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I must admit, I have a bit if a soft spot (or is it a fetish?!) for Soap and Glory products. I always end up with an absolute overload of products from them on Christmas Day, but this usually lasts me the entire year so I can't complain!
This review is for Soap and Glory's Glow Job Daily Radiance Moisture Lotion. As I received this in a gift set, in bit sure of the retail price, however a quick google tells me it can be between £7-£11. I'm not sure if I have a newer or older version but my packaging is different to the one in the picture.
I have a pink and cream box with the typical Soap and Glory retro packaging. Aside from the name of the product it also tells me this lotion contains bronze burst beads, contains 75ml of lotion and is dermatologically tested. As well as the standard list of ingredients and warnings. When I open my box and take out my cream, it is a standard tube with screw top. Not sure why but I was expecting a pump top. The tube contains the same information as the box aswell as the directions which state to squeeze a pea sized amount onto your fingertips, then rub together to release the bronze from the beads and blend. Apply to your face in upward, circular motions. As you only need to use a pea sized amount (which I find is adequate) this lotion has so far lasted me 6 weeks with plenty left, at least another 6 weeks worth I would say.
The cream is an off white, creamy colour and is of a nice consistency, not overly thick but not so runny that it runs off your fingers. I was surprised that it doesn't have the usual Soap and Glory scent but instead has a subtle "fake tan" smell, which I'm not overly keen on. However, once it has sunk into my skin, which it does instantly with no sticky residue, the smell quickly fades.
I can't say a noticed a massive difference since using this product, yes it feels nice on my skin, moisturises nicely and builds up a VERY subtle colour but I think I would have got the same results from using a gradual tanner. It didn't make me "glow" as much as I would have liked and therefore I do not think it is worth it's price tag.
I would recommend buying this if it was on sale or came in a gift set but wouldn't solely buy it as a face cream in my regular shop so for this reason and the fake tan smell, I am deducting 2 stars.
I have used quite a variety of Soap & Glory products, and though I have found some to be a disappointment I always return to try a new product because I have found a few gems in their range that I regularly buy. This was the main reasoning for purchasing this product as well as needing a moisturiser for my make up bag. I also love products that offer a couple of different functions as you feel as though you get more for your money. This is a tinted moisturiser with added glow which can also be used as a highlighter, in combination with your foundation or as a simple tinted moisturiser for a light fresh face. I had quite high expectations for this product as I always really like Soap & Glory face products and I felt this would be a good choice to combine with my make up.
The packaging is distinctive in design and looks like part of the established Soap & Glory range. It comes in a pearly coloured box with kitted out with the quirky humour and retro images associated with this brand. I like the design, I think it is fun and feminine whilst looking stylish. That said it is not just a style without substance brand, a lot of their products are really good. The tube inside is a wide, large sized pearly coloured plastic tube with a twist lid. It has a pea sized opening through which the product can be squeezed for application. The pearly colour and the bright pink synonymous with the brand are quite striking and give the bottle a elegant look. The name of the product as well as the distinctive brand of humour associated with the brand make this a fun bottle and great gift for friends or family.
The moisturiser itself is quite thin in consistency but as it is designed to be a light moisturiser this is perfect. It goes onto your skin easily, with tiny little bronzed balls which burst upon application you get a lovely dewy, soft glow on your skin with a slight bronze hint. I found the overall effect was really great. I thought it brightened and smooth my complexion without looking heavy or overly orange. I think this is a great alternative to holiday skin products which contain self tanner. This can be easily removed with face wipes and there is no possibility of streaky or patchy skin like there is with products that contain self tanner. I also think it is probably better for your skin as a result and mine certainly felt smooth and clear after using this product.
I tend to use it as a tinted moisturiser if I don't want to use a lot of make up or I use it as a base to hydrate my skin before applying my normal/ going out make up. I have also experimented with this product and found multiple other uses for it which work really well too and are definitely cost effective as you only need to buy this one product to achieve different looks. It can be used in combination with your moisturiser to achieve a lighter and more natural look when you are applying your make up. I think this is particularly good for when you are on holiday as you don't want a heavy face of make up in a hot country. It has SPF in it so I have found it can be quite effective as a sun protectant as well - I use this when I go away or in this country (if we are lucky!). I have also used it as a highlighter for both my cheekbones and eye sockets (underneath my eyebrow). This works really well and I would like the effect to high beam or moon beam highlighters which are available from Benefit at a considerably steeper price. In order to achieve this look you need to rub the product into your hands first to ensure the beads all burst but then it can be used in this way to achieve a highlighted look.
