“ Brand: Palmolive / Type: Soap „
Well I'm not a million miles off my 500th review and believe it or not t actually gets harder finding items I haven't actually reviewed. That was until last night when getting a new bar of soap out of the cupboard I saw a pack I did not recognise. It was very similar colour to the one above but with a lovely picture of an almond on a branch accompanied by one underneath that had been split open. In the background you could see the almond milk nestling in the background. Needles to say it was Palmolive Naturals Delicate Care Soap with the luxury of Almond Milk. Upon opening the pack I was met by a bar of soap which was concave in shape and off white in colour. It had a nice smell but not overpowering but with a subtle smell of almonds. I'm not sure if those with a nut allergy would be affected by a soap but worth bearing in mind. The soap itself is made in Turkey by the Colgate/Palmolive group and is 90g in weight. It is soft on the hands and does have a milky texture as you'd expect. I also noticed that it did not lather in the same way that other soaps often do, maybe that is because of the milk. It certainly left my skin feeling nice. Upon asking my wife how much the soap cost she explained that it was 3 for £1 she thinks from poundland. She'd bought a few to put in shoe boxes for the less fortunate in 3rd world countries. This really is a bargain price as they sell lots on ebay for over £1 a bar plus postage. They come highly recommended and Mrs stebiz is under instructions to buy some more next time she goes. copyright stebiz 2012 - also on ciao.co.uk
Although lots of things have been designed to replace soap (like shower gels, bath cremes and handwashes) it is still nice for a change to have a traditional bar of soap in your bathroom by your sink. Palmolives naturals cost £1 from Tescos for four bars, which I happen to think is a bargain. The soaps come wrapped in a four pack of paper and then individually wrapped underneath that the paper is waxy but still recyclable which is a bonus. I like buying products where 100% of the packaging is recyclable. The soaps themselves are pale green in colour, which to be honest isn't a particularly inviting colour. The bars are chunky so you feel like you are getting a fair amount for your money. The bars only decorating is the words palmolive engraved into the top of them. The bars lather up nice and easily to give you the foam which you can spread over the area you want to wash, in my case my hands. The soap made my hands feel nice and clean afterwards, no evidence of the day I have had was left behind and they no longer had that horrible dirty greasy feel on them. Although the bar left my hands feling really nice they were a little bit tight and dry after repeated washes, but I have not come across a soap which doesn't do that, only soaps which do it in even fewer washes. The soap didnt irritate my eczema or bring me out in any further dry patches, so in that respect it was a success. The soap has quite an old fashioned scent, but it is very subtle and you can only smell it when you put the bar up to your nose. It is they type of smell you would smell and know it was soap instantly! The soaps are much better value for money than a hand wash.