It’s been more than 200 days since we were quarantined and we’re still at home. I’ve spent a large portion of that time indoors and while I do enjoy it, there are times when I miss going out. One of the things I miss doing is pampering myself through haircuts, massages, and buying all sorts of things that will make staying at home more luxurious like candles, linen sprays, and new bedsheets. It’s true that quarantine guidelines are more relaxed now but I’m paranoid so I’m still here.
I miss treating myself, so I’m happy I received two organic soaps for review. They’re from Bakku2Basik, a local skincare line that makes soaps, lotions, and fragrances. I got mine from A Happier Life with Jen, an online shop that sells skincare products, kitchen essentials, and food and drinks.
I tried the Coco Cider Soap and the Moringa Leaf Gluta Soap. Here are my thoughts:
Moringa Leaf Gluta Soap
This soap is made with virgin coconut oil, aloe vera, oatmeal, and of course, moringa or malunggay. The first thing I do when I see soap is smell it, and this one comes with a beautiful earthy fragrance that smells faintly like moringa. It’s all-natural so it’s great for all skin types, including those that are easily irritated. It’s free of paraben, SLES (sodium lauryl sulfate, a foaming agent), and triclosan, so you get natural goodness without any chemicals.
Bits of moringa cling to your skin when using it and your skin is noticeably sssoft and sssupple. After your shower, your skin feels like you put moisturizing lotion on it. It’s said to be whitening but I’m bad at noticing this so I can’t vouch for it. Either way, I like how my skin feels after showers.
Coco Cider Soap
This soap is made with “natural, raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized” coco cider vinegar, which is said to provide many healthy benefits to the skin. This bar also has skin whitening/brightening agents like kojic, carica papaya enzyme, daisy flower extract, and bamboo charcoal powder. It’s also designed for all skin types, including those that are easily irritated. It’s paraben and fragrance free, but it comes with a nice bamboo aroma that reminds me of spas.
Like the Morgina Leaf soap, the Coco Cider makes your skin feel sssoft, but more on the sssqueaky side. I think this has to do with the anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and anti-fungal properties.
I like both soaps because they smell great and are all-natural so you don’t have to worry about chemicals. Showering can feel like a luxurious experience because of the fragrance and its effects on the skin. Go for the Moringa Leaf if you want to feel like you’ve moisturized, and the Coco Cider if you want to experience being super-clean. Both have whitening effects so it’s a plus for those who want to brighten their skin.
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