My only negative point would be that as your product begins to dwindle you may find the number of beads increases in each squeeze of the tube - meaning you could end up with a rather orange face. I found the solution to this was mixing it with another plain moisturiser. This solved the problem and made the product go further so I wouldn't say this was too much of an issue for me.
This product cost me around £9.00 for 75ml, although I think I probably bought this in 3 FOR 2 deal as I tend to wait until these products are on some kind of offer. I have been really pleased with it overall and am planning to repurchase it when this range comes back on an offer which will save me a little bit of money. I think the price is pretty reasonable though for a product which can be used for so many different things and which is so versatile. I think this is a quality product that I would definitely recommend as a great addition to your make up bag.
Overall? I love it, I think you'll love your daily Glow Job too.
This is a daily moisturiser offering radiance in a novel way by encapsulated iron oxides (micro bronzer beads).
Encapsulated iron oxides for bronzing effect - typical mixture for foundations
Mica & Silica - to give mattifying effect and nice skin feel
Orange Peel Oil - natural fragrance (there are synthetic aromas and fragrances added too)
Biosaccharide Gum - the best ingredient in it
Tinted Moisturiser or Foundation
This is essentially a tinted moisturiser albeit in a novel way. Most tinted moisturisers come in one shade only and give a nice glow to the skin; they don't tend to give much coverage as their main function is as a moisturiser. Modern foundations are so light and sheer with added actives for moisturising, anti-ageing and SPF which are long wearing and very lightweight so if I felt I needed coverage/camouflage, I would opt for a foundation.
How it Works
On application the beads containing the iron oxides are broken and you mix them in with the rest of the moisturiser on application. The effect is nice and glowing but I found the coverage quite poor. The mica and silica give a nice smooth skin feel. It also has a nice after feel from the Biosaccharide gum which is one of my absolute favourite ingredients, as this acts as a shield on the skin and delivers long term moisturise. I like the fact the strongest fragrance is from a natural source ie orange peel oil, I know a lot of you are swayed by a nice fragrance in a skin cream but trust me, synthetic fragrances are made up of at least 60 compounds, some of which may be irritating to the skin, so avoid highly fragranced cosmetics.
A bit odd
The manufacturers No 12 top tip is to wear sunscreen, yet this ingredient does not contain any! I would consider this No 1 top tip.
Value for money - won't break the bank at £9.00 available from Boots, and good value with the current 3 for 2 offers, but I think there are comparable tinted moisturisers out there and definitely better foundations in the same price bracket
Effectiveness - The claim is radiance and it does deliver a lovely glow
Pampering factor - has a novelty effect which I like
Recommended - especially for the 3 for 2 deals, also they make wonderful gifts
USP - Full marks for the humours retro packaging
I was purchased the Soap and Glory 'Glow Job' moisturizer/ bronzer by my lovely boyfriend, who was aware that I very rarely wear make up, but am constantly complaining about looking tired and dull. I use many S&G products and cannot fault the packaging on any products, I think the products are very eye catching and pretty. I also love the smell of the S&G products, this one had a slightly different smell to it, but is still lovely. The moisturizer intends to brighten your face, and make it 'glow', which I have to admit, it did. I did however, find out the hard way that this product should be used sparingly (A brown face is not sexy), as the bronzing beads are quite big and dark, and once crushed onto your skin, work very well. Once toned down however, my cheeks did look to glow a bit, and my face, overall, looked brighter. I am unsure of the price of the product, but as it is an S&G product, I would not expect it to much much more than £10. If so, I would definitely purchase again. The only slight disadvantage to this product, is that you can not just 'top up' your glow, because the tanning element of the product makes your face look streaky and different shades of colour, so you do have to wipe the whole thing off before. Overall, another great product from S&G.
I love Soap and Glory products, but you have to admit they have the best fun names - glow job just has to raise a bit of a smile!
