15 Hand Soaps Experts Say to Avoid (+5 of the Best on the Market)

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Best: Be Green Bath & Body Citrus Hand & Body Soap

As you can tell from the brand name, Be Green is all about creating skincare and soaps that are healthy for us and the environment. The ingredients are clean, which is perfect for sensitive skin or those with skin conditions like eczema. In fact, they have an entire line of soaps and lotions for those with eczema.

If you want a little fragrance in your hand soaps, they use small amounts of essential oils to keep their ingredient list non-toxic. Of course, Be Green also has a line of unscented items for those that can’t tolerate any kind of scents.

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