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Sainsbury's Basics Soap Bars

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      16.09.2010 11:14
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      I tend to never use any soap on my face and have not done so, since I was a young woman as I found all soaps dried my skin more as I have quite a dry skin and I usually use a branded soap if I do buy soap but I came across these bars recently from Sainsbury's cheaper brand for only 13p and so I thought I would give them a try as there are 4 in a pack and cheap.

      I always like to have soap in the home for washing my body sometimes and for washing my hands and when I first bought these, I thought they would not have any lather at all but I was absolutely amazed how much lather they had, the texture of the bar of soap feels kind of waxy when dry and it is rectangle shape but once I added water to the bar and rubbed it, the lather was brilliant, and the waxy texture was not so apparent, it was so smooth and soft I could not believe it, it was nice and smooth to work into my hands too but these in my opinion do not have any smell that is apparent to me but the quality of them is super.

      The soap is easy to rinse off and the soap glides across the skin and when I tried it on my body in the shower I found it went on my sponge nicely and it certainly did not irritate my skin during or after use, and it left my skin in a good condition, it did not dry it and it left it nice and smooth and I was pleased when the first time I used it.

      It comes in a plastic wrapper with the no frills label in orange and white of the Sainsbury's usual colours and although it does not look so attractive on the shelves as a branded one, in my opinion it works just as well.

      My hubby has very dirty hands when he comes home from work and he has been using this soap for over a week now and he is completely satisfied too with the results it gives his hands and we have both used it everyday for the past week or so and are both delighted with it and my little grandson has washed his hands with it too and they have not irritated his delicate skin and he has also had not rashes or anything with these.


      I use soap for cleaning around the home, I used these on a damp cloth and rubbed it into a little teddy bear that my grandson leaves at my home and I cleaned it with the soap and it removed the marks of chocolate perfectly, and although it did not have a fragrance on the bear it certainly cleaned it well.

      I cleaned my bathroom light switch cord with this soap on a damp cloth and just rubbed it into the cord to remove the marks left from switching the light on and off and it cleaned it nicely too.

      This is a brilliant soap to buy and I certainly will be buying it again in the future but the soap will last quite a while as there are 4 bars, which is super value for money and the quality of them is extremely good too, I just wished they had a little fragrance that I could smell but I could not smell anything at all, but that is my only gripe with this soap as I like to smell soap but that is just my preference.


      I think they are a good cheap soap for anyone who is on a low budget or have a lot of children as it can save a lot of money and I highly recommend this soap for anyone to try and what a bargain these are in my opinion.


      I give it 5 stars.


      Thank you for reading my review.

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        24.06.2009 17:30
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        if your looking to save money on soap then this could be the answer

        Soap is something that we use every day, and as such we must spend a lot of money every year on it. We use it when our hands are dirty and also when we wash. I would normally use a soap (pump) dispenser to use for washing my hands but these can cost over £1 a time. The alternative is to use bars of soap. While bars of soap are less convenient they are usually cheaper. On my usual hunt for a bargain I came across 'Sainsbury's basics soap bars'.

        You get three 125g bars in a pack. The three bars are stacked on top of each other and packaged in a thin layer of cheap plastic. The label on the front is white and orange (just as all other Sainsbury's basics items) and displays the product name and the ingredients. The packaging looks bland and boring, but for the price (which I'll come onto next) you won't care!

        For three 125g bars of soap it will set you back 13 pence. Yes you read it right, 13p! This is an absolute bargain compared to some other brands of soap, for example a single 100g bar of 'dove cream soap' will set you back 53p. So that is a huge price difference.

        I bet your thinking that the quality of the soap must be beyond awful but it's actually not that bad. It's the sort of soap that is easy to get onto your hands, but very difficult to get off again. I haven't had any particular issues with the soap drying out my hands, but I would imagine that if you're prone to soap drying your skin out then it would be beneficial for you to steer clear of this product. The soap stays together quite well and doesn't break up easily, but after a few uses it does get quite slimy. This isn't really a problem and you have to remember that you get what you pay for.

        The smell of the soap isn't too bad, but you can tell that it is cheap. It reminds me of the type of soap you would find in school bathrooms. I could also describe the smell as 'waxy' as it reminds me of wax.

        I also use this soap for washing my feet in the shower, as I find that when I try to wash my feet with shower gel, it has all been washed off my hand before it even reaches my feet. Using 'Sainsbury's basics soap' solves this problem.

        I will give this product 4 stars. While its certainly not the best quality soap on the market, for the price I don't think it can be beaten.

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