As a rule I buy Simple soap or other brands of un-perfumed soap and it’s only very occasionally that I will buy a pack of scented soap. There are some that I really like so I’ll be tempted to buy at times.
I bought a multi-pack of Tesco value tablet soaps a few months ago because at the time I was trying to keep the cost down on a large shop. I thought if I added some basic and value items then I could afford a few nicer things in my trolley.
Now that all three tablets in the pack have long been used up I am able to pass on my opinion to you.
I would say that the soaps are good value. I can’t remember exactly how much I paid for a pack of three but it wouldn't have been much as one tablet of this soap currently sells for only fifteen pence. That really can’t be bad, can it?
For anyone wanting to save some money on their shopping I would say that this soap is well worth buying. While it isn't my favourite bar soap and I would only buy it occasionally, I still thought it was okay.
The lather is adequate and it does a good job of cleansing.
It isn't a simple soap but the fragrance is subtle.
This soap hasn't caused a rash or sensitivity but my skin is sensitive so I wouldn't use this for too long; I think that prolonged use might cause a reaction as do many soaps.
It isn't the most luxurious feeling soaps. I wouldn't say it has good moisturising properties either. But as a basic soap it is decent enough and it’s worth the cheap price.
I used to buy basic soaps in packs of four or five and often bought the cheapest available. However, over the past couple of years the price I was paying for these packs steadily grew until I realised I was paying around three times as much as I originally did. I then started looking around for cheaper soaps and eventually saw this Tesco Everyday Value Soap in my local store. I was actually shocked when I saw the price as it was only 11p. This is the cheapest bar of basic soap I've found so far. I bought a few bars but was slightly apprehensive about the quality of the soap. When something is so inexpensive and the cheapest you can purchase you naturally expect it to be of a lower quality than the more expensive brands. However, when I got this home and into the bath I was really amazed by it!
The product comes as an individual bar of soap which is wrapped in a transparent cellophane wrapper. Although these are single soap bars they seem slightly larger in comparison to other soaps I've used. The size is 125g and they are shaped like a large rectangular brick. They are a big, heavy white soap. The wrapper carries the design of the Tesco 'Everyday Value' range and shows some basic text along with a few cartoon style pictures of bath-time related things like rubber ducks, dripping taps and bubbles. Apart from that there is very limited information about the soap printed on the wrapper. Full ingredients are printed, storage instructions, warnings and some basic product information.
Tesco state that this soap has been "specially formulated" and that it is suitable for everybody in the family to leave skin "fresh and clean". Ingredients include sodium palmate and sodium palmate kernelate as well as glycerine and perfume.
The soap is really easy to hold because of it's large size and I like the fact that it has angular edges rather than rounded tips as this means it doesn't slip out of wet hands. The soap melts and lathers easily. I find it's easy to apply straight to skin or onto a sponge/shower puff. Either way you create an acceptable level of foam and bubble with which to clean your skin. The bubbles feel soft and silky and don't look of feel greasy or slimy. The soap is only lightly fragranced and has a scent that is crisp and clean and which means the soap is suitable for both men and women.
The soap performs well at cleaning my body and leaving me fresh and clean. It also doubles up well as a shaving foam! All areas of my body can be cleaned by the soap including harder to clean areas like smelly feet, dry sweaty underarms and intimate areas. I also feel comfortable using the soap bubbles on my face. I have had no unwanted reactions to the soap. I have experienced skin issues like eczema in the past and using this soap has not ignited any problems with that. After use I feel clean and my skin feels nice. I wouldn't say the soap was moisturising but it doesn't dry the skin out either. It just cleans well and doesn't strip the skin of any natural oils.
I use the soap in the bathroom only and have a bar for the bath and one for the basin. One thing I've noticed that isn't such a good thing is that the soap leaves quite a lot of waxy deposits after use. I did not notice this in the bath but in my basin I noticed that the edges of the sink were quite messy and cloudy just after I had cleaned it. I have also had issues with my sink hole being bunged up although whether the soap fat really contributed to this I am really unsure about.
