I stumbled upon The Soap Factory in Longview, WA while exploring the downtown area nearly seven years ago. I fell in love with the shop and its products instantly, and have continued to order them online after leaving the job in Longview.
The Soap Factory's Complexion Bar is a tried and true favorite of mine. While it's not cheap ($6.99), the four-ounce bar lasts a long, long time. (I just bought a new one, having purchased the previous bar in 2006.) With real avocado fruit, carrot juice, shea butter and a host of essential oils, it smells good enough to eat. Because The Soap Factory uses authentic ingredients, you don't have to worry about your skin drying out or developing allergies.
It has been a pleasure to see owner Dawn Gregg expand her business, which she started in her home in 1998. She opened her store in 2000 as the sole proprietress, and has since expanded into the retail space next door and added several employees. Along with the complexion bar, I recommend her other soaps and lotions as well.