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Bomb Cosmetics China White Remedy Soap

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Brand: Bomb Cosmetics / Type: Soap / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types

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      22.06.2011 14:37
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      Nice, but not what I expected.

      Today I want to write about a soap I ordered - the "China White Remedy Soap" by Bomb Cosmetics.

      Shopper's appeal
      I was actually checking out of Lush products were being sold on Amazon. But when I typed in "Lush", all these interesting soaps by Bomb Cosmetics came up. Since I had a voucher and wanted to treat myself to some expensive beauty products, I checked out the soap and chose a few I'd order.
      I was really curious for this brand which was totally unknown to me. I didn't find too many reviews on Bomb Cosmetics, but the ones I did find sounded rather positive. So I chose the "China White Remedy" soap, the "Pink remedy" soap and a shower cream that looked like mint ice cream. Since I had no chance to test the products or smell them, I just trusted the scent's description.


      The packaging
      The soap was wrapped up just as nicely as on the photograph provided by Amazon. It was wrapped up in a white piece of paper and a bit of silver wire was tied around it. There was a little piece of paper stating the name of the soap attached to the wire.On the pack of the soap there was a white sticker providing all the information needed. The scent was described, the list of the ingredients was given and you could also find the manufacturer's address.
      The soap is supposed to provide good care for your skin and it is also supposed to be free of parabens. The soap should contain Frankincense, Cedarwood and Patchouli and it is also supposed to smell of vanilla. It is also stated that the soap contains natural plant extracts and high quality ingredients.
      I really liked the packaging - it was so cute and pretty.
      My experiences

      The look and texture
      To my surprise the soap was not white but of a light brown colour. Not exactly what you'd expect from a soap called "China White". When I unwrapped it, I realised the soap is quite soft and creamy, but not too soft. The piece is quite big and not to thin, cut like a quare

      The scent
      The scent surprised me a lot. It is sweet and almost a bit like caramel. I actually expected a more woody scent, since the essential oils listed on the website hinted at that. I thought it would smellof patchouly and that sort of stuff - like incense sticks. Instead, I got a very sweet soap smelling sweet and flowery.
      The scent is quite nice, but absolutely not what I expected after reading the description. I thought it would be a little mystic, rounded up with vanilla.

      Does it cleanse?
      The soap cleanses alright, but I use a shower gel afterwards or before anyway. The soap is more of a pampering item and not what I use for my daily cleansing. But of course it does get you clean.

      Effect on skin
      The care it provides is quite nice. If you don't have totally dry disaster skin, this soap will provide good care for you! I still expected a bit more from the name "remedy". It's not the total skin rescue, but it's good enough and doesn't dry out your skin at all.

      How long does it last?
      This soap lasted me quite long - I've used it almost daily for over three weeks now and I think it will last me another two weeks.

      Skin's reaction
      My skin was fine with the soap, but don't use it under your freshly shaved armpits - it really stung me and I'm not that sensitive!


      The ingredients
      Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Glycerin, Sodium Laurate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sorbitol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Lauric Acid, Boswelia Carterii (Frankincense) Resin Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Benzyl Benzoate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).


      The price
      The soap is available on Amazon.co.uk and is £3.49 a piece. I'm not sure whether it's worth the money - I enjoyed it, but I didn't totally love it.


      Conclusion
      I quite enjoyed the "China White Remedy Soap", even tho the care was not exactly what I'd await from something that is described as a remedy. The scent was nice, but I didn't have to do much witht he description provided on Amazon. What motivated me to buy the soap was the fact that it sounded like it would smell like incense sticks - but it turned out to be sweet, toffee-like. I liked the scent because I love sweet smells, but it wasn't what I wanted.
      I'm rating the soap fours stars overall, but I am really annoyed by the misleading description!

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