have to use a regular ol’ bar of soap, it’s just not the same sort of indulgent experience.
I brought this up at a table full of my girlfriends the other night and you would not believe the conversation that followed. We became divided—bar users and shower gel fans. Uh, until we realized we were having a heated debate over soap and dropped the whole thing.What side of the fence do you take? Do you not feel clean until a bar of soap has touched your skin? Do you prefer shower gel? Do you mix it up? want to know a good natural soap?
Photo: Diane Diederich/iStock.comby Beth Shapouri