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Buffing Bar Starter Set

Green Banana Buffing Bar & Soap Home

  • for body
  • net wt 3.75 oz (2)
  • plastic-free

Tried and true essentials for every bathroom: our scented “Green Banana” Buffing Bar microcrystal body exfoliant and custom Soap Home for safekeeping. The drying dish and splash cover set was engineered to allow for maximum air flow, minimal water contact, and a more plastic-free routine.

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Reviews

26 Customer Reviews

(4.9) average rating

100% recommend this product

  • Landon Verified Purchase

    Gender: Male

    Age: 28

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: KP and dry skin

    Verified Purchase

    You have to smell this bar of soap Buying something without smelling it first is always a gamble and usually I end up disappointed. However with this soap it was everything I thought it...
    I would recommend this product to: Anyone and everyone
  • Marley Tester

    Gender: Female

    Age: <30

    Skin Tone: Fair

    Relevant Concerns: Dryness, ingrown hairs, calluses, cellulite.

    Tester

    Gorgeously scented, perfectly scrubby. This is the perfect upgrade to an already perfect product. The scent is understated but distinct - fresh and optimistic, not too "tropical" in a treac...
    I would recommend this product to: Almost all skin types - the exfoliation is effective but gentle, and the shea butter base is nourishing but not at all greasy.
  • Connor Tester

    Gender: Male

    Age: 30

    Skin Tone: Fair

    Relevant Concerns: KP, strawberry skin, overall sensitive skin

    Tester

    Feels good and kinda smells like rain It’s a really great bar, works for my KP/strawberry skin issues every bit as well as the original buffing bar. The scent is really subtle and pleasant...
  • Reviews

    26 Customer Reviews

    (4.9) average rating

    100% recommend this product

    • Landon Verified Purchase

      Gender: Male

      Age: 28

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: KP and dry skin

      Verified Purchase

      You have to smell this bar of soap Buying something without smelling it first is always a gamble and usually I end up disappointed. However with this soap it was everything I thought it would smell like and more. I’m obsessed with the smell. So much so that I wish soft services made a version of their other products like the carea lotion with the same scent as well.
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone and everyone
    • Marley Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: <30

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: Dryness, ingrown hairs, calluses, cellulite.

      Tester

      Gorgeously scented, perfectly scrubby. This is the perfect upgrade to an already perfect product. The scent is understated but distinct - fresh and optimistic, not too "tropical" in a treacly way. The qualities of the buffing bar are the same -- both creamy and gritty, leaving skin all over your body feeling perfectly slick and smooth, and conveying a truly freshly-scrubbed feeling. This is very giftable, very chic, and truly the part of my shower routine I MOST look forward to -- a subtle delight to the senses.
      I would recommend this product to: Almost all skin types - the exfoliation is effective but gentle, and the shea butter base is nourishing but not at all greasy.
    • Connor Tester

      Gender: Male

      Age: 30

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: KP, strawberry skin, overall sensitive skin

      Tester

      Feels good and kinda smells like rain It’s a really great bar, works for my KP/strawberry skin issues every bit as well as the original buffing bar. The scent is really subtle and pleasant and has a hint of earthiness to it that I really appreciate
    • Carissa Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 27

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Ingrown hairs, dryness, rough skin

      Tester

      Nostalgic and fresh It smells nostalgic but also fresh! I love the original buffing bar and like that this scent doesn’t interfere with other scented items when I shower, it’s a really great complement to other products because it is not at all overpowering. Love it.
    • Anna Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 30

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: KP, Eczema, general dry skin, in-growns

      Tester

      Loooove the scent The banana bar (as i call it) has become a morning favorite. The combination of the classic scrub and bright scent is a nice way to ease into to the day.
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone with KB or looking for exfoliation.
    • Tess Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 40

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: dry skin, exfoliation, aging

      Tester

      The classic but even fresher... I love the classic buffing bar so much so it's refreshing too have this amazing scent to make my shower even better! It makes me feel invigorated but calm, a great way to start the day. The fragrance in this bar has some notes which recall verdant, fresh vegetation. Cut fresh grass, banana leaf, plus a base note of something earthy and warm. I think this is a good year round scent and will layer well with any fragrances you wear.
      I would recommend this product to: anyone with rough patches or some gentle assistance with exfoliation.
    • Una Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 29

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: eczema, folliculitis, acne

      Tester

      Beautiful scent, summer jn a bar I honestly cannot remember how I used to exfoliate before the Buffing Bar came along - I have really sensitive skjn and often struggle with folliculitis and miscellaneous bumps. This bar really helps more than anything I've tried previously. I usually go back and forth between scented and unscented products because I really enjoy a fragrant shower. The Green Banana Buffing Bar js perfect, it smells so green, verdant and fresh. It truly enhances everything I already love about buffing. This bar js so summery and gorgeous, it reminds me of the feeling of showering after the beach, right before you're about to go to dinner. It's a sunset in a bar. I absolutely love thjs.
      I would recommend this product to: people with sensitive skin who also enjoy scented products
    • Katie

