Friday, October 15, 2010

Biotique Almond Oil Soap & Orange Peel Soap - Reviews


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Biotique Almond Oil Soap
What it claims: Pure vegetable, transparent cleanser for dry and sensitive skin. The making of this cleanser involves the blending of traditional Ayurvedic formulae. Recommended by doctors for people with sensitive skin. This soap is formulated with Coconut Oil and Almond Oil, and is for skin that needs extra care. It leaves skin clean and healthy looking. Regular use makes the body free from skin problems like ringworm, scabies and dermatitis infection.


 


Ingredients:
  • Prunus amygdalus oil (Badam Tail) 0.2%
  • Crocos nucifera oil (Nariyal Tail) 28.0%
  • Melia Azadirachta oil (Neem Tail) 0.1%
  • Ricinus communis oil (Erand Tail) 3.5%
  • Curcuma Aromatica oil (Van haldi Tail) 0.02%
  • Saccharum officinarum (Ikshu Ras) 6.0%
  • Purified Water (Parishrut Jal) Q.S.
Price: Rs. 70 for 150 gms bar
 
Pros:
 
1. Doesn't dry out the skin and leaves it feeling soft and clean.
2. Has a very mild fragrance that is not overwhelming
3. The block is pretty sturdy, despite the huge amount of oil in the soap, it does not melt or turn mushy over time. Also the 150 gm bar lasts pretty long (2-3 months)
4. It claims to keep the skin free from all skin problems & I find that to be quite true, I am even able to use this on my face without any dryness.
 
Cons:
1. While it doesn't leave the skin feeling dry, I do wish it would moisturise a little bit more.  
 
Will I repurchase: I have, many times over already. I like the mild fragrance of this product and also that it doesn't dry out my skin. The only problem being that in winters I have to use a body lotion if I use this soap.
 
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Biotique Orange Peel Exfoliating Soap 

 
What it claims: Pure vegetable cleanser. Skin energiser and exfoliator. This is a unique body soap with grains. A fine natural base is prepared and extracts of orange and its peel are skillfully added. The enzymes contained in the Orange Peel remove dead epithelial cells and deep cleanse the skin. The rubbing action helps speed up natural cell renewal leaving the skin fresher and younger looking. Regular use makes the body free from skin problems like ringworm, scabies and dermatitis infection. It leaves skin clean and healthy looking. It is hypo-allergenic and clinically tested.

Ingredients:
  • Citrus Aurantium Ext. (Santra Chhilka Kwath) 2.0%
  • Sapindus Trifoliatus Ext. (Ritha Kwath) 1.5%
  • Juglans Regia Grains (Akhrot Dana) 1.5%
  • Melia Azadirachta Ext. (Neem Chhal Kwath) 0.2%
  • Curcuma Longa Ext. (Haldi Kwath) 0.1%
  • Cleanser Base 84.0%
  • Purified Water (Parishrut Jal) Q.S
Price: Rs. 70 for 150 gms bar

Pros
1. Has a nice fresh citrus scent, that lasts pretty long on the skin
2. Like the bar above this too lasts pretty long without turning mushy

Cons
1. The so-called orange peel granules in this soap are very, very abrasive. They actually hurt my skin. I tried using this a couple of times thinking that maybe over time the moisture would soften the orange peel. But nothing of the sort happened. Finally I had to throw this away, almost unused because I just could not bear to use it.



Would I re-purchase: No way! This is just too abrasive to be used even on areas like the back or legs.
 
What are your favourite body soaps?

6 comments:

  1. I saw these recently at the store..okayyy..I am NOT going to buy the orange peel soap :D

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  2. oopss..sad the orange one didnt work well....I will definately try the almond oil soap...I love all those handmade soaps :)

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  3. I love soaps made for Spa use. They are hand made and most of the times achieve what they claim.

    I am actually liking both soaps if I go by your review. Second soap has a fragrance that lasts for soemtime and I always look for this property in shower gels, soaps etc. SO, i can try the second soap too. :)

    <3

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  4. thnx for the lovely review dear..was thinkin of buyin the orange soap but wont b buyin it now..willl think of givin the former a try..

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  5. Recently I stopped using soaps as I got really bored with it :(

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