Best Hypoallergenic Soap Bars

Eczema, dry skin, or even just a sensitivity to soaps is something many of us are affected by every day. Although we have been washing our hands every day (right?) we are washing them now more than ever. I have scoured countless sources and reviewed hundreds of reviews to come up with a selective list of the best hypoallergenic soap bars out there.

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EWG with the Hypoallergenic Soap Rating Assist

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The Environmental Working Group (EWG) rating was used to assist in finding the best hypoallergenic soaps. Not all the recommended soaps have EWG ratings (yet).

If there is an EWG rating, I provided it to further convey that these are the best of the best.

The EWG rating scale is 1 – 10, with 1 being the best and 10 being the worst.

 

EWG Rating Scale:

Here is the breakdown of the EWG scale in more detail.

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Low Hazard:

“EWG Verified” & ratings 1 – 2

Moderate Hazard:

3 – 6

High Hazard:

7 – 10

The factors that go into EWG ratings

  • Cancer concerns
  • Developmental & reproductive toxicity concerns
  • Allergies & immunotoxicity concerns
  • Use restrictions

Overall, the lower the rating the better.

What is Hypoallergenic Soap?

 

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A hypoallergenic soap is a soap that is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction when used. To achieve this, the soap usually contains minimal ingredients, no added fragrance (sometimes natural fragrance), and is free from chemicals that typically cause allergies or sensitivities to the skin.

Hypoallergenic Soap Brands

Here is a list of all the brands that currently offer hypoallergenic soap.

  • A La Maison de Provence
  • Basis
  • Cetaphil
  • Dial
  • Dove
  • Dr. Bronner’s
  • Essentials by Clearly Natural
  • CeraVe
  • Kirk’s
  • Kiss My Face
  • Legend’s Creek Farm
  • O Naturals
  • Savon de Marseille
  • The Soap Haven
  • The Yellow Bird
  • Tom’s of Maine
  • Vanicream

Keep in mind that not all the products sold by these companies are hypoallergenic, they just have some anti-allergy soap options. Next up is the list of soaps from these brands that are considered hypoallergenic.

Best Hypoallergenic Soap List

I want to provide a complete list of the best hypoallergenic soaps with some key features so you can decide what is best for you. Here is the best hypoallergenic soaps list.

1.  A La Maison de Provence Hypoallergenic Soap – Unscented Bar

A la Maison de Provence® provides an unscented soap with all-natural ingredients that you can read (water, palm, coconut, and/or olive oil, vegetable glycerin, and vitamin E).

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Key Notes: 

  • Unscented
  • No titanium dioxide
  • Suds easily
  • Vegan
  • Not tested on animals
  • Paraben, Phthalate free

Real User Experience

Real users had great things to say about this soap. Many users suffer from eczema and sensitive or dry skin, and this is their “go-to”. Others use this product every day, and as a makeup remover bar.

Where to Buy

You can buy this soap from Amazon.com and directly from alamaisondeprovence.com.

2.  Dial Basics Hypoallergenic Soap

Dial® is a well-known major brand that has created a bar soap that is more suited for sensitive skin. This bar soap has been recommended to customers by their physicians because it does not contain harmful chemicals or harsh deodorizers.

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Key Notes:

  • Can be used for everyday use
  • Good lather
  • Minimal scent
  • Basic (in a good way)
  • No residue

Real User Experience

Users have praised how wonderful this soap is at NOT causing rashes, itching, or dry skin. Many professionals have recommended this soap to users ranging from tattoo artists to doctors.

Where to Buy

Dial Basics is sold by many retailers, and you might be able to find it at your local grocery store. Here are the top places that carry Dial Basics Hypoallergenic Soap.

DollarTree.com 

Walmart.com 

3.  Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar Soap

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Dove® is another major brand that has been around for a while, and they are no strangers to soap making. This soap is gentle and can be used as a hand, face, or body soap.

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Key Notes:

  • Unscented
  • ¼ moisturizer in each bar
  • Cruelty-Free
  • pH Balanced
  • No sulfates

Real User Experience

This is the soap that our family uses for bathing, and we love it. It is safe and effective for all of us, and it doesn’t dry out our skin. Other users say that this is the only soap they can use and not break out in hives with.

Where to Buy

We buy ours at our local grocery store or from Amazon.

4.  Dr. Bronner’s All-One Hemp Baby Unscented Pure-Castile Bar Soap

 

Image courtesy of shop.drbronner.com 

Dr. Bronner’s ALL-ONE!® Magic Soaps has been making soap since 1858, and they have evolved with the times. They are an ecological friendly brand, and they package their products in 100% post-consumer recycled products.

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Key Notes:

  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Lathers well
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Doesn’t dry out the skin
  • Many reports of “Wonderful for sensitive skin”

Real User Experience

A surprising number of users use this soap for washing their hair and have had good results. Many recommend this soap for its wholesome properties and safe to use on children.

