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Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar, 6-Ounce Bars

Dermatologist recommended. Oil-free. Hypoallergenic. Won’t clog pores. Gentle Cleansing: This mild, effective lathering bar removes dirt and oil without over-drying. It Won’t Clog Pores: Unlike some beauty bars, Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar is 100% oil-free and non-comedogenic so it wont clog pores or leave residue. Hypoallergenic: Even those with sensitive skin can use it twice a day for a healthy looking, healthy feeling complexion.

Key features

  • Mild, effective lathering bar removes dirt and oil without over-drying
  • 100-percent oil free; won’t leave residue
  • Non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores)
  • Please read all label information on delivery

Honest reviews



A couple years ago, I used this soap with great results! I think it helped w/ my moderate acne.I just went back to this soap a few days ago, and I tell you…I wish I hadn’t!My face is horribly dry, it hurts! I have dry patches & irritation.I still believe it helps calm acne, but I don’t want to go through this discomfort anymore.I’m going back to Neutrogena’s purifying facial cleanser.

Adele Iuka, IL

Drying – tallowate – no thanks!

Tallowate with glycerine to attempt to offset the dryness. I really don’t like tallowate in my products (google it). This is drying. I do like the liquid version in the pump.

Marlene Annandale, MN

Best soap ever, clears my milia! Highly recommended.

I have been using this soap since I was 40. My skin was oily. I am much older, and my skin is now part oily part normal; Purpose BAR soap still keeps my skin clean and clear, not dry. This year, I developed terrible milia (tiny bumps) on both cheeks when I started using Cerave gentle skin cleanser. My friends noticed the bumps. I went back to Purpose BAR soap and after TWO days, the milia cleared! Reading the low-rating reviews for Cerave, I learnt from a reviewer that the ingredient glycerin causes milia. Purpose BAR soap has glycerin listed as a 4th ingredient, and Cerave lists Glycerin as 2nd ingredient. I now use a face moisturizing cream with little or no glycerin after washing. So, if your skin is normal, oily or semi oily, or milia prone, use this bar soap.The LIQUID Purpose gentle cleanser wash has ingredients different from those of the Purpose bar soap. I don’t use it.

Carey Death Valley, CA

good bar soap but it’s not fragrance free

Like this as an all purpose soap, but note that it’s not fragrance free if you have a sensitivity. I can’t say it’s truly "gentle" as my skin feels quite tight and dry after I wash with it, good for normal to oily skin. If you’re very sensitive I would try CearVe or VaniCream.

Darcy Seward, NE

20+ years of use- wouldn’t use anything else on my face

Wen I was a teenager, my skin started going a little crazy (dry one day, sensitive the next, breakouts, oily phases) and after trying a bunch of stuff I finally went to a dermatologist. He told me one thing would set everything straight- Purpose Soap.And 20+ years, I’m STILL using it daily. I wouldn’t use any other soap on my face. Of course, now I use different lotions and potions to prevent wrinkles and signs of aging, as well as sunblock, etc. But my skin stays really clean and clear. I usually wash my face several times a day since I’m outside quite a bit and I don’t like leaving my face sweaty, and Purpose never dries out my skin, while it still does a great job of getting it very clean.I also use Purpose on my back/upper arms in the shower, since I started having an issue with skin allergies several years ago and all the shower gels I was using (Philosophy and Bath & Body Works) were causing irritation. It’s solved all my problems.This is a GREAT soap for all types of skin, does not dry the skin out, and does a great job of removing dirt and sweat and even makeup. I can’t recommend this enough. I have tried the other versions of Purpose (the liquid, gel, cream, etc.) and none of them comes close to the basic Gentle Cleansing Bar.

Peggy Cambridge, NY

Good Stuff

My husband has used these bars for years and swears by them keeping his face clear. I have trouble with adult acne and have found that washing my face with this in addition to my normal cleansing routine has helped clear up my face some. It leaves your skin feeling clean.

Addie La Valle, WI

Purpose Gentle Cleaning Bar

I have been using this bar of soap since I was a teen and love it. My face is very sensitive so when I use anything else I start to breakout even though I’m getting old and wrinkley. Blemishes at my age is rare but anywho … I love this soap and the stores aren’t carrying it anymore. I also love it that I can get online and order from amazon. Amazon is how I find most products that aren’t being sold anywhere in my area. Yahooooo!

Odessa Monarch, CO

Sensitive skin

I have very sensitive skin. My doctor recommended Purpose cleansing bar years ago and I have been using it as my bath soap ever sense. When I try anything else my skin cries out to bring back the Purpose!

Karla Schaghticoke, NY

Purpose Gentle Cleansing Bar

I have been purchasing this product for some time. Placing a standing order in the Subscribe & Save program is the way to go…I never run out. I have sensitive skin. The product is gentle on my skin and lathers well. Each order, I gift a couple of bars to my daughter. She loves it too!

Mona Sebasco Estates, ME


The Purpose cleansing bar is gentle to the skin. It doesn’t dry out the skin and rinses very easily. I use it on face and body.

Francis Baldwin, MI

Excellent Value

This was an excellent value when I ordered first time but have not found it since then but I love this soap!!!

Sadie Leeper, PA