My dermatologist told me I should only be using shower/bath gel on my body since I have really dry skin everywhere. Everywhere! Bar soap tends to be harsh and strips my skin of moisture.
I tried, for many months, to follow her advice but the entire process of lathering a bath lily or sponge and rinsing afterward seems to take longer than I care. Although in reality I'm pretty sure it only lasts for a few seconds. Maybe I'm a bar soap kind of girl.
It was while reading an online article a few years back that I came across someone commenting on how the Extra Gentle Soap from L'Occitane did wonders for her skin.
I immediately picked up a bar and one year later, I still alternate between this and my bath gel. Its the only bar soap I use regularly because my skin never feels dry after use. And there's always an extra bar I keep in stock. As a bonus, it also helps heal body acne - which commonly occurs when I'm about to surf the crimson wave (Clueless reference, yo).
Milk is my preferred scent since it's so mild. You can also find the Lavender, Verbena and Cinnamon Orange variety. Maybe one day I'll try out Verbena since I am in love with the L'Occitane Verbena Bath Gel and Shampoo.
You might overlook this when you're out to buy your favorite L'Occitane product, but this is something should check out next time.