Buffing Bar

Microcrystal Exfoliant

  • for body
  • net wt 4 oz (2)
  • fragrance free

Made for areas of the body that would benefit from weekly moderate-to-intense physical exfoliation, including those with keratosis pilaris (“KP”), stubborn ingrown hairs, and rough, bumpy texture. Or you can enjoy the Buffing Bar for no specific reason—like a happy bear rubbing its back against a tree. Whatever the reason, dead skin and excess keratin are thoroughly sloughed away, releasing trapped hairs and revealing the soft, newer skin below after each use.

Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate, Magnesium Oxide, Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Alumina, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Sodium Citrate, CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 75810 (Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex).

Sodium Palmate [surfactant, cleansing], Sodium Cocoate [surfactant, cleansing], Magnesium Oxide [exfoliant], Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin [humectant, moisturizer], Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) [occlusive, moisturizer], Alumina [exfoliant], Spirulina Maxima Extract [colorant], Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice [moisturizer], Sodium Citrate [buffering agent, pH control], CI 77007 (Ultramarines) [colorant], CI75810 (Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex) [colorant].

This is a set of two physical exfoliating bricks for body skin made of superfine sanding crystals compressed within a moisturizing, soothing base.

This formula is vegan.
Soft Services does not test on animals.

Use in the shower on clean, wet skin. Wet the bar, and use gentle pressure to buff in small, circular motions on parts of your body you wish to smooth (avoid sunburned, broken out, or otherwise irritated skin).

You control the power—use firmer pressure on rough spots like heels and elbows, but be gentle on other areas of the body. Rinse, pat dry, and follow with a gentle moisturizer like Carea Cream.

Use weekly, or as often as needed.

  1. keratosis pilaris—bumps on back of arms, thighs, and hips
  2. rough elbows, knees, and heels
  3. areas prone to ingrown hair
  4. buffing away stubborn waterproof sunscreen
  5. prepping skin for sunless tan products

Not Good For

  1. sensitive skin
  2. sunburned skin
  3. irritated skin
  4. active breakouts
  5. using in place of cleanser

Wrapper: 100% paper
Carton: 100% responsibly sourced, FSC-certified paper

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Reviews

12 Customer Reviews

average 4.7 rating

100% recommend this product

  • Aimilly

    Gender: Female

    Age: 24

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Body acne

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    If you have body acne, this definitely gets it to go away ASAP. After my first 3 uses I started seeing a big change in my back with my back acne and even in other parts of my body. I was using it everyday, but my friend recommended that I use it 2 times a week. *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.

    Who would you recommend this product to?

    Anybody who has severe body acne.

  • Lucy

    Gender: Female

    Age: 29

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Body acne

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    Best exfoliation. I love how you could control the strength of the exfoliation you wanted by pressure. *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.

    Who would you recommend this product to?

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  • Michaela

    Gender: Female

    Age: 23

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Strawberry skin

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    This product has transformed my shower routine. I really loved adding this into my self care routine. Its a great product for after a workout to feel refreshed and helped with bumps! Being able to exfoliate using a bar was so much better than a wet scrub! And it is less wasteful which I love. felt this product worked best when used on skin that wasn't too wet or dry. It washed away easily in the water so I would towel off a bit and then use it which worked super well! *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.

    Who would you recommend this product to?

    Anyone would want to exfoliate easily!

  • Brandon

    Gender: Male

    Age: 33

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Scarring, redness

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    Literallly a magic eraser for your body! The buffing bar packs serious power and exfoilates like no other. I used the exfoilating bar every couple of nights with special attention to scars and body bumps. I prefer the bar's fine sand granules to my usual coarse salt scrub. I noticed smoother skin, scar visibility reduced, and my skin seemed to be better prepped for moisturizer post shower. Fully recommend. *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.

    Who would you recommend this product to?

    Anyone looking for smoother skin, targeted exfoliation, and lightening scars. I'm a guy and shave my chest every once and a while. The bar helped keep my chest from getting irritated post shave. I like to wear sunscreen when I run too and I feel like the bar helped scruff off all traces of sunscreen film that is sometimes hard to do with a regular bar.

