Hello and welcome to "the second episode" of my brand analysis series. If you havent read the previous post, here's a link to where you can find it: http://cosmeticcraving.blogspot.com/2011/09/brand-analysis-series-h-cosmetics.html
If you dont know what this series is about, it is basically a series of posts where I test and analyze some products from each brand (drugstore or otherwise) and tell you my findings and past experiences as well as share some winner and loser products from these brands. So here goes…
The second Boots opened in Bahrain, I rushed in and the very first thing I bought was a Soap & Glory moisturizer. From then on, I have been obsessed with it for as long as I remember. So not too long ago, I walked in, and picked up a few more products to try out.
1) Soap & Glory Hand Food: BEST HAND MOISTURIZER EVERRRR. You know when you wash your hands too many times? Or you use that pink hand wash in public restrooms? Your hands get reaaally, really dry, right? Well this is what I use when that happens to me.
I always keep this in my purse and put some on while i work on the computer (my hands get really dry when I do, do yours do that too?), before I go to bed, or if I'm sitting in a cold classroom that's blowing cold air at me. It smells really nice and is extremely moisturizing without being oily, which a lot of hand moisturizers do not get right. All in all, great product. Mine is almost out, so I should go back and get myself a replacement.
2) Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose In It:
One of my latest purchases, and absolutely loving it. It feels nice and minty on the skin and has a light fresh smell. The texture is a nice smooth sand consistency. It exfoliates very nicely, and I strongly suggest you follow the instructions and use a moisturizer after this. It really does help minimize pores, but I don't know about the blemishes part. I don't really notice a difference when it comes to that (like many products do to my face). Still, I would use it for my pores because it has good results.
3) Soap & Glory Face Soap and Clarity:
This product is one of the nicest facial washes I've used. Ever. It technically isn't a soap; it's a non-drying facial wash. Now, just because this is non drying, doesn't mean our readers who are like me and have oily skin should stop reading now. I never use face washes for oily skin because I feel like they dry my face out too much, which causes my face to produce more and more oil. This product is perfect in that way. It cleans extremely well, removes excess oil without drying your face and washes off nicely (doesn't leave traces of soap, which is something I really hate).
It smells nice too, and the texture is almost a blue gel-like consistency with relatively regular-sized pink scrubbing grains.
4) Soap & Glory Off Your Face:
Now when it came to this product, I'm kind of torn between whether I like it or not. I guess I like it a little. I certainly bought these on a whim one day, wanting to try out different facial wipes, tried it once and really haven't used them since. Not that this is a horrible product, but I mainly use wipes to remove my makeup (especially my eye makeup) before I wash, tone and moisturize my face.
These don't really seem to do much. They leave my face feeling fresh, but most of my makeup is still on there. You have to really work to get your liquid eyeliner off using this, and its an absolute nightmare to even TRY to remove your mascara (I don't use waterproof, I use MAC's dazzle lash).
However, you must put in mind that these wipes are not MADE to remove makeup and do not claim that they do anywhere on the packaging. The wipes seemed a little dry too. They werent moist like I'm used to. But these do feel great on your face. After you work out you can wipe your face with one of these and you'll feel SO fresh. Did I mention they smell like fresh laundry and soap? They do.
So all in a all, I like these, but not for my makeup. They wont replace my Garnier facial wipes any time soon!
And that's that for Soap and Glory products! These are my favorites, with an okay-ish kind of product at the end. By no means am I an expert on Soap & Glory products.. Or any products really. I just share my own views and experiences.
Some thing I really, really want to get is this massive bag that's filled with Soap & Glory products.. Just because I'm a product junkie and I would love to try them all!
Look at all the product in there!! And the tote is absolutely adorable! If I do end up getting this, I will definitely be doing an updated Soap & Glory brand analysis post. IF I get it. This baby is for €70!
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Please note that these products were bought by me using my own money and were not sent to me by anyone for review. I am not affiliated with this brand in any way. All opinions are genuinely mine and 100% honest.
Also, I do not claim that the images are mine in any way. Almost all are taken images from non-copyrighted sources on the internet.