I picked up this product as I needed a moisturiser having run out of my previous one from Lush. I love Soap and Glory so decided on 'Glow Job' after perusing the shelves at Boots. It wasn't long after coming back from my holidays, so i was pleased to try and continue the bronzed look for as long as possible.
Glow job is a moisturiser with little bronzing beads which as you rub on the cream are supposed to burst. I must admit, i am not a massive fan of that aspect since if you accidently miss a bit you are likely to look a little streaky - so make sure you massage it in really well!!
The down side - well for me this is quite a big deal...if you are pale skinned and you are using this in say...february when your skin hasn't seen much sun it can look a little...well...silly and obvious. So for me it has to be a summer product.
All in all, its not a bad product, but consider your skin type and colour!
I was first attracted to this product by the name! How could anyone resist a product with such a risque name?!
I loved this at first use. The packaging is typical Soap and Glory so it fits nicely in every girls cupboard. The product is a little intimidating at first squeeze. it comes out as a mix of moisturiser and little balls of 'glow'. These need to be rubbed together in the palms of your hand before you apply to your face. Once you have got the knack of rubbing well to ensure all the little glows are dispersed, you can see the colour in your hands and you are good to go.
I have a pale complexion with freckles and I found that this gave me just the right amount of glow. It wasn't as intense as a self tan so I looked healthy glow as opposed to borderline tango. However, in some ways, you have to treat it as you would a self tan and apply with care. It is easy not to blend it properly so remember your hair lines and neck and avoid eyebrows as it has a habit of turning brown ones ginger! As i don't like using foundation, this product was perfect for me.
As the product got to the end of the tube, i thought that it was getting darker and was harder to spread evenly, not a good look. So, I bought a new one but unfortunately that was the same. I do not know if they have changed the formula but it has definitely taken on an unnatural tone and i was completely put off using it. It also doesn't spread evenly so even if it was the right shade, it would be patchy.
In all, i am disappointed with this change in the formula and it is now consigned to the back of the cupboard and i will not be buying it again
I'm a massive fan of the brand Soap & Glory. Started in 2006 with the aim of helping women pamper themselves without 'spending an arm and a leg just to moisturise one', the retro pink and black & white bottles and packages are a familiar fixture on the shelves of Boots and Harvey Nichols. They're also available online from retailers like ASOS. The stated aim may not be completely accurate, as the products are often more expensive than brands like Dove or Radox, but most of them are high quality. Just after Christmas, a limited edition set of 10 discontinued or renamed Soap & Glory products was advertised on Boots for under £30. Being a huge fan, I of course picked one of these up!
I liked the look of most of the products, but one I wasn't really sure about was Touch & Glow. This is a 'daily radiance' moisture lotion which contains 'micro-bronzer' beads. I am incredibly pale (and like it!) and have never really gone for the tanned look. Also, even if I wanted to use bronzer, it would look too dark on me anyway! So I decided to try this product with some apprehensiveness. After doing a little research I believe that this product is basically Soap & Glory's Glow Job Daily Radiance Moisture Lotion under a different name. This is priced at just over £8, which seems to be an ok price if you like the product.
The product comes in a cream and pink box which is recognisably part of the Soap & Glory brand. It has a picture of a woman in old-fashioned garb and the statement: "Is it risky to be this ravishing? Heck, no, just Touch & Glow". Instructions are given on the back, which state: "Ready to glow? Squeeze a pea-sized measure of Touch & Glow onto your fingertips, then rub together to release the bronze from inside the beads and blend. Apply to your face in upward circular motions then just get up and glow!" The product was safety tested in Italy and then tested in the UK using "a group of worn-looking women whose get up and glow, had got up and gone". There is also a suncare tip: "Wear sunscreen on your face everyday, or in 20 years, you could be wearing it as a belt". This isn't something I do personally. I wear factor 50 every day in the summer, but considering I barely spend more then twenty minutes outside in daylight at this time of year, I really don't see the point!
The product was made in Switzerland and there is a long list of ingredients which I won't repeat here. The little logo stating how long the product should last says 12m, so it can be open for a year (at least) before it will start to go off.