Overall I'm very pleased with the soap. I love the price of the soap. It's really difficult these days to save money and find things to afford but this soap is a real bargain. I also like that the soap smells good, feels nice when using and leaves me clean and feeling refreshed. As a basic soap it's excellent. It doesn't offer a luxury experience but it does what you want a soap to do. I will continue to buy this and would recommend to anyone looking to save money.
Available at Tesco in store and online.
As you may have noticed, Tesco have recently been changing the look of their value range. The value products are now known as 'everyday value' and the packaging has changed from white with the blue stripe , as pictured, to packaging with pictures which vary depending on the range. This value soap has a clear plastic wrapper with green images of bathroom items such as a rubber duck, bathtub and tap.
The soap itself is bright white in colour and is rectangular. Each bar costs only 11p for a 125g bar, which is why I decided to give it a try as it's hardly going to break the bank if it's not for me.
The ingredients listed on the packaging are Sodium Palmate, Aqua, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Palmitic Acid, Parfum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Hexyl Cinnamal, CI 77891.
The ingredients don't sound too natural, but I didn't feel they irritated my skin and I found the soap quite gentle to use.
The first thing I noticed when using this soap was the shape of it was quite annoying to hold. The rectangular shape as a bit uncomfortable and something I didn't think would be a problem but I find the oval and rounded bars of soap much easier to hold.
The next thing I noticed was that it doesn't lather very much, it just goes a little bit milky which means it isn't the easiest to rub into the skin.
The final thing I noticed about this soap was the smell, or lack of it. There is only a very faint soapy smell which is gone as soon as it is rinsed off. This could actually be an advantage for me in some circumstances. I don't like the smell of soap on my body but I do not like the strong smell of soap lingering on my hands. So this would be good for me to use when washing my hands, especially on days when I am gardening as I would be washing them quite a lot.
My favourite soap to use in the bath and shower is Dove. It is around 6 times the price of this soap and I didn't have high expectations of this soap and therefore I was not disappointed. If you want something that smells wonderful and feels luxurious, this isn't the one for you, although there are lots of good value bars which are available for not much more than this.
If you want something that is cheap and cleans, this is what this does, no more and no less. For 11p, this soap would last a while and is good for someone who is on a very tight budget. For my bath and shower I wouldn't buy this again as I would like something that lathers up a bit more, but I wouldn't rule out buying it again to wash my hands.
I often buy value soap and have done for years, the soap bars used to come in a pack of three for about 20p (infact it was only 14p the last time I bought the three pack) but now it's sold individually. The now individual bar is 11p for 125g so still cheap, but nowhere near as cheap as it used to be.
The soap comes packaged in a plastic wrap decorated with the new 'Everyday Value' design, in this case with green grooming pictures on. It says it's 'Everyday Value soap- Formulated by skin care experts, approved by customers and is lightly fragranced'. The ingredients are listed as follows for anyone who's interested:
Sodium Palmate, Aqua , Sodium Palm Kernelate , Sodium Chloride , Glycerin , Palmitic Acid Parfum, Tetrasodium EDTA , Tetrasodium Etidronate , Hexyl Cinnamal , CI 77891
I've just opened a bar for this review, to be honest the wrap was a bit awkward to get into. The bar itself is chunky box shaped- there are no rounded edges like it used to have when it was a three pack. It's a funny soap, very white in colour and feels almost waxy to touch. The soap is very different to what it was but I think it's an improvement. It does have a fragrance though nothing I can put my finger on just a soap smell.
I like how simple it looks, almost old fashioned. The shape makes it awkward to use at first but after a few washes with it, it does soften down into a more comfortable smooth shape.
The soap does lather up with hot water and a good rub, although this soap is mainly used for handwashing it has been used in the shower and does lather up on the sponge. It doesn't leave my hands scented after use, although I think this soap smells nicer than when it came as a three pack.
