“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Soap „
I love the challenge of trying and testing out new products and whilst browsing the beauty aisle in Tesco a few months ago I spotted some of their own brand soaps; one of which was Aloe Vera and Green Tea. Despite not really needing any soap I popped a few bars into my trolley with this review discussing my thoughts.
It was the appearance of the packaging that caught my eager eye, as the 100g bar of soap is contained within a bright green cardboard box, which displays the image of the aloe vera plant and green leaves. The small amount of marketing text informs us that the soap is enriched with natural extracts and vitamin E. I favour the fact that Tesco have provided a small circular cut out, so I was able to witness the scent before making my decision to purchase.
The mint coloured soap is block shaped as opposed to an oval bar and reminds me of a miniature version of the large bars of Fairy that my mother used in the kitchen when I was a child. The upper section of the bar displays the embossed lettering of Natural Extracts and there is something so tranquil and calming about the soap's appearance.
I would describe the scent as refreshing yet calming due to the delightful tones of aloe vera and green tea; both of which offer an extremely authentic aroma and render the soap suitable for both men and women. As I prefer to use liquid soaps for general hand washing, I placed the bar into a china dish at the side of the bath tub.
Due to the bar's oblong shape, it isn't as comfortable to hold as a bar of Imperial Leather, which is my favourite due to its luxurious creamy lather and unique scent. I was able to transfer a sufficient amount to my net body polisher and a few sweeps across my damp skin created a creamy lather, which enabled me to thoroughly cleanse my body. I favoured the clean and fresh aroma, which I found very calming and relaxing with the scent slightly intensifying as I cleansed my skin.
The soap easily rinsed away without leaving any residue and I loved the fact that I was able to witness the scent on my skin albeit a little delicate. I cannot admit to suffering with any dryness during and following my use although the skin type on my body can be described as normal with the exception of a few dry patches on my knees and elbows. However, the soap did not exacerbate the problem by causing me to suffer with any further dryness or tightening sensation although I cannot speak of it being moisturising to my skin.
Whilst the underside of some brands of soap can transform into a soggy pulp when resting in a soap dish, this was not the case with this product although I always ensure that my dish is free of water. I cannot admit to using the soap on my face especially as I suffer with dryness on my cheeks, but my husband who suffers with sensitive skin wasn't bothered and he did not report of any dryness. The soap lasted for approximately three weeks, which is pretty good going especially with using daily for my bath.
I probably will not repurchase especially as it retails at 75p per bar and as I adore Imperial Leather, which is luxurious and slightly cheaper especially when purchasing from Poundland. However, I would certainly consider adding different fragranced bars to beauty hampers for my female family members and friends for birthdays and for Christmas. Due to the reasons discussed above, I feel a four star rating to be appropriate.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.
===Why I Bought This===
One thing I enjoy is having nice soap, but as I do not get out to the shops much these days I tend to limit my choice to what I find on the Tesco Grocery website. These little boxed soaps turned up on the website a few weeks ago and I decided to try them.
Made for Tesco.
Aloe Vera and Green Tea soap.
Comes in a green box decorated with images of green leaves - there is a round 'window' so you can view the soap inside.
'Enriched with Natural Extracts and Vitamin E.'
100 gram bar.
'Enriched with added moisturiser to leave skin feeling soft and smooth.'
Has added extracts of aloe vera and green tea 'to help soothe your body and leave you feeling refreshed'.
Use with 24 months - and keep away from eyes.
Inside the box is a rectangular pale green bar of soap with the words 'NATURAL EXTRACTS' on the front.
The bar appears to be made in two sections and sandwiched together like a sponge cake.
Among other ingredients are glycerine and leaf extracts.
Made in China for Tesco.
These soaps come in three sorts:
*Aloe Vera and Green Tea
*Lavender and Chamomile
*Lime and Mandarine
75p per 100 gram bar.
This is a chunky oblong bar of soap and is an attractive pale grren colour.
It contains perfume and has a refreshing aroma which I would say resembles bamboo type products - it is sort of leafy and green.
This is a unisex smell and can be used by all the family.
The aroma is pleasant and refreshing and coming in a nice box makes the soap feel slightly 'better' than just the ordinarly ones you buy in packs of four.
The soap itself feels lovely when in use and you can feel its moisturising properties - it may not be a huge bar but it does last quite a long time - and I also ike the fact that it does not start to disintegrate when it is wet and in use.
I tend to use my bars in the shower or bath but they are equally as good by the sink to wash your hands and the perfume is not so powerful as to leave stronge smells on your hands after use - just a faint hind of aroma.
These bars may seem a little expensive to use on a daily basis - especially as husband comes in from the garden wth filthy hands, so I try and keep these 'good' bars for myself and hope he will use the cheaper bars i buy for general use - but it does not always work, and I have not resorted to hiding my bars of soap yet.
I would definitely recommend these refreshing bars of soap - they are more expensive than others that Tesco sell which you can purchase four bars for £1 but sometimes it is good to have a little luxury in small things.
===Would I Recommend?===