Where to Buy

This soap is another one that is found at many retailers, but you can check it out at their website, shop.drbronner.com 

5.  Essentials by Clearly Natural Unscented Glycerin Soap

One of the best hypoallergenic soaps out there is this Essentials® Unscented soap. I can personally attest to this soap not drying out hands, as this is our daily hand washing soap. We like it because it is gentle on the skin and doesn’t dry your hands out.

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Key Notes:

  • No petroleum-based ingredients
  • Refreshes skin
  • Does not contain parabens
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) free
  • No Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)

Real User Experience

Our family is a daily user of this soap, and we like it because it lasts a long time, and we can find it at our local grocery store. Other users like this soap because it doesn’t contain animal-based emulsifiers, which some people have sensitivities to.

Where to Buy

We buy ours from Amazon, but it is also found at local grocery stores, it is just really hit or miss.

6.  The Yellow Bird Soap Bar Shea Butter Unscented

Image courtesy of The Yellow Bird

This soap’s goal is to be simple, effective, and moisturizing. Made in small batches with sensitive skin in mind. Yellow Bird makes their soap the artisan way, by hand.

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Key Notes: 

  • Organic ingredients
  • No Parabens
  • Won’t clog pores
  • No Sulfates
  • Simple ingredients
  • No Fragrances
  • Handmade

Real User Experience

Wow. The users have lots of great things to say about the Yellow Bird Shea Butter Soap. One lady couldn’t get a firm diagnosis for her skin condition after talking with 5 dermatologists, but this soap cleared her up! Other users cannot spread the word enough about this soap and buy 10 bars at a time. You have to let the soap dry out or it does become goopy and won’t last as long, but other than that the customers love this product.

Where to Buy

Buy Directly from the Yellow Bird Website here: TheYellowBird.com 

 

7.  Kirk’s Original Coco Castile Bar Soap

Photo courtesy of Kirkssoap.com

Kirk’s® is a company that has been in the soap business a long time, since 1893! Their product is natural, affordable, and fragrance-free.

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Key Notes: 
  • Biodegradable
  • No synthetic detergents
  • Only 4 ingredients
  • Unscented
  • Lots of suds

Real User Experience

Recommended from real users for those looking for a totally chemical-free product. Some have reported that it takes a little longer to fully rinse off but can be used head-to-toe- without any issues.

Where to Buy

I would recommend looking for this soap locally, but if you cannot locate any nearby, check out Bed Bath and Beyond.

 

8.  Kiss My Face Olive Oil Soap – Fragrance-Free

 

This bar soap is hypoallergenic, moisturizes, and only has 3 ingredients. Kiss My Face has taken a different approach from many in the soap business and uses mostly olive oil in their products.

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Key Notes: 

  • 3 Ingredients – Sodium Olivate (Saponified Olive Oil), Water, Sodium Chloride (Sea Salt)
  • Contains antioxidants
  • Vegan
  • Fragrance-Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Soft and smooth skin after use

Real User Experience

Many users who were sensitive to “hypoallergenic” soaps, had no issues with using the Kiss My Face Olive Oil Soap. A vast majority of people experienced really soft skin after the first couple of uses. It has a unique scent when using it, but it doesn’t stick around after you rinse.

Where to Buy

You can buy directly from the company (KissMyFace.com), or also at the Kiss My Face store on Amazon.

9.  CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar

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CeraVe® has earned the National Eczema Association (NEA) Seal of Acceptance, meaning they produce a product that is good for those of us with eczema or sensitive skin.

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Key Notes:

  • Contains 3 essential ceramides
  • Fragrance-Free
  • 5% moisturizing cream
  • Can use daily
  • Non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog/block pores)

Real User Experience

Users report that the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar doesn’t leave a film, keeps your hands moisturized, and has removed tiny red bumps from their arms and legs (over time). Additionally, they have reported that the soap is gentle and cleared up acne from their body and face.

Where to Buy

As this is a well-known brand, you can find this soap at multiple stores. If you want to save time, you can check to see if your local Wal-Mart carries hydrating cleanser bars, or snag a pack from Amazon.

 

10.  Legend’s Creek Farm Unscented Goat Milk Soap

Photo courtesy of legendscreekfarm.com

Legend’s® Creek Farm soap is handmade and made from goat’s milk. Goat’s milk is unique because it contains fatty acids and probiotics which help your skin maintain a healthy microbiome.

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Key Notes: 

  • Cruelty-free (they love their goats)
  • Anti-aging properties (alpha-hydroxy acids)
  • Helps build a skin moisture barrier
  • Natural ingredients

Real User Experience

Users have found an improvement in their psoriasis and sensitive skin within a week of using this soap. Countless individuals recommend this soap if you have any sort of acne, redness, or sensitive skin. They wish it was a bit cheaper, but they are saying you get what you pay for and this is worth it.