I do like this soap, the label claims to help leave your skin feeling fresh and clean and I think it does. It isn't a firm soap but doesn't tend to leave much soap scum everywhere. A bar lasts a while I suppose 2 weeks certainly no less and is used everyday. It doesn't irritate any of us and doesn't dry out my hands, as you wash with it the soap leaves a creamy layer on your skin which does leave my hands feeling soft and smooth. I wouldn't use it on my face as it caused an outbreak of spots, but any soap does that to me.
I'm giving it 4 stars
Yet another bar of Tesco's cheap soap I bought a while ago that I won't be buying again. I've read reviews where people say they liked this soap and that for the price it was really nice. Personally, I didn't like it at all. The bars come in a pack of three 125g bars which cost only 19p. I shouldn't grumble about 19p, but I really didn't think it was worth that much as it's so very drying and as it's also fragrance free, I just purely and simply won't be buying it again.
I am actually not really sure if it is supposed to be fragrance free, but after sniffing it for some time and not being able to detect the merest whiff of any perfume at all, I just came to that conclusion. The soaps are packaged very plainly in 'no frills' plastic wrapping and the bars themselves are a standard size, cream to white in colour and rounded round the edges. They fit into a standard sized soap dish.
The bars do create bubbles, eventually, but I actually found them quite hard. By that, I mean that it was a little bit like rubbing away at a hard smooth white rock. I had to keep on turning and turning the bar in my wet hands to create the bubbles and with there not being any fragrance either, it was rather disappointing.
I used this soap in the bath and the shower on a few occasions and it does seem to last forever, but I think this is because the bars are so hard and feel almost dry. It's really difficult to create a good foamy lather like I normally would do with Imperial Leather or Dove bars.
After washing with this soap my body felt really dry and using it on my face was a real no-no as it felt like it was pulled so tight it hurt and I quickly had to apply a lot of moisturiser. I would never use this particualr soap on my young daughter's skin as she suffers from eczema anyway and I'd be really concerned that it might make the condition worse, espcially as it irritates my own skin, whic is not particulalry sensitive anyway.
As it's only 19p for three bars, I shouldn't complain. It does clean but it doesn't moisturise, in fact it dehydrates and has no perfume I can detect.
A disappointing purchase to be honest and I won't buy these soaps again.
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==TESCO Everyday Value Soap==
I think all households across the country uses soap to some degree I think. At my house we have 3 different bars in the Soap Dish on the side of the bath; Dad's Nivea Creme Soap, My Dove Bar & Mum's posher L'occitane! But the thing is, I've moved my Soap Bar to the side of the Wash Basin, in it's own Soap Dish! Well, I used to use Dove, which was nice & luxurious, but the price! That was the only thing stopping me from buying it as, because Soap Bar is on the side of the Wash Basin, it gets used as Handwash, & everyone uses lots of Handwash, so that's why I was baffled to discover that my Soap Bars were decreasing at an abominable rate! So to save money, I came across the 'Value' soaps in TESCO, & bought them, but they were cheap & nasty, & bought Dove again, regaining some of the moisture back in my hands. But then I heard the praises of TESCO's 'Everyday Value' soap & went in search of it, but l had to ask TESCO's to get it in for me! 3 weeks later, & it's proudly sitting on the shelf for the lovely price of 11p for a 125g bar!
To be honest l wasn't epecting much for a bar of soap that cost 11p, but for that price it was to cheap to pass up! The reasons why l hadn't had high expectations for this, was because it was 11p a bar, it was cheaper than even the Morrisons M Savers soap bars that were very nasty & because l had had previous experiances with the TESCO 'Value' soaps which I bought in a pack of 1 for 11p, same price as this, but that was VERY cheap & nasty feeling, so TESCO must hve changed there formula for making this, as it is REALLY nice!
The product is one large, chunky rectangular bar of soap, that weighs 125g, 25g more than most soaps, & is packaged in a clear packet hat displays the 'TESCO' & 'Everyday Value' logos in green, & underneath, you have green & dark green pictures of everything related to soap, unsurprisingly. Around the packet is the the Ingredients, Contact details for TESCO & the 'blurb' for the soap.
