Thursday, February 28, 2013

product review: soapwalla activated charcoal and petitgrain soap bar

it's been a while since i've done a natural beauty post! and i'm excited to review this little guy for you all.

i ordered the soapwalla activated charcoal and petitgrain facial and body bar towards the end of january. i woke up and my skin was just a mess. and i felt frantic and insecure. i opened my computer and saw something on facebook that nubonau had posted about this soap. all i saw was "good for blemish-prone skin" and i stopped reading, signed onto nubonau, put the soap in my cart. as i was clicking the last button to complete my order, i quickly yelled to harrison, "can i order some soap? its only ten dollars!" and, before he answered, i had already ordered it and felt just a little bit calmer.

my first reactions:

  • it smells really good. kind of a light, earthy, floral scent. not overwhelming. 
  • it's black. that's kind of weird, but i also kinda dig it. 
  • it has a suuuuuper silky lather and feels very nice and luxurious on your skin.

after a month's use:

  • my skin generally feels smoother [which is saying a lot since its winter and i usually get seriously dry skin]
  • it's great for daily use. doesn't over-dry, which most cleansers for acne usually do.
  • my break outs are not gone, but they do seem to be healing more quickly. my skin breaks out a lot more during the winter, so the fact that my skin is healing quicker is a sign that the soap is helping, i think. i'll be interested to see how things go in the warmer weather using this soap. 

will i buy this product again? yes. absolutely.

would i recommend this product? yes. absolutely.

is it worth $10? yes. absolutely.

there ya have it!

<3 jojy

[you can buy this product here and here]


  1. How is the soap holding up? I just ordered one, anxiously waiting for it.

  2. Activated charcoal can do these various things because of its ability to attract other substances to its surface and hold them there. This is called “adsorption” (not absorption). Another one of the benefits of activated charcoal is that it can adsorb thousands of times its own weight in harmful substances. One teaspoonful of it has a surface area of more than 10,000 square feet. charcoal