What's Up With Plastic Microbeads?

"What's Up With...?" is a regular feature exploring fearsome ingredients in beauty products. If there's one you're curious about/scared of, leave us a comment and we'll try to suss it out. » 3/04/15 3:50pm 3/04/15 3:50pm

FDA Demands Proof Antibacterial Soaps Are Safe and Actually Work

Attention germaphobes: The L.A. Times reports that the FDA just announced it'll soon be placing new restrictions on the labeling of supposed "antibacterial soap." » 12/16/13 5:30pm 12/16/13 5:30pm

Finally, a Body Scrub That Doubles as Pretzel Dip

Haven’t you always wanted a body scrub that would wash away your belly button filth and make a serviceable dip for your pretzel sticks? Because that’s the direction the odiferous beauty industry is sloshing in right now — edible lotions, salves, oils, and scrubs that you can use to get into a guilt-free 9 ½ Weeks… » 5/23/13 10:00am 5/23/13 10:00am

Douchebag Soap Claims It Can Cure Dudes of 'Mangina'

Ohhhhhh ho ho ho ho ho ho ho!!! "Mangina." Yes, nothing is quite so funny as the notion of a man having a lady-cavern instead of a man-rod! Can you imagine? A man with a vagina? Why, it'd be almost like being...a WOMAN. Or a man. With a vagina. And then who would rule the earth with penisy wisdom and might? Because,… » 12/11/12 10:00am 12/11/12 10:00am

All That Antibacterial Soap You're Using Is Gonna Stop Your Heart

Let me just put this right up front, for all the die-hard disinfectors out there: REGULAR SOAP WILL DO. For almost everything. Really. Not every surface in everyone's life has to be wiped with antibacterial agents, not every child needs to be autoclaved on the daily, not every sneeze needs to be medicated with… » 8/14/12 4:40pm 8/14/12 4:40pm

You Don't Need Soap to Shower, Silly

During the winter, it's easy to find excuses to stay inside and avoid adult responsibilities. It's cold. There's snow all over, and it's covered with miniature ice canyons made of the neighbor's dog's pee. But sometimes putting off errands can lead to desperate situations, like realizing after turning the shower on… » 1/23/12 6:00pm 1/23/12 6:00pm

Worth It: Honestly, This Soap Is Magic

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our daily… » 10/07/11 3:40pm 10/07/11 3:40pm

If Only Life Were As Simple As A Bar Of Deodorant Soap...

"Snide-whispers-about-BO" storylines are one of our very favorite subgenres of the vintage-ad Cinderella story. Invariably, dates, weddings and that elusive thing, "popularity" are just one bar of soap away! [Ptaksciencebooks] » 6/24/10 11:30am 6/24/10 11:30am

Know a guy with stinky balls? Then maybe you should entreat him to use Man Junk » 10/20/08 10:20am 10/20/08 10:20am, a new line of organic, $25 body washes designed specifically for scrotums. According to the Man Junk website, "Any product that's made to clean your neck, back, buttocks or legs isn't going to provide the specific levels of odor fighting…

Our Panties Are Dirty But Our Spirits Are Spotless

Collectively, we aren't huge fans of bathing. (True story: since I started working for the site, I probably shower 50% less than I used to. [So we smell! -Ed.]). According to two recent chronicles of cleanliness throughout the ages covered in T Magazine this weekend, we dirty girls — many of us Democrats! — may be… » 10/22/07 7:30pm 10/22/07 7:30pm

How Long Could You Go Without Showering?

A British woman named Nicky Taylor — like millions of women — had a morning hygiene routine going on. Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, cleanser, moisturizer, toothpaste, mouthwash, anti-aging serum, make-up, hair get, deodorant and perfume. She used skin creams at night as well. In fact, she had so much in her… » 8/24/07 1:30pm 8/24/07 1:30pm