Inside the box (which I personally find rather wasteful - I'm sure they could manage without it) there is a cream tube with pink and black writing. The tube stands on its lid, which is handy - hopefully this will make it easier to get the product out once it comes to the end. The tube contains much of the same information that the box does, though in typical Soap & Glory style it states that, while you can apply the product in upward circular motions, you can massage downward in triangles if you want to!
Though the tube isn't strictly see-through, I've found that if you hold it up to a light you can see how much product is left inside, which could come in handy!
To use the product, I squeezed a tiny pea-sized amount of product onto the palm of my hand as instructed. The cream is white when it first comes out, but if you rub it with your finger the tiny beads of bronzer burst and the moisturiser turns a darker brown. The product did make my hands a bit messy, as the brown went everywhere on my palm! There were tiny specks of brown where the beads were, so I had to be careful when using my finger to pick the moisturiser off my palm and dab it onto my face. I also found that while the moisturiser didn't seem to have much of a smell at first, I could detect a sweet, quite pleasant smell after bursting the bronzing beads.
Although the product is quite thick, it does blend in well and I didn't find it much effort to rub it in and blend the bronzer into my face. I have found with repeated use of the product that the tiny amount I need to 'bronze' my face isn't enough to fully moisturise my skin. Therefore, I've taken to applying my Simple moisturiser before using the product. In a way this rather defeats the point, although it may only apply to someone like me who has extremely pale skin - someone who's naturally darker may well be able to get away with using more product.
I find that so long as I am careful about using this product, it produces a decent effect - if that's the sort of look you are going for. I am generally happy with my pale skin and would rather emphasise it than hide it. However, if I am feeling under the weather or tired then I can look run-down and corpse-like, as opposed to a pale English rose! On these days, I find using a tiny amount of this product helps me to look like a living healthy person! The effect is quite subtle, and I'll never look like a bronzed beauty, but then I wouldn't want to. Because I use such a tiny amount of product, my tube is lasting me ages too.
My main criticism of the product is that, being quite thick, I can find that it gives me a couple of spots if I use it for a few days in a row. This problem is exacerbated because I need to use another moisturiser underneath. I also find that my skin can be slightly shiny when I use this product, so I need to use more face powder. In all honesty I feel a bronzing powder would suit my skin and my needs a lot better.
Having said all that, this is still a decent product that could well suit someone with a different skin type and different needs than me. It is well made and lasts for ages so although I probably won't repurchase, this doesn't mean I don't recommend it.
I read a review about the Soap & Glory Glow Job Moisturiser, whilst looking for a new moisturiser and decided to give it a go as I have loved other Soap & Glory products that I have tried in the past.
Soap & Glory was founded by the same woman who created Bliss but can be found at more affordable prices and is exclusive to Boots. I have naturally pale skin and either have to fake tan or pile on the bronzer to look other than transparent. I tend to always wear foundation and a highlighter just to give a radiant glow to my skin.
One thing I advise is to read the instructions properly. Within the moisturiser, it contains micro bronzing beads which appear white. You have to rub the moisturiser between your fingers to bursrt the beads and then apply to your face, otherwise you'll end up with little brown streaks like I did on the first use. It blends into your skin and gives a natural glow. I like the fact that it absorbs quickly into my skin and doesn't leave a greasy film across my face, so I can apply foundation straight after.
I was suprised actually as others noticed the difference in my skin and commented that I looked radiant and glowing.
I really like the smell of this, it is indescribable but subtle, the fragrance does fade. I find Soap & Glory products smell really natural and aren't overwhelming.
I would definitely recommend the moisturiser and will be buying another - it blends well and most importantly leaves my skin feeling hydrated and looking natural, it gives a little boost to the appearance of my skin. I bought mine from Boots and for a 75ml tube, it cost £8.17 but Boots often have a third off.
Soap and Glory is a beauty brand with comically and cleverly named products. Their aim is to provide us with delicious beauty creations which are affordable and fun to use.
Glow Job is one of their more cheekily named products. It is a daily radiance moisture lotion. Its purpose it to hydrate your skin while giving it a subtle yet healthy glow. It's an award winning product too, because in 2009 the product was named Best New Everyday Skincare Product by Cosmetic Executive Women UK.
