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Sainsbury's Coal Tar Soap

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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Soap

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      09.01.2010 23:28
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      Excekllent soap for bad skin and acne. Try it- only a few quid, and may make your day!

      I read some thing son tar soap that suggested it might blitz my never ending zits.

      having tried clinique, clarins, and every clearasil in between this was a great idea for me. Under £10? For skincare? You must be joshing.

      Alas, this was snapped up at my local supermarket for that very same cost.

      I was advised to use this by a doctor as well, albeit one that has flawless skin, but was told to do so with a flannel.

      I think flannels are gross, so I use this soap solo, hands and lather- awesome.

      First off- as a warning- this bloody stinks. It makes your bathroom smell as if a minet has been in there. After a week of non stop hauling for coal. With unwashed clothes on.

      It lathers up like an absolute dream, a change from the clinique soaps ive used that give a pitiful amount of bubbles.

      I want to feel clean!
      This scrubs up nicely and feels squeaky clean. Literally.

      USE A MOISTURIZER AFTER THIS SOAP.

      Otherwise, your sebum supplies will go nutty and start pumping out spots like no-ones business.

      THE GOOD NEWS- this works. Not a miracle, obviously I still ahve spots, a few, and my bathroom shhhhtinks after i wash my face, but this feels dead good, and works.

      Hormones and diet equal spots, and i know that's my problem. If you want clean skin, or if you've tried everything for severe acne, then please give this a whirl.

      In terms of moisturizer- try extra virgin olive oil. More on that and how to apply later.

      Enjoy.

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      16.06.2009 22:05

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      Ignore the previous review, rubbish, the original coal tar soap was a thousand times better than the tea tree crap, again we have the unwanted, pointless dead hand of the EU meddling in our affairs, get rid of the the EU, its scum, let us have back great products like Coal Tar Soap, in its original black form with all the health benefits it came with.Kick out the EU and its political gravy train supporting the likes of the Kinnocks

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      31.10.2008 11:13

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      Thsi product is rubbish - it is only a coal tar smelling soap and contains no coal tar. Avoid it.

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      25.01.2008 19:15
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      A pleasant everyday soap, suitable for everyone to handwash with!

      I've been using alot of different products on my body lately. As I stated when I wrote my Johnson's baby powder review that the results of using all this different stuff has actually been very good. However the skin on my back feels greasy to the touch. I got a couple of blackheads appeared that feel tight and I can't quite reach them to give them a crafty squish! Few days ago I actually felt pain on my back lying on it. I had what can only be described as a volcano erupting that was disguised in spot form, again one I couldn't get and in the end revolting as it sounds I had to get my Mum to pop it or me (which she throughly enjoyed by the way) I feel it's all down to a sugar scrub I've been using which promises to get rid of skin impurities which is does but they have to come out somewhere and that somewhere just happens to be my back! Also I got slimy looking patches on my shins. Tight looking skin that to the touch is actully shiny and feels greasy but more importantly it looks greasy!

      Anyhow Ive stopped using all this stuff for a bit to give my skin a break. I'm back to basics for the time being to see if this greasy feeling on my skin disappears.

      I went to Sainsbury's wanting some medical smelling talc. Some stuff with the sole intention of using it at night but they had none in stock so I opted for baby talc. As I was walking out of the beauty section of Sainsburys I spotted this Cold Tar Soap and remember my Grandma swearing by it when I was a kid so I picked one up and threw it in my basket.

      The Packaging....

      Bright yellow box with an attractive leafy drawing running down the side of the box in orange. Clearly states what it is and who it is by on the front. The weight is 125 grams and the interesting thing is that the cardboard box is not yet recycable! Not sure why not though! lol

      On the back of the box it tells me that Sainsbury's Coal Tar fragranced soap offers a traditional coal tar fragrance suitable or all the family. Daily use will leave your skin feeling fresh and clean.

      Reading that I feel like I've been somewhat misled. On the front it says 'Coal Tar Soap'. Now I'm reading 'Coal Tar Fragrance'. I bought this thinking it had the benefits of coal tar. The benefits of coal tar soap was that it was pure and medicinal. The downside was always the fragrance lol Now it appears there is no Coal or Tar in this soap lol

      Also on the back of the box it tells me the ingredients, warns me not to get it in my eyes if I do to rinse well with water (of course lol) and then lists Sainsbury's numbers for help and queries. The soap it self is the same colour as the box. A bright orangy/yellowish colour. Smooth and a plain fat square and rounded off at the corners. The smell is not like coal tar soap used to be. Coal tar you would use and go to bed after. You wouldn't go out stinking of the stuff! lol

      Anyway, this has a hint of coal tar smell running through it. It's slightly medicated in smell and very fresh. There's a hint of sweetness running through it with some alpine whiffs. I actually really do like the smell and feel it's suitable for any one to use whether it be male, female or kids you could place this in the bathroom for anyone.

      Verdict...

      I used in the bath. It lathered up really exceptionally well, more than a lot of more expensive brands of soap that I have used. I don't mean loads of over sized, empty bubbles either I mean a rich thick creamy lather that goes on skin yellow. It makes shaving an easy breeze!

      Soon as the soap is washed off my skin I did feel a bit drier and a less greasy feeling but my skin was left soft and more importantly than anything.... clean! No residue left on the skin and I'm left lightly fragranced not stinky and old fashioned. My skin feels less itchy and scratchy and not over moisturised.

      Im really pleased with the results as they were exactly what was looking for!

      The off putting thing with this is it doesn't says it's hypo alergenic, which I'd prefer. Doesn't say dermatoligically tested and no where on the product packaging, or on the website do I know if its tested on animals or not. Lately I've been paying much more attention to stuff being tested on animals and unless you look hard you really have no idea how much stuff still is. It's disturbing!

      A couple of hints is don't leave it sitting in the bathroom unused it does dry out and and go cracked but it's ok for every day use. Also this is suitable for hand washing and maybe not suitable for people with dry skins because it did dry my skin out alot and thats the reason I purchased it so great for us with oily skins lol

      Ingredients....

      Sodium Palmate, Sodium Plam Kernelate, Aqua, Glycerin, Parfum, Palm Acid, Sodium Chloride, Palm Kernal Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Limonene, Eugenol, Coumarin, Cinnamal, Cl 77891, Cl 47005, Cl 15510

      Price 28p a box only in Sainsburys.

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