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With family members from Jamaica, you learn relatively early that London products are highly regarded. They’re seen as superior to anything made in the USA and the absolute best for you.

And while a lot of that sentiment are affects of White superiority and colonization, there are some products that really do live up to the hype. Dettol, a staple in most Jamaican homes, really is a superior cleaning agent. And Yardley London soaps, particularly their Oatmeal and Almond bar.

While the scent is very pronounced—but not overpowering— it is also very effective for sensitive skin. The scent is less potent when the bar is actually wet.

The oats in the bar work to gently exfoliate the skin. Which makes the soap great if you want to use it on your face.

Best of all, the bar lasts longer than most bar soaps. Several users on Amazon have reported that it lasts for up to 3 weeks.

If you’re looking for a soap that’s not too expensive, that moisturizes and exfoliates, give Yardley Soap London a try.

Veronica Wells is the culture editor at She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.

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