My New Favorite Exfoliator
Way back when in high school (before I actually researched skin care) I used to use the apricot scrub nearly everyday. Turns out this is a bad thing to do as it basically keeps scrubbing the top layer of your skin off. After years of this my skin was pretty much angry with me and was sending out a blinding S.O.S beacon. One day I looked in the mirror and saw this beacon and decided to do something about it. So I made the decision to stop exfoliating permanently. However, as some of you know from previous posts I jumped whole heartedly into the Korean skin care regimen. And surprise surprise an important step of this regimen is exfoliating. So I decided to ease my way back into scrubbing my skin off.
While I was scrolling through the Rue21 website I came across the organic oatmeal exfoliating soap by Honey Belle. This soap is a small two-sided square of facial soap formulated to be an exfoliator and cleanser. One side has oatmeal and sea salt to gently scrub off the layer of dead skin and grime off your face without tearing your skin up. The other side has goat milk soap to help soothe and cleanse your face.
The first thing I noticed was the pleasant smell and creamy feel of the soap. The soap just felt soft and luxurious while I lathered it up. The first step (I suggest reading the instructions to know how to use it) is to wet your face with warm water to open your pores. Then you run the oatmeal side across your face in gentle circular motions. I was a little surprised that those soft grains of oats actually seemed to make my face softer without feeling like someone was grinding sand into my face. After this you flip the soap over and lather your face up with the goat milk side. This side didn’t seem any different from other cleansers but it did clean without drying my face out. Then you wash it off with cool water to close your pores.
According to the site this soap is supposed to soothe, moisturize, repair, smooth and brighten your skin. I can honestly say this soap was amazing! My skin felt softer and looked brighter and clearer after a single use. I would love to use this soap everyday (don’t worry I learned my lesson about doing that) it feels that nice. I like that this soap is completely organic so I don’t have to worry about what’s in it.
Now on to the cons, the price and the size. For such a small piece of soap (this soap is about four or five inches across) this soap is kind of expensive. I bought it on sale so it was definitely worth the money. But at the orignal price it would be personal preference. I feel like this soap is a luxury expense to use every so often to give my skin a spa day. If I keep seeing great results I may splurge and buy it at regular price but like I said it’s a splurge.
Taking the pros and cons into account I give this product a 4.5 stars out of 5. It’s a great product I just wish it was either in a bigger size or a little less expensive. But it definitely lives up to its claims.