  • Gender: Female

    Age: 29

    Skin Tone: Medium

    Relevant Concerns: Dry skin

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    Soft Services exfoliating bar changed my shower routine actively, and forever. I didn't realize how much I needed this bar for my dry skin and partial keratosis pilaris. And now I won't go without it. I use it every other day. The bar has a nice texture, and isn't rough on my skin. I had to personally get used to rubbing it in small circles on focus areas. I felt squeaky smooth after the first time using it, now my skin feels even and consistent. Eventually I'm interested in a smaller, maybe travel size of the bar. *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.

    Who would you recommend this product to?

    People with dry skin, scaley skin.

  • Mike

    Gender: Male

    Age: 28

    Skin Tone: Medium

    Relevant Concerns: Dry skin

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    I've been dealing with a skin issue on my leg for a while now. I've tried a million different solutions and literally nothing solved the problem. Enter the buffing bar. In a few short weeks, my skin issue has nearly resolved itself. Need this in my life forever moving forward!

    Who would you recommend this product to?

    Anyone with dry or itchy skin!

  • Tyler

    Gender: Female

    Age: 27

    Skin Tone: Medium

    Relevant Concerns: Body acne, bumpy skin

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    This bar is amazing! I haven't used anything like it. It completely has prevented new body acne from spreading, helps with bumps from shaving and ingrown hairs. My skin is SO soft after using. *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.

    Who would you recommend this product to?

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  • Devin

    Gender: Male

    Age: 24

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Keratosis pilaris

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    I am absolutely in love with this. The exfoliant is gentle enough to be used daily, but completely cleared up my Keratosis Pilaris in just a couple of weeks. I will use this every day for the rest of ever! I loved how the bar is smooth until you wet it, that top layer of soap was chic. *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.

    Who would you recommend this product to?

    Anyone looking for softer & smoother skin, especially those with Keratosis Pilaris.

  • Alana

    Gender: Female

    Age: 34

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Dry skin

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    I loved this a lot. It had the right amount of roughness for me, and left my skin smooth. I also have super sensitive skin, too, and no issues. I used it every two days as suggested, and I definitely think my skin is smoother. I wouldn't be opposed to a lightly scented option in the future either! Every time I go to the spa to get scrubbed, I get shamed for being bad at exfoliating, which I know has gotten worse since the pandemic started since I'm not going to spas. This bar is my exfoliating life saver. *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.

    Who would you recommend this product to?

    Friends! My mom.

  • Milan

    Gender: Female

    Age: 27

    Skin Tone: Dark

    Relevant Concerns: Discoloration

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    My problem areas are my armpits and that was the spot where I primarily was using the buffing bar. I unfortunately had a fairly bad reaction in that area to the bar with some cuts and welt from pressing too firmly. It seems that skin in the armpit is a bit too thin or sensitive for that area. In other areas of my body where I used the bar felt smooth after using. *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.

    Who would you recommend this product to?

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  • Rinaldy

    Gender: Male

    Age: 34

    Skin Tone: Dark

    Relevant Concerns: Dry skin, tinea versicolor

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    Love it. Was initially surprised at how exfoliating it was, felt like I was at a Korean Spa being scrubbed away but in my shower. *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.

    Who would you recommend this product to?

    Anyone looking to get rid of dead skin, and want to feel smoother/softer to the touch

  • Josephine

    Gender: Female

    Age: 25

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Dry skin

    Tester

    I recommend this product

    The Buffing Bar is not messing around! I've never really used something quite so abrasive, so it took a bit of getting used to. (And has left a couple little scratches once or twice...) I've been mostly using it on my upper arms, where I've always had those pesky little bumps/spots. Leaves me feeling a little tingly, but quite smooth! Also love it for my elbows. I'm especially looking forward to using this in the summer to slough away that gross layer of sweat and sunscreen and saltwater that seems to build up… I'd give it 4 stars, only because I wish I had a bit more control––even when using very minimal pressure, it's still super scrubby, maybe a tiny bit harsh for me. *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.

    Who would you recommend this product to?

    I think this product would be great for anyone looking for a really good/thorough scrub-a-dub!