Cosmetic Corner

Cosmetic Corner: Dermatologists Weigh in on Bar Soaps

Leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on the top bar soaps. See what they’re recommending to their patients and why.


To improve patient care and outcomes, leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on bar soaps. Consideration must be given to:

  • Avène Cold Cream Ultra-Rich Cleansing Bar
    Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique USA
    “This gentle cleansing bar is not only hypoallergenic, soap free, and lanolin free, it also has Avène’s soothing Thermal Spring Water, plus white beeswax and a noncomedogenic, pharmaceutical-grade paraffin oil to protect the skin.”—Jeannette Graf, MD, Great Neck, New York
  • Hydrating Cleanser Bar
    Recommended by Shari Lipner, MD, PhD, New York, New York
  • Vanicream Cleansing Bar
    Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc
    “This is a great option for patients with eczema or dry, sensitive skin.”—Gary Goldenberg, MD, New York, New York

Cutis invites readers to send us their recommendations. Lip plumpers, shaving lotions for men, and night creams will be featured in upcoming editions of Cosmetic Corner. Please e-mail your recommendation(s) to the Editorial Office .

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc. and shall not be used for product endorsement purposes. Any reference made to a specific commercial product does not indicate or imply that Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc. endorses, recommends, or favors the product mentioned. No guarantee is given to the effects of recommended products.

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