I love the smell of Molton Brown Black Pepper but I was always put off from buying the soap as although I use soap to wash my hands with I am not keen on using it to wash my body as I already have dry skin and soap usually just exacerbates this. My aunty knows how much I like the Black Pepper body wash so she bought me this as a present thinking that I would enjoy it. I was pleased to receive it and had wanted to try it for a while but had always been put off by the price as I didn't fancy spending 13.00 on a bar of soap myself.
13.00 is expensive for a bar of what is essentially soap but at least you get a fairly decent sized bar for the money. The bar weighs 250 grams and is a good size. The bar is a light brown colour and it has cracked black peppercorns all the way through it. These pepper corns are used to exfoliate skin and scrub away dead skin cells. The crushed peppercorns do a good job of sloughing away dead skin and it is a very ?scrubby' bar and quite abrasive which is what you want in something that is designed to get rid of dead skin.
The best thing about this bar is how it smells as Black Pepper is an amazing scent and one that is really spicy and invigorating. I have tried the entire range of Black Pepper before and I think it is amazing the only problem with the range is that the shower gel and this are much better quality than the after shave which just doesn't have the longevity it should considering the price. I wasn't expecting this to be all that strong smelling since it is just a bar but it really does give you a strong hit of the Black Pepper fragrance.
The bar also contains black peppercorn oil which must be what makes this less drying than other soaps. It left my skin feeling smooth and although not completely hydrated it didn't leave it feeling dry either and usually soaps leave my skin tight, dry and itchy afterwards.
There is no mistaking that this is an ordinary bar of soap hence the price tag because it is so much more than a plain bar of soap. Yes it cleans and it also exfoliates but more importantly it is infused with the fragrance of Molton Browns best scent Black Pepper which is invigorating and just smells fantastic.
It also lasted a very long time and didn't melt away to nothing as soon as it hit the hot water. I would guess it lasted for approximately six weeks before it was finished which isn't bad for a bar of soap. I haven't yet bought myself one as I am not using Black Pepper at the minute but I will probably buy myself one in the winter again.
Product name: Re-Charge Black Pepper Bodyscrub Bar / An exfoliating and cleansing vegetable-based soap bar / suitable for everyday use / Cleansing.