It’s safe to say that the soap bar has stood the test of time. We use it, our moms use it, and our lolas use it, too. Sure, we’ll be the first to admit that people tend to overlook it. That’s because that this humble little nugget is bereft of bells and whistles—something cutting-edge skincare makes a killing off of. But what if we told you there was more to soap than washing away a day’s worth of dirt? No, really, believe it—the three V&M soaps below are certified bestsellers. Here’s how they’re raising the bar.

BOOZE PORE SUIT SOAP

BEST FOR: Oily, acne-prone skin

Powered by more than 50 natural ingredients, this liquor-laced soap is causing quite the stir with greasy girls. It cleanses the skin of sebum, decongests clogged pores, and helps eradicate body acne. Plus, its spicy scent is the perfect wake-up call, sending a zing through sleepy morning showers.

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CLEAN PEEL BEAN SOAP

BEST FOR: Dull, dry skin

It’s hardly just the surface of your face that gets dehydrated—the rest of your body does, too, big time. This rich soap is made with pure emu oil, olive oil, and castor oil. If you know your way around oils, that means it supercharges the skin—not only with moisture, but also with radiance. No more dry patches and lifeless pelts! Just as the name suggests, the soap has a clean scent that lingers all day.

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POPPY PLUSH SOAP

BEST FOR: Sensitive skin

For those with problematic, easily-triggered skin, this soap will wash away your worries. Flecked with poppy seeds and infused with pure emu oil, it doubles as a body scrub and a skin treatment. Its formula helps alleviate eczema, psoriasis, and other skin diseases. To top it all off, the floral scent it leaves behind is addictive—fresh and bright, never overbearing.

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Each soap goes for P295 and is approximately 135 grams.

Art by Carli Dagdag

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