How does it work? The moisturising action comes from the Swiss moisture matrix and delivers your skin with a deep and long lasting hydration. It also conditions your skin keeping it looking younger for longer and it offers your skin protection from the elements such as harsh weathers and pollution.
The lotion is filled with teeny tiny capsules called Bronzeburst beads that contain a bronzing liquid. When they burst, they mix into the formula and create a tinted moisturiser that will give you a healthy glow. Soap and Glory claim that this is the first moisturiser of its kind and that it makes moisturising fun.
This product is not a tanning product. When you wash your face, the colour comes off so there's no horrible patches of colour left on your face. As it is not a tanning product, it won't make those pesky blackheads look even blacker and will just leave you with a gorgeous one day glow.
Glow job is suitable for all skin types. The glow is subtle and natural enough to make this a perfect product for those with fair skin. The glow may not be so noticeable on darker skin as it's not an intense enough colour. It just adds enough of a glow to make you appear more refreshed and healthier.
How do you use it? In order to use the product, you squeeze a tiny amount of Glow job onto your finger and then rub your fingers together to crush the beads. Then you can apply the lotion to your face in the same way that you would apply your normal moisturiser.
The lotion has a strong orange and citrusy fragrance that may offend some people but I think it's delicious. The scent of oranges is a natural mood lifter so it should brighten your spirits too.
This product is very moisturising. It is thick and heavy without being greasy and as only a small amount of the product is used each time, then it is long lasting too. The cream is good for mature skins but may not be so well suited to skins that are already very oily or extremely prone to spots. Glow job makes your skin glow but it also makes it shiny so you may wish to apply powder afterwards to mattify your skin.
Glow job costs around £8 for 75ml and it can be bought from most large department stores such as Boots and it is also available from many online websites. The product comes in a silvery tube with a screw top lid and the liquid that comes out of the tube is white until you burst the beads.
This is a great product which will give you a natural dewy appearance and it is very easy to blend into the skin. In the summer, there will be no need for foundation as this should be enough and it will leave you looking fresh faced. As the coverage is light you'll need to apply concealer to hide imperfections and dark circles under the eyes. Glow job is great to apply quickly in the morning before work. You will be good to go within minutes looking healthier and fresher.
My mum works for Boots, who manufacture and sell the Soap and Glory range. Knowing that I'm a big fan of the range, she often picks me up a couple of goodies from the staff shop as she gets a nice discount, and so I frequently get little pampering gifts from her . One of the gifts I got recently was this Glow Job Daily Radiance Moisture Lotion .
I have to say, I was delighted at first . Having naturally quite pale skin, I've never really gotten along with traditional foundations, as I have problems finding something matching my skin closely enough to avoid unsightly tide lines. As I result, I do tend to use slightly tinted moisturisers, or skin illuminators, to give my face a healthy glow without it looking unnatural .
This particular moisture lotion has micro bronzer beadfs built in . Now, this sounded excellent in theory, and I did briefly read the packaging before applying for the first time, but I can be a bit thick. On my first application, I smothered a generous amount all over my face, and prepared to be dazzled by my radiant skin in the mirror . The result was not what I was expecting - yes, my skin was radiant, but there were a couple of dark brown streaks and smudges.
My brain not associating this instantly with the built in micro-bronzer beads, I instead assumed my daughter had been messing around with my makeup and somehow contaminated this with my lipstick. Washing it all off, I started again - only to be greeted with the same result. On the third go, I actually read the packaging properly and realised you are meant to burst the micro bronzer beads in your hand and blend with the fingertips before applying, and finally realising that these brown smears were in fact the burst beads, I managed to apply it properly.,
And actually, it looked wonderful . My skin looked much fresher and brighter, but without it being immediately obvious I was wearing any make up at all. It really was a very natural looking result.
There is also a lovely smell to this product - something chocolatey with just a light hint of citrus fruitiness. The smell does fade after a few minutes though, which I think is a good thing as it stops it from clashing with perfumes.
Overall, I think this is an excellent facial moisuriser - it blends in and absorbs well, has a light fresh scent, does not irritate my skin, and leaves a radiant natural looking glow. At around £6 a tube, it isn't particularly pricy either, and I would certainly recommend it .