      Gender: Female

      Age: 29

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: KP on arms

      Fun Fresh Scent A fun new take on the buffing bar! I loved the green banana scent - it's fresh and crisp making buffing a more invigorating experience!
      I would recommend this product to: People who experience KP or other rough skin issues that like light fragrance products that you would classify as "Fresh"
    • Natalia Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 42

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Relevant Concerns: Dry skin, ingrown hairs, chicken skin

      Tester

      I’m loving this Banana buffing bar! I’m loving this new Banana Buff bar! Works the same as the original bar to get rid of my pesky ingrown hairs and arm bumps, but now with a yummy banana smell while bathing. It actually reminds me of the banana flavored laffy taffy candy I used to enjoy when I was young! Great product!
      I would recommend this product to: Everyone who would like to have soft, fresh skin!
    • Anna Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 34

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Dry skin

      Tester

      Same great exfoliation, amazing new scent ! I was a fan of the original blue buffing bar, and I’m a fan of this new fun twist! Love the color and the fresh soft scent. It is NOT artificial, neon sickly sweet banana scent. But rather the very subtle smell of a young, slightly underripe banana, which is exactly how I like to eat mine ! Same amazing exfoliation, fun new scent, and as always an ABSOLUTE must have if you’re going to doing self tanning this summer. My biggest advice is to splurge for the soap container / holder - because if you’re gonna invest in this soap you’re gonna want it to last. And it’s just too good to sit and turn to goo in your shower between uses, so do yourself a favor and use it, but take care of it , let it dry and store it properly , and get every last bang for your buck!
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone with skin. Ppl getting ready to shed their winter dry skin for summer. And ppl who self tan !
    • Flynn Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 38

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: mild KP on ass from tight jeans, ingrowns on outer calves

      Tester

      Milky, fresh, green dream Long time Buffing Bar fan - IMHO best physical exfoliator out there. More rough than others, but not too rough. Super efficient vs gels. New scent is a dream - milky, fresh, green and almost like snuggling a baby's head. Perfect ME TIME energy. LOVE
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone who has KP / itchy/dry skin. Anyone who wears a lot of sunscreen. Anyone who loves smooth skin. Anyone down with a good kspa scrub. Basically anyone.
    • Katie

      Gender: Female

      Age: 28

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: KP (chicken skin)

      Cute Shower Addition This is such a cute idea! I love having a dedicated place for my buffing bar and the home is very sturdy and has some weight to it. I definitely think this preserves the life of my buffing bar and it looks cute in my shower!
      I would recommend this product to: People who want to preserve the life of their buffing bar
    • Katlyn Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 30

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Verified Purchase

      Cute and functional! I've been meaning to write a review for this for ages now. Everytime I use the buffing bar I think about how glad I am that I purchased the soap home since it makes each buffing bar last a lot longer. It immediately solved the problem of the buffing bar getting mushy in the shower and it looks cute.
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone who has purchased the buffing bar or has any other bar soap that isn't fully drying out in the shower.
    • Rachel

      Gender: Female

      Age: 30

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: KP, acne - chest, shoulders, back, arms

      A must for all bar soaps & perfect companion to the buffing bars I was hesistant at first, but this soap home is worth every penny. The materials used feel sturdy and dependable, not to mention, they make transporting your buffing bar to and from the shower so much easier than a traditional soap tray. This has helped the longevity of my bar and kept it from water, dust, you name it! It’s also very easy to clean and will hold up through many many buffing bars which I am counting on! I will be purchasing a second for my husbands bar soaps. If you’re on the fence I absolutely recommend you do it!
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone who uses bar soap, but especially the buffing bars from soft services!
    • Nicole Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 29

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: KP, even tone, dryness

      Tester

      No surprises here, I loves it So I loveeee the new scent of the buffing bar. Maybe I’m bias because I personally love bananas and topical fragrances, but this one is just the right balance. It’s not over powering, and smells natural. It got me nice and prepped for my trip and took it with me to stay polished in in the Floridian weather/sun!! I will 100000% be purchasing once I’m through with this bar!
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone who has KP, dry skin, normal skin, like truly it works for anyone who wants smoother/healthier skin!
    • Phillip Tester

      Gender: Male

      Age: 28

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Ingrown hairs, redness, uneven skin tone

      Tester

      As good as the other buffing bars The same great formulation with a Palm Royale flair. Will be in rotation for late spring and summer.
      I would recommend this product to: Use before shaving or applying self tanner; otherwise, once or twice weekly
    • Ego Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 39

      Skin Tone: Light

      Tester

      Reminds me of soup... Reminds me of soup stores in Grand bazaar, Istanbul. Turned everyday showers to a hamam experience.
    • Nicole Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 32

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Relevant Concerns: KP

      Tester

      Summer Invigoration Who knew platano could be a scent so clean and invigorating! It's the whiff you get when peeling the skin of a fresh green plantain. It's like the middle of a spring bud, zesty but not spicy. With the same exfoliating power of the original blue bar :)
      I would recommend this product to: summer skin
    • Nicola

