“ Brand: Paladone / Bar / Type: Soap „
I won some prizes in the 10 Days of Dooyoo competition at Christmas time but I'm only now getting around to using them!
One of the prizes I won was a 'Sinner to Saint' Scented Soap. I had never seen this before, but a quick check on Amazon showed that it is made by Paladone, a UK company, and costs £3.99. The soap comes in a cardboard box with the name of the product and the slogan: "Removes even the most stubborn sins!" The box has a see-through middle so you can see that one side of the soap is white, with the word SAINT embossed in red, while the other side is red with SINNER embossed in white. The SAINT side has a pair of angel wings and the SINNER side has a devil's tail trailing from the letter I.
The cardboard box is itself encased in plastic. When I removed it and took the soap out of the box, it became apparent that the soap is actually made of two halves stuck together, one white, one red. It is about the size of a normal bar of soap.
Washing with the soap is very straightforward, I'm sure no one here needs me to explain how it's done! I tend to use it as a hand soap and it lathers up well and doesn't dry my hands out, though it isn't moisturising like some soaps. The soap is scented with what seems like a light apple fragrance: this is faint but pleasant.
The soap seems to be lasting well, and isn't going down particularly quickly. Sadly the soap loses its good looks quickly as the white and red writing wears off before any other part of the soap. Because of the red soap half, you get red water washing away in the sink, and red marks all over the place if you're not careful - though these are easily wiped away.
After several uses, the soap divided into two - a red half and a white half. It's possible to put one half away and use one at a time, or alternate halves depending on how you feel! The halves divide with a clean break, justifying my suspicion that the soap was made in two different pieces to begin with.
I tried washing my body with this soap and it did a reasonable job - it didn't irritate or dry out my skin though I stopped using it on my body simply because I have so many other soaps and shower gels to get through!
As novelty gifts go this one is reasonable enough. For the right recipient it will raise a smile, and at least it can be put to a good use unlike many novelty gifts which just languish in the cupboard. I would consider purchasing this as a gift in the future for the right person although probably not for myself!