I bought this item quite recently in Boots and am amazed with it and am in love with it, so I figured it was just about time I did a review on it.
I picked this item up in Boots, as I am sure most people know that S & G products are exclusive to Boots onlys. I think it cost around £5.99, though at the moment all skin care products are on 3 for 2 so there is a bargain to be had!
It is presented in a very nice reto looking box, typical of all soap and glory products. The bottle / tube is much the same size as a hand cream one and holds 75 ml of this magic!
When I first opened this, the first thing I noticed was this amazing smell, it is sweet, yet at the same time citrusy, I am unaware as to whether it is meant to, but to me it smells of chocolate orange products. It is not too overpowering and is in fact, quite a subtle and delicate smell, unlike most S&G products.
When you squeeze it out the cream is a white in colour, with loads of these tiny 'beads' in it. These beads are actually bronzing pearls, which is where the 'glow'comes from in the name and are designeed to give you a subtle, healthy glow.
When massaged over the face these beads begin to pop and leave orange/brown streaks across the face that you then have to blend it with the moisturiser...ahh, the moisturiser!
This moisturiser is by far superior to any of the other moisturisers I have used and I think that the main reason being is that it is niether greasy, nor heavy.
The moisturiser has this lovely silky, light feeling about it and is refreshing, rather than making you feel a little sluggish like some of the heavier ones do! It does not leave my skin feeling tight, or like I have layered it in oil and suits my skin perfectly.
Despite it feeling so delicate, it really does do the buisness and my skin has been left so smooth and so soft I am left wandering, where has this been all my life?
Any dry patches or uneven patches on my skin seem to dissapear as if by magic and my skin is left with this very useful, ever so slightly bronzed, yet radiant face!
I absoloutly love this moisturiser and will be using it for years to come!
Soap and Glory are like a staple brand in my house and bathroom, and another one of their fantastic products is Glow Job: Daily Radiance Moisturiser. It is pretty much what it says on the tube, and I love this stuff.
Firstly, the product comes in a white tube with the Soap and Glory logo on it, and the words Glow Job printed on it too, Glow in pink and Job in black. The packaging looks quite nice, and is almost posh looking. The actual product inside the tube is a medium thickness white cream with tiny little balls in it, which actually burst on contact with skin, to produce a nice bit of bronzing into your moisturiser.
The best way to put this on your face, is to squeeze a small amount into your palm and rub it until all the little balls have popped and the bronzer has mixed into the moisturiser, and then apply to your face. It smooths on really easily, and soaks into the skin really well. I feel this does a great job moisturising my skin, and the glow it gives my skin is brilliant. The bronzer balls realy do their job, and the glow lasts pretty much all day.
This product can be bought in most Boots stores and on the Boots website www.boots.com. It can be found on good offers in Boots most of the time, and works well with most other skincare products from the Soap and Glory range too. Usually costs around £6 a tube, but it lasts quite a while so is worth the money and it does a really good job too. I recommend to everyone.
I have never tried anything from the Soap and Glory range before, and often walked through Boots and spotted it. I would normally be quick to hurry on but always felt compelled to stop and have a nose. That's mainly because the packaged is pink and white and always has an interesting and witty slogan across the product
I would pick up the box or tube just to read the pun then smell the product maybe have a little tester then leave. The fun that this product brings made me want to actually give something a go.
Serious I know but as I have the most sensitive skin (facially) I was wary of spending anything on the Soap and Glory range and decided to look into the company and others opinion to see the general feel for it and then I would decide. What I found I will share as I feel it is relevant to the topic
Soap and Glory was launched in the UK in 2006, offering a range of bath and body products. Marcia Kilgore was the founder of this range and what I found most interesting is what led Marcia on this skincare path. I understood her empathy as she had suffered from acne from the age of 12 and well into into her early twenties That's a long time to have to cover up your skin and deal with it all the time and never finding anything suitable, or that could help. As Marcia got fed up of the constant covering up, using topical antibiotics and sulphur masks to get rid of her bad skin she decided she would learn how to treat skin herself.
