This is a review of Soulflower Feels Like Silk soap. This soap can be used for bathing or just for cleaning the face, and is particularly suitable for dry skinned people. It effectively cleans my body without leaving it dry or oily.
Some of you may have seen the Aloe Veda soaps I had reviewed in the past. I tried many of them, some were good but most turned out bad. Two of them even gave me itching. When I found about the undisclosed chemicals and Propylene Glycol they use in their soaps, it completely turned me off.
Soulflower soaps are true chemical-free hand made soaps and there is a reason why people rave about this brand. You can appreciate them only after you have used them and seen the value they add to your skin care.
Soulflower Feels Like Skin Soap:
Weight: 150 gms
Price: INR 250 (I got at 15% discount for INR 212.50)
Shelf Life: 36 months
Made in Thailand
PACKAGE DESCRIPTION AND INGREDIENT LIST:
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Contains aloe vera, turmeric, honey, beeswax, calendula, patchouli, cocoa butter, tea tree essential oils, almond oil, avocado oil, wheatgerm oil, neem oil, Vitamin E, Aqua, permitted edible color and aroma, saponified oils of coconut, castor & olive. You can read the benefits of each ingredient here.
One thing I am confused about here is that Soulflower products do contain honey and in the package description it says "100% vegan". The two things are contradictory. It does not make any difference to me, but for people who are vegan and don't use ANY animal products, this soap is NOT vegan as it has honey.
Also, out of the 3 soap bars I bought, the Happy Feet Soap felt the heaviest, though all 3 are supposed to be 150 gms. It is very difficult to achieve a net weight for handmade products like candles or soaps, so just sharing this as an observation.
MY EXPERIENCE WITH SOULFLOWER FEELS LIKE SILK SOAP
I have dry sensitive skin which turns normal in Summers. But I cannot use ordinary soaps as they give me rashes and itching. This soap is specifically for Dry Skin and I had initially bought it for facial use only. But I fell so much in love with their 'Baby Your Skin' soap for my face, I kept this one for bathing.
|Doesn't it look like some sweet?|
I cut the soap bar into 4 pieces. For facial use, such small pieces are fine. BUT for bathing, the piece becomes too small to handle. Cutting into only 2 pieces would be sufficient for bathing purpose.
One piece lasted me exactly 10 uses. I pressed the left over thin wafer of soap on the next piece and joined with it.
Even though the package description says "Cocoa butter is added for great moisturizing and lather", this soap does not lather easily, especially with small pieces. The lather is creamy and on rinsing out, you can see light yellow turmeric color.
One very important thing I would like to share is that Soulflower Feels Like Silk soap does make your skin Silky soft BUT the smell is a turn off. It has a mixed fragrance. There are sweet aroma notes like an incense stick (agarbatti) mixed with with a smell like that of khakhi vegetable oil soaps which we use for laundry. So people who are all for fragrance and rich aromas may not like its smell.
Initially I also didn't like the smell because when you unpack, the locked aroma is usually quite strong. After 2-3 uses, the smell reduced and I got used to it. Moreover, it has won me over with the glow it has added to my skin. So I would still repurchase it for all its goodness.
I don't need to use a moisturizer. Skin always feels squeaky clean and almost dry after bath, and then softens up after 10 min. There was never any itching.
USAGE TIPS AND TRICKS:
1. Don't wet the soap bar. Your wet hands would be enough to make the soap work or add a few drops while rubbing. After rubbing the soap, rub your hands on the skin to create a creamy lather.
2. Cut the bar into 2 pieces (for bathing) or 4 pieces (for facial use) and store the remaining piece(s) in a cool dry place. I usually keep the pieces in the same wrapper and put a rubber band. Then store in a box.
3. After each use, let the soap dry for a few minutes and keep in a covered soap-box or loosely cover with foil. There are no artificial hardeners so it may dry up and lather less if not preserved properly.