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Imperial Leather soap was something that I was brought up with and there was always a bar in our bathroom to wash our hands with. I bought some when I saw a pack of 3 for 1.00 because it had been ages since I used it.
The soap is a light beige colour and has a very solid and rigid feel to it. It actually feels like a brick it is so hard. At first there is some resistance to getting a lather worked up with the soap but after a few massages it soon foams up. This is probably one of the best soaps I have ever used for getting a really good lather going with not a lot of effort. Using this soap it leaves skin feeling really clean so much so in fact that skin feels as though it has been completely stripped of all natural oils. This might be good for germs but I found it to be so drying even though it is supposed to be ?rich and creamy?. Perhaps if you haven't got naturally dry skin anyway then this would be more suitable but for me it was just too harsh and drying. After using this my skin was literally squeaky clean but I could feel that all the natural oils had been stripped away.
Also the scent was not something that I enjoyed with this soap. I remember my mum used to love how this smelt but I was not keen on it at all. It smells so soapy but not in a clean and refreshing way but in a really harsh and unpleasant way.
For a soap that is so unwieldy when new this really starts dissolving quickly. A soap dissolving in water is understandable obviously but I did find that this would sit on the soap dish after being used and it would literally melt before my eyes. After a few days of using it the soap would then practically break up in my hands when I tried to use it.
I was talking about this with my mum when I visited her a few weeks ago and she still has Imperial Leather in the bathroom and she couldn't have disagreed with me more and she loves it but it isn't one that I shall be purchasing ever again.
Enjoy the original Imperial Leather's rich, creamy lather as it cleans and cares for all the family. You'll love the classic fragrance of this long-lasting bar that's trusted by generations.