After several years of studying and launching the Bliss spa chain in New York, she then launched Soap And Glory. What I like about that is that she has been there done that -got the t shirt- but then she took it one stage further. Instead of being like probably most of us, moaning about our skin, then covering up, moaning some more. eating chocolate, cover up, drinking wine...you catch my drift we do nothing!! Not Marcia, she studied and decided to launch a brand to help everyone!! You can't really beat that!!!.
Well..maybe you can ...in 2009 Glow Job won the beauty insiders choice for best everyday skincare by women in the UK. These awards are known as the Oscars in the beauty industry. Awards are provided to industry's experts and professionals, who are also known as "The Beauty Insiders". The event is designed to help the customers find the best products available in the market, while highlighting the innovation and creativity of the product.
Just before I tell you about it...I promise I will get there...here are a couple of my favourite product titles from the range. I haven't tried any of them but they all made me chuckle...For the women my 2 faves ' Antiperspirant- called Dry Hard and Body Contouring Gel The Firminator
And for the men my 2- Facial moisturiser called a Man's Got to Dew and Shave Gel- Shave to Love
Right lets get to it:
Soap & Glory's products are available at Boots, John Lewis and Harvey Nichols You can also order this product online. So far I have bought this from the shop and paid 8 for 75ml. You can buy this online from the website soapandglorycosmetics.com or from a few other places online but the price is the same in all places I have looked.
The website is fun friendly and informative, easy to navigate and I feel sometimes a fun escape from the daily grind. Well it always cheers me up...especially the section of photos of client who are demonstrating their puckering up skills using ' Sexy mother pucker lip gloss'
This is a daily moisturiser with micro-bronzer beads built in. It explains that you squeeze a pea size measurement into your hand and then rub together to release the bronze from inside the beads and blend. You then massage into your skin and you are then ready to get up and glow.
The tube is a neat size easy for handbags, wash bags and doesn't take a lot of room. And boy oh boy does it last for ever. That I think is the best thing. Its a daily moisturiser and at 8 quid a pop you don't want to be going down to buy it on a regular basis.
*** The packaging****
This is the best bit...brightly coloured with a funny slogan generally a pun these products are not hard to miss and I would have to say will cheer you up!! Priced at I would say a reasonable amount means that the box the tube comes in is pretty sturdy not flimsy and light weight and tears. Another thing is I left it in the bathroom and whilst showering I soaked the box...and unlike others that would have fallen apart in a second this one survived the storm...or should that be rain and lasted in one piece!!
Without a doubt this has to be one of the best products I have tried for a long time. My skin didn't react to the cream. Even the beads which don't all dissolve first time you need to properly rub it in your hand first didn't irritate me or make my skin flare.
The cream was soft on my skin and smoothed well. It made me feel refreshed and I did feel a glow.Cheesy I know but it was weird as it was almost like when you cleanse your face after removing your make up. It felt clean and sparkly and I had a slight tinge to my skin. Not so that I looked very tanned just healthy.
So off you go and give it a try!!
I purchased this the other day in Boots as it had 1/3 off and was also in the offer of 3 for 2 (which is still currently on going) on health / skincare items.
I didn't go out looking for this, though needed a moisturiser and needed to buy an extra 3rd item so I'd figured this do. Its claim was to make you get up and 'glow'. It has tiny bronzing beads in it which also slightly tints your skin and gives you a very light / gentle sun kissed look.
I am not sure whether it is meant to smell of chocolate orange, but that is what it does to me and it smells absoloutley delicious! It is quite thick in texture and is a white colour. It also has tiny bronzing beads in which you rub between your fingers and then they colour is released into the moisturiser.
It reads on it to apply in upward circular motions and doing this you really did get the brunt of the full flavour and it did smell absoloutley superb! When rubbing it into circles the popped bronsing beads and the moisturiser blend together to give you an even, light colour with even coverage and a glow.
I would definitley say that it did give you a 'glow' and also made your face look healthier and if it was really patchy and or spotty it did well to cover this up or make it seem not as noticable. It didn't colour the skin too much (though with daily use I have noticed I do have more colour to me) though again is reasurringly noticable.
It doesn't feel at all sticky or greasy but feels refreshing to reply and the fact that it makes your skin look good makes you feel good.
It costs in the region of £5/£6 which I also find very reasonable for what it is.
Overall I would highly reccomend this!