Where to buy

You can buy directly from Legends Creek Farm or they also sell their product directly on Amazon.

 

11.  Hypoallergenic Soap from SAVON de MARSEILLE – Marius Fabre

Made in France (if you couldn’t tell by the name). This soap is made in Marseille, France by cooking it in cauldrons for 10 days, the traditional way.

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Key Notes: 

  • Made in a cauldron (how cool!)
  • Eco-Friendly ingredients
  • No additives
  • No coloring added
  • Fragrance-free
  • Safe for everyone and all skin types
  • Biodegradable

Real User Experience

Since there are no added fragrances at all, and it is mostly olive oil, users report this soap as having a unique smell but most like the scent.

Users use this soap for bathing and hand washing, and to remove baby poop stains from fabric.

Yep! There is a review that said this is the only soap that will get baby poop stains out of any fabric.

Where to Buy

Most real users cannot find this in-store and buy directly from Amazon.

12.  The Soap Haven 100% All-Natural Goat’s Milk Soap

Photo courtesy of The Soap Haven

The Soap Haven provides a natural soap with only 5 ingredients and is handmade in the great U.S. of A. This hypoallergenic soap is made from goat’s milk and is unscented.

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Key Notes: 

  • Handmade
  • Unscented
  • Only 5 Ingredients
  • Contains raw honey for added benefits
  • No chemicals

Real User Experience

Users experience their skin clearing up within about a week of use, and gentle enough for eczema. Others have experienced the soap having a smell, some say it smells like chocolate and some say it smells like a goat. Either way on the smell, most users reported that the smell does not stay on your hands after you rinse them.

Where to Buy

You can buy directly from The Soap Haven.

 13.  Tom’s of Maine Natural Beauty Bar Soap for Sensitive Skin with Aloe Vera 

Tom’s of Maine® is known for its more natural approach and healthier alternative to bigger brands’ health/beauty products. Their soap is no different. Plus, this company is a Certified B Corporation and donates 10% of profits to charity.

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Key Notes: 

  • Fragrance-free
  • No Parabens
  • Made with Aloe
  • Certified B Corp
  • 10% of profits to charity
  • Low ingredient count

 

Real User Experience

Many users swear by this soap because it smells good (without added fragrance) and is gentle on their skin. This soap lathers well and is priced affordably compared to other artisan soaps. There are concerns about the soap not lasting as long if you don’t let it dry out so get a soap tray.

Where to Buy

Tom’s of Maine products are found in supermarkets and grocery stores, but I have found the best deal out there is currently through Amazon.

14.  Vanicream Cleansing Bar for Sensitive Skin

Photo courtesy of Vanicream

Vanicream™ is a well-known brand, and they are serious about making their products formulated for sensitive skin. All their products (including this soap) are free from dye, fragrance, lanolin, paraben, and formaldehyde. This is great because these are ingredients that can irritate the skin or cause allergic reactions.

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Key Notes: 

  • Found at almost any retail store
  • Free from common irritants
  • Non-Comedogenic
  • Unscented
  • Contains moisturizers
  • Suds and lathers

 

Real User Experience

Lots of real users were instructed by their dermatologists to switch to this soap, and all those users were glad they did.

This soap has reversed skin conditions, and it lathers well in hard water.

Folks who have chemical allergies said that this soap is the answer and had no symptoms after using it. moreover, it has been reported to smell a little like crayons when you use it, but overall, a neutral scent that doesn’t stay on your skin.

Where to Buy

Vanicream can be found at all major retail stores (i.e. Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens) as well as major online stores like Amazon.

 

15.  Basis Sensitive Skin Bar Soap

basis® sensitive skin bar soap is fragrance-free and contains skin moisturizers, so your hands or body don’t dry out. Additionally, the Basis sensitive skin soap contains natural botanicals to soothe and comfort skin.

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Key Notes:

  • Fragrance-free
  • No dyes
  • Contains Chamomile extract
  • Contains Aloe Vera Extract

Real User Experience

Basis Sensitive Skin Soap is highly praised for its use on sensitive skin, its moisturizing abilities, and value for the money. There are a few individuals that said it dries out their skin, but many say it’s the best soap ever and they have been using it for many years.

Where to Buy

You can find the Basis Sensitive Skin bar soap at Walmart.com, Walgreens.com, and Amazon.com.

 

Next, check out my Top Hypoallergenic Dish Soap Choices. These soaps are gentle on your hands, but also powerhouses on the dishes.

By Chris

Chris is the creator of Allergy Preventions. As an allergy sufferer himself, his vision is to help others find relief from allergies. By combining his 14 years of Public Health experience, personal experience, and his thirst for knowledge, he is dedicated to providing quality recommendations to assist families with allergy symptom relief.