This little hand wrapped package was included in a Souk Souk beauty Box I received a while back. I recently opened it up to find it was soap. The scent immediately reminded me of that mint flavoured expensive dark chocolate.
“Oh no! Not drying, tightening, pore blocking soap” I thought. How wrong I was!
After reading the booklet (which has the same colour and pattern as the soap – cute touch) I was impressed that it’s free from SLS, paragons, alcohol, mineral oils, silicone, artificial fragrance, animal fats and silicones – wow! Made from 100% natural ingredients and handmade.
The leaflet says patchouli essential oil is very beneficial to problem skin and open pores. It also has astringent and diuretic properties. Not only will I be using this on my face but on my ankles which are prone to water retention, then. It’s also non to be a tissue regenerator and helps to heal dry or cracked skin and also helps to reduce inflammation. It can also be used as shampoo for scalp conditions or for greasy hair. This is promising a lot!
Small but amazing! This is the first soap that’s gone near my face since I was 13. I’ve been using this every morning and night for a week and it’s tightened up my pores, helped in healing my spot prone skin and soaked up excess oil. I’ve only needed to use the lightest of moisturisers before applying makeup and I’ve skipped my mattifying one completely. I’ve been using light coverage foundation for summer and hardly any concealer as my usual flushed patches around my nose have disappeared! I also started massaging a little of this into my ankles and then rinsing it off with cold water in the evening and so far, no puffy ankles – although I’m sure this is partly due to the massage it’s self. I need to buy more of this soap asap! At £10 for 100g it’s expensive but as it’s quite a hard soap I can see this lasting quite a while and if you have problem skin, it’s so worth it.
Rating 5/5 I think I need to up my max score to 6 for this, ha!