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For Christmas I ended up with quite a few Soap and Glory products, however the only one that I actually received two of was the Soap and Glory Glow Job Daily Radiance Moisturiser. I'd read quite a few glowing reports (excuse the pun) about the product and so was rather excited to actually test it out. I always try to fake tan my face every few days to give it a slightly bronzed and radiant look although I often forget and usually wish I had a quick fix solution in a morning. I think I was that excited I actually paused the present opening just so I could go and apply the moisturiser and try it out! Soap and Glory is a range of beauty and skin care products that was introduced in England during 2008. The range is very focused on the female market and boasts a range of products including body and facial scrubs, body moisturisers, hand creams and shower gels too. More recently the range has moved into the beauty arena and now offers a range of facial moisturisers, perfume and toners as well as a new male range too. The products all have a rather 1950's feel to the packaging as well as having rather humorous and unique names, similar to the Benefit make up range. The products are currently stocked in larger Boots stores and Harvey Nichols too, or you can order directly off their website as well.
The Glow Job Daily Radiance Moisturiser (yes the product name never fails to make me giggle, immature I know) comes in a pearl effect white tube which stands upright on a white circular lid. The Soap and Glory name is in pink on the front of the tube along with the product name, the rest of the writing on the front and back of the tube is all in black. Overall the packaging isn't as girly or as noticeable as the usual pink Soap and Glory packaging yet I suppose they wanted to differentiate the facial range from the body range in some way. To dispense the cream you simply need to pop open the lid, luckily it's not a screw on screw off lid as these always irritate me when my hands are covered with the product. The moisturiser is a little thicker than your average facial cream in terms of consistency and it's an off white in colour. There's a lovely smell to the product which is quite fresh although there is a very hint scent of fake tan about it too! You apply the product to your face using your fingertips using upward circular motions. What you'll notice when you start to apply it is that there's very small bronzing beads in the actual moisturiser, these break when you apply a little pressure and turn the moisturiser from it's off white colour into a light brown, slightly golden colour... almost like magic I think!
As I apply the product I find that it soaks in quickly and it doesn't leave any greasy residue on my skin. It's always good to do it where there is sufficient light as if you don't blend it in properly you will find you're left with a few lines or smudges, it's imperative you fully rub it in and ensure even coverage so you're not left with any white marks! The cream gives me a lovely golden glow which makes my skin instantly look a lot better and more radiant than before. The effect is quite subtle, I find I still need to apply a little bronzer and blusher on top of my foundation to finish the effect but it definitely makes my skin look noticeably more healthy and glowing too. I'm quite pale and I find this really transform my pale and sometimes dull skin into fresh and lightly golden skin. You do need to be careful as if you were very pale and applied quite a bit you may end up looking a little orange and unnatural! Although the main property of this cream is clearly the fact it bronzes your skin slightly it also contains moisturisers that deliver long lasting hydration, skin conditioning and protection as well as orange peel which is a natural uplifter. The effect lasts all day long and it serves as a good basis for applying the rest of my make up on. You do need to wash your hands thoroughly or it'll stain towels!
A 75ml tube of the Glow Job Daily Radiance Moisturiser will set you back £7.99 at Boots although I have a feeling that my tubes were both bought on a three for two offer which is an excellent time to stock up on Soap and Glory. So would I recommend it? Well yes I most definitely would! It's suitable for all skin types and I do have quite sensitive facial skin yet I've had no adverse reactions to using this at all. It's also a lot cheaper than my normal Clinique facial moisturiser which doesn't come with the added benefit of tanning me slightly! The only downside really is that it does take a little bit longer to apply as you need to ensure it's blended in evenly, however it probably takes me about fifteen seconds more to do this which isn't really much of a downside I don't think. The only other downside is that it might not really have much of an effect on your skin if you have dark skin or if you're already quite tanned, it'd obviously still be moisturising but it might not give you much of a bronzed effect. I must admit that if I'm having a night out or something then I do tend to still fake tan as that gives me a much darker, tanned colour. However this has certainly replaced my mid week tanning sessions! I'm giving this a full five stars as I think it's absolutely brilliant... healthy, glowing and lightly tanned skin!
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Formulated with micro Bronzeburst beads to leave you with a one day glow /