      Gender: Female

      Age: 28

      Skin Tone: Fair

      An everything shower essential! The scent of the new buffing bar reminds me of citrus grooves bathed in sunshine. It’s very light and refreshing and reminiscent of a product that would be used at a spa.The scent is like being back in Hawaii. I have both the original and the new green banana buffing bar and I love them both. This product exfoliates without leaving any sort of greasy film behind. I love using it prior to shaving or after a long day at work (I’m a nurse and frequently feel pretty gross after a shift at the hospital). I also love it for removing any remainders of self tanner. It is a perfect addition to an everything shower! 
    • Raeshelle Tester

      Gender: Female

      Tester

      i love the overall sustainability of the soap home, from the plastic free packaging to the great materials used in the actual product, it’s a beautiful way to preserve the life of your soap bars, and it keeps my surfaces clean and looks beautiful doing so! i think it’s a great product! beautifully done, sturdy, and my soap doesn’t stick to it!
      I would recommend this product to: anyone that wants to preserve their soap/people who are using their soap bars at the sink and need a place to set the bar so it doesn’t stick & damage their sink!
    • Zoe Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 30

      Tester

      I love the soap home! I find the product to be quite beautiful. I love how the bright blue bar pops against the soft pink ❤️ I think it’s a really unique design and I love that it has a cover to protect the bar from water in the shower. Since I have a smaller shower I think that’s why I was having trouble keeping my bar out of the splash zone. I was a bit nervous that it wouldn’t fit properly on the ledge in my shower but it actually fit just right. I appreciate that it feels heavy and sturdy- I have peace of mind that it will stay put and I don’t have to worry about it falling off the shelf. I also love that the cover part that you are picking up to access your bar is not breakable! I am still not sure about when I would put the metal part on the bottom as opposed to on the top, I just lift it and grab the bar then set it back in place.
      I would recommend this product to: I would definitely recommend to anyone who has a smaller shower space where it’s tricky to keep your products dry.
    • Matt Tester

      Gender: Male

      Age: 40

      Tester

      Functionally excellent and a very clever design. The buffing bar doesn’t stick to the ribbed ceramic dish which is a huge plus, and the splash shield is a very innovative way to extend the life of the buffing bar (or any other soap). The colors are also excellent - the vibrant blue is sure to go with most decor. I don’t have a need for the use case of storing the cover under the soap dish but I could see how that would be helpful for some.
      I would recommend this product to: All buffing bar users who want to extend the life of their buffing bars, especially in the shower. In addition, anyone who uses high quality soap would likely see the value and benefit from this product. When we move soon, I’m strongly considering getting a second for another bathroom.
    • Christina Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 27

      Tester

      Gorgeous! Much needed. Prior to being gifted the Soap Home, I was honestly very worried about wasting my Buff Bar down the drain!
      I would recommend this product to: Buff Bar babes like me!!!
    • Emma Tester

      Gender: Female

      Tester

      I love it! To be totally frank I was initially skeptical it would solve my problem (slimy, brown-hued buffing bar that I had to return to the bathroom to periodically flip like a pancake in order to get it to fully dry) but it absolutely did! The Soap Home is chic and fits perfectly on my little shower supply shelf, and the Buffing Bar was basically completely dry post-shower in as little time as I was. I think my only thing is that the movement/assembly of the splash cover from cover to stand doesn't feel super practical to me mid-shower — I have been more inclined to just lift the splash cover, use my bar, and replace the bar under the top. I can't really picture myself changing from cover to stand in the same use.
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone whose soap gets slimy or simply wants a pretty little secret shower compartment for their bar!
    • Alice Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 30

      Tester

      The packaging for the Soap Home is superb like all of Soft Services products. I think the Soap Home is a necessary accessory for the Buffing Bar, because it had been staining the ledge of my tub for months prior to receiving the Soap Home. The Soap Home fits perfectly on the side of my tub stylishly and with functionality. I would give the Soap Home ***** stars. It's perfect! There's nothing I would change.
      I would recommend this product to: I think the Soap Home is a necessity for anyone who uses the Buffing Bar.
    • Abbey Tester

      Gender: Female

      Tester

      My first thought when opening the Soap Home — wow, this looks and feels even more luxurious than I expected! I love the thoughtfulness of the design— using non plastic materials, the ridge motif throughout, and the cute “S” on the underside of the base. I was excited to bring this beautiful item into my bathroom. Once in use, it delivered as expected. It looks beautiful, and protects the Buffing Bar beautifully. My one complaint, is that this home isn’t one you can travel with— not only because of the fragile ceramic base, but also because the lid doesn’t close securely with the bar able to slide out either side.
      I would recommend this product to: I’d recommend the Soap Home to anyone who already is using the Buffing Bar! Since I continually preach on the magic of the bar I’m sure I’ll start adding this in to my routine recs. It makes a huge difference in preserving the bar, and has provided a little extra shelter from a boyfriend who continually tries to steal mine