Hey jungle loves!
Here is a product I have come across a couple of months ago and have absolutely been hooked on ever since! It’s called Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap and is quite an old and classic formula.
PACKAGING: The bottle is very simple and minimal and is exactly the same for all of the different scents, with the exception of the label of course. Its shape kind of resembles the shape of a lot of body cleansers from Kiehl’s (love them) and evoke that old style pharmacy feeling. The truly eye-catching part is the big label on each of these products, which is absolutely packed with small-print writing which refers to the symbolism and philosophy of peace behind the brand (you can learn more details and gain further insight on these elements on their site which I will list below!).
TEXTURE/CONSISTENCY: This cleanser has a very unusual texture because it is not exactly liquid nor does it come in the form of an oil, but rather something in between the two. Once applied on wet skin, it only slightly foams with friction which I love because whenever a soap foams too much you should steer clear of it! a very moderate foaming reaction is definitely a good indicator that the ingredients contained in the formula are great for your skin (there are of course exceptions, but keep this in mind as a generic rule of thumb).
SCENT: these liquid Magic Soaps come in different natural scents so it is really up to you to choose which one to try! You can choose from: Lavender, Rose, Eucalyptus, Almond, Baby Mild, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Almond, Cytrus and Tea Tree. I have purchased three of them for the moment, as I was in love with the Lavender and Rose fragrances but also wanted to try the more delicate “Baby Mild” formula.
CLEANSING ABILITY: I definitely have to say I LOVE LOVE LOVE these soaps because you only need the tiniest amount of product and your skin feels perfectly clean within seconds really. I use all over my body and occasionally even use it to remove makeup while in the shower and it has worked wonderfully (especially the Baby Mild formula!). While it does not leave you feeling artificially moist like a lot of cleansers usually do, it does actually leave a sense of hydration and smoothness which I very much enjoyed!
SKIN REACTION: I have very sensitive skin all over my body actually, not just the face, and so far I have had no issues with this product whatsoever! As mentioned, a tiny amount goes a long way and thoroughly cleanses your skin leaving a luscious scent after a long day!
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST? I have has the 236ml bottle for a couple of months and have used it daily and still have some left, just because as I said all you need is a REALLY tiny amount. I had a difficult time adjusting to this because I usually love to pour quite a decent amount of product, especially when I love the smell hehe!
PRICE: 9 euros in Italy, sold in Milan at the recently opened “Other Stories” shop (owned by H&M). I know that it can be found at gourmet/organic supermarkets in London (ex: Wholefoods) and I believe that is the case for other markets as well although I am not 100% sure about that. In any case, you can visit www.drbronner.com for any additional info and store location/availability
Here are some more images of the different scents I have tried so far (I already know I will end up purchasing nearly ALL of them!!!)
I am also interested in trying the matching body lotions, hopefully they will be equally good!