“ Brand: Asda / Type: Baby Wash „
Review of Asda Little Angels Baby Soap
This is a mild and gentle soap, especially formulated for sensitive baby skin.
'Little Angels' is the Asda own label range and the packaging is a distinctive childlike design of the logo in a multicoloured font and a sweet cartoon baby image.
The soap can be found amid the other baby related toiletry item in Asda supermarkets or of course online.
I suffer with occasional break out of contact dermatitis and when my skin is uncomfortable, I tend to ditch all scented products and stick to baby products. As a result, there are many 'baby' toiletries in our bathroom, even though I am well past the age of having babies!
I picked up this soap recently and was interested to see that at 27p for a 100g bar, it was a fraction of the price of branded baby soaps.
In use, I have found that the white bar of soap lathers up well, something I always appreciate as living in a hard water area, this can be an issue. The lather rinses off easily, leaving no residue and my skin feels clean and lightly moisturised after used.
The scent is a light, fresh, powdery fragrance. It is in my opinion, very pleasant, but just a little too fragranced for a baby soap. Too much fragrance instantly alerts me to possible skin reactions! That said, I have suffered no problems with this soap, it cleanses well and causes no adverse reactions from my skin. I never use any soap on my face, only my body, but I would think that this would be fine as a facial soap for those who use one.
The soap is a fairly soft formula, it does dissolve very quickly if left in water, so I would advise users to keep it in a soap dish to avoid being left with a nasty, sticky soapy mess!
**Ingredients and Warnings**
I will not attempt to explain any of these ingredients, as I have no idea of what some of them are! I am sure anyone with allergies or sensitivities would be checking the packaging of any product before purchase anyway!
*Sodium Palmate , Sodium Palm Kernelate , Aqua , Parfum , Glycerin , Sodium Chloride , Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone , Linalool , Coumarin , Geraniol , Citronellol , Tetrasodium EDTA , Tetrasodium Etidronate , C.I. 77891 .
*Taken from the back of the packaging.
Asda advise that this baby soap is dermatologically & clinically tested and suitable for the whole family to use.
Asda also state that they are against animal testing and the soap is produced in the United Kingdom.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
In my view, this is a good quality baby soap. I have found it is a fairly long lasting soap, if kept in a soap dish. The soap does exactly what you want it to do, it cleanses and softens skin, leaving skin with a pleasant fragrance and no dryness or taut feeling.
The fragrance is a little intense for a baby product, but this is just my personal impression and I do not mean to sound detrimental to the soap itself.
At 27p, the price is a real bargain, competitors baby soaps are considerably more expensive and this is just a effective. In my opinion, this is well worth a try, whether like me you have sensitive skin or are using it for a baby.
Thank you for reading
©brittle1906 December 2011
N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same user name.
This soap lathers up well. It gives off a lovely creamy lather that is pleasant to wash and/ or bathe with. The soap is easy to hold in the hand and it's lovely to use in the bath as it just glides over the skin. When I wash my daughter with this she laughs and smiles, I think she actually enjoys bathing with this! The soap is very moisturising. After use the skin feels soft, smooth and gently cleansed. It cleanses as well as the more expensive soaps. For 17p a bar you can't go wrong. It doesn't irritate the skin as it is so mild and gentle. It's basically a copy of Johnson's Baby Soap, only much cheaper.
I wash my face with this when i'm being lazy. It cleanes my face okay but it does dry out my facial skin so I wouldn't recommend using this on your face on a daily basis. Now and again would be okay though. It can also make your facial skin feel a little "tight", so that's why I only use it on my face occasionally. It doesn't dry out the skin on my body though. My body feels great after use and very clean. It also deodorises well.
A decent sized bar for the price, it does the job anyway. One bar lasts a good while but I would suggest using a soap dish as it can crumble if left in water. There's nothing worse than a mushy soap!
Try it, for the price you can't go wrong.
I have very sensitive skin indeed that needs no real excuse to act up! It's not helped by the amount of perfumed products I use and showering/bathing as often I do. I guess I'm actually over the top with my cleaning and beauty regime to be honest with myself and you lol.
For this reason from time to time I do 'go back to basics'. I do buy unscented soaps or baby one's. My thinking is if a baby soap is gentle enough for a babies it's going to be for me too!
However the first time I used this soap was on my friends son. I was babysitting him, I bathed him and this was the soap in his bag to use on him his mother (my friend provided for me to use lol). After using it on him and perusing Asda I bought the same one as it's all they actually had that day on the shelves (in baby form) so I give you a review from a child's perspective (lol) and then the big kids one (mine lol).
Light blue, oblong plastic packet. On the front in white and light blue writing I'm told it is Little Angels Soap and that it is 'a mild and gentle soap specifically formulated to gentle cleanse baby's skin without causing dryness'. At the bottom of the packet I'm told 'it's my bathtime', there is drawn on picture of what appears to be a little boy, I'm told it's Dermatologically and clinically tested and the weight is displayed (100g), ingredients are listed as are contact details for Asda (shops own product) and I'm told Asda is against animal tested and funds research into alternatives and there is a drawing of like a rabbit on there and a few white circles (that also adorn the front) and finally there is a bar-code on there. Simple straightforward packaging this is. The soap itself is white and quite thick and Asda Little Angels is engraved into one side along with a picture of a rabbit.
A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Packet....
Caring for baby little angels mild and gentle soap has been specially formulated to cleanse baby's delicate skin without causing dryness. Caring for all the family this gentle baby soap is ideal for the whole family. Remember safety first keep out of reach of babies and small children.
Well as I have said the first person I used this on was my friends little boy (she usually uses this) in his bath. Ok he was filthy and I found this to lather up gently directly on to his skin with a very gentle fragrance I could barely detect. I sniffed the soap before I used it and it certainly had a stronger aroma when not in use than in it did when it was.
However it cleaned grease and grime and whatever greasy was all over his arms (lol) really well and he didn't seem at all bothered by it one bit. I was impressed at it's cleaning ability and the fact that even him splashing the water about with the soapy residue in it never seemed to upset his eyes and we had no tears or tantrums!
He was left with soft enough skin. I mean no different to usual, it didn't feel overly hydrated and/or moisturised but he looked clean and fresh to be sure, his skin wasn't dried out and the only thing lacking really was a fresh 'baby' smell'. He didn't really smell of anything but as I say I did feel he was clean.
Using it on me was much the same as on him really. I used it in the bath and in the shower and I found it to lather up rather quickly but it didn't feel overly rich or kind really. It just felt like it was doing a job. The smell once again was not really there though I did feel clean and fresh, found it easy to shave my bits and bobs with and when I finished I rinsed it off my skin easily leaving no feeling of residue and I felt fresh and clean. My skin (like my friends son) never felt dried out and wasn't really moisturised and all I can say is my skin was in the same condition as prior to washing with it really...although I was definitely cleaner!
A decent soap apart from a lack of smell to it. It's ok to use and doesn't harm the skin and is as it says it is...mild and gentle. It works at cleansing the skin very well and is a real economy buy not just cos of the price it costs to purchase one but also cos it doesn't melt to mush when it sees water. It holds it's own and lasts a long time without crumbling or going to sludge and leaving nasty residue anywhere it shouldn't! A decent buy and worth a go!
Only available in Asda priced at 17p a bar.