Vegan soap and shampoo bar review – Funky Soap ShopJanuary 16, 2019
One thing we can all get behind is feeling good – and doing it whilst doing good for the planet. I love a good bar of soap and so when I found Funky Soap Shop, (who do a number of soap bars, shampoo bars, conditioners, moisturisers, natural vinegar rinses and more!) I knew I needed to try it.
I tried the:
- Chocolate and orange soap bar
- Aloe vera neem oil shampoo
- Babassu oil (palm oil free) soap
- Facial moisturiser
Here’s what I thought…
Being mixed race, my skin is prone to large grey patches around my elbows and knees. What’s more, I also get very dry skin in the cold so trying out these products at this time of year has set me up for the nine-month-long English winter.
This moisturiser is intensely rich and made my skin feel absolutely delicious. Unlike other brands I have tried, this cream neither left my skin greasy, nor was it too watery to really penetrate the surface of the skin. It genuinely left me with very healthy-feeling skin. This also means that I needed to use very little of it to have an effect, making this pot wonderfully cost-effective.
On the other hand, whilst artificial colour-free cream is something I can get onboard with, fragrance-free is just that little bit harder. One of the things that really makes my mornings is having a body that smells as good as it feels. Whilst I was very well moisturised with this cream, I did miss having a hint of fragrance. But, this could also be down to personal preference. Since the moisturiser is a facial product, others may find fragrance too strong and artificial scents can, as we know, damage skin.
THE SHAMPOO BAR
I’ve tried a few shampoo bars in my time, but nothing quite like this. The Funky Soap Shop shampoo bar comes in a solid block – much like you would use for your hands and body – and is made with rich and nourishing essential oils.
Like the moisturiser, this shampoo bar is so packed full of nutrients you don’t need to use much of it – which is great for those not willing to shell out money to buy shampoos and conditioners all too often.
The only problem I found with the amount of nutrients was that it oversaturated my hair. My hair is not particularly dry, nor oily and so I found the balance of oils in the bar to not be so good for keeping it smooth and silky. However, I would recommend the bar if you are looking for that additional nourishment.
THE SOAP BARS
I really got on well with the Funky Soap soap bars. I found them very robust and nourishing on my skin. They last a very long time and it’s great to know that they are full of goodness. Again, like the other products, they don’t really smell as much as I would have hoped for but in the marbled effect they look lovely and if you’re searching for something that will do you good, then these are the products for you!
Overall, I would recommend these products to those who are looking for a product that is healthy and kind to skin without any of the nasties and damaging pollutants. I would suggest that those looking for more heavily fragranced products, decide more carefully when buying this product or select a more perfumed fragrance from the collection.
All in all, a great service and a super clean job!
Buy your Funky Soap Shop products direct from their website: www.funkysoapshop.com
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