In use this Soap is really nice. TESCO state that this product is '''Formulated by Skin Care Experts & Approved by Customers''' & that it is '''Lightly Fragranced''' but during & after use there is a faint aroma that smells a bit like wheat, quite weirdly! The Soap bar is a nice, chunky bar that is shaped differently to the Morrisons M Savers Soap Bars that I did use, as they were to long & kept slipping out of my hand, but this is quite long but not as long, & is nice & fat. As a plus it dosen't slip out of my hands during use. The Soap Bar sits comfortably in the soap dish, except I have it lying on it's side so that the excess water on the soap will fall off & drip in to the drainer below.
I have used this in the bath, shower & for handwash purposes, & find it performs well in all uses. The bar sits well in your hand, & makes a nice lather on your body. Reinsing away is really easy & also, another plus point, is that is dosen't squeak as much as the M Savers Ones! Simply becuse the soap contains Glycerin, which is what Dove Bars Contain too, but for a much cheaper price. After use, the Bar is lovely & Moisturising, it leaves the skin feeling fresh & clean, & of course non squeaky!
All in all l find this soap is a great buy. It is very similar to the Simple bars that my nan uses, & of course actually smells the same. The bar is nice & moisturising, dosen't slip out of hands, is a nice size & dosen't squeak as much as the 'Value' ones used to or the M Savers Soap Bars do.
So as the title says; Go On, Treat Yourself - for 11p!
Thanks for Reading!
We're going down the pan fast financially, what with a cut in pay and two daughters living at home but not working, so anything that can stretch the budget is tried and tested.
This soap costs at time of writing 30p for two 125g bars. They are unperfumed, and a nice clean white colour, and come in a basic cellophane wrapper with the usual Tesco value logo.
Although this soap may seem like a bargain in my opinion it's very much a false economy. In my opinion the formula clearly lacks the essential ingredients to maintain its shape and texture during regular use.
The soap sucks up any surrounding moisture and swells to a behemoth bar which has no stability. Lumps of it fall off during use and block the plug hole until I scoop it out or it washes away. This softness means that the soap is used up quite quickly compared to other bars.
It seems to give you a film of slightly greasy thin ... well I wouldn't call it lather, to me it appears to be more of a scum which takes some working to feel as if it's cleansed the skin. In order to rinse the soap off your skin I'd recommend a pressure hose, as even though it doesn't stick to itself very well (to maintain bar shape and usability) it sticks to the skin with great tenacity.
A good point to this soap is that Tesco don't test any of their own brand products on animals, and that I don't suffer any sensitivity or particular dryness after using this.
I do keep my soap in the sink 'dip' designed for this purpose rather than a soap dish and it wouldn't even occur to me to try and dry off the soap after use other than to shake off the excess water before replacing on the sink. So perhaps this contributes to the fact that it goes so mushy. However I haven't experienced it to this extent with any other soap I've ever tried.
One use I find this soap acceptable for is used with a brush or puff in the shower, I don't use shower gels etc, not sure why I just don't, and this soap sticks well to the brush and gives a decent lather when used in this way.
All in all a really cheap product that I still use if we are particularly hard up, but try to avoid at all other times.
We've been buying Tesco value soap, along with liquid soap pumps for a while now, mainly because my husband thinks it's unmanly to use anything other than carbolic in the shower, but has been coaxed to use something a little gentler, plus the budget has been cut hard. I don't often use solid bars of soap any more because no matter how gentle they claim to be most of them make my skin tight and itchy. The only bar I can use with impunity is L'Occitane's shea butter soaps but they cost an arm and a leg. So when we ran out of my usual liquid soap (unperfumed for sensitive skins) I got to grips with the soggy bar sitting in my soap dish.
The price is brilliant as is usual for Tesco's own value range, you get two nice 125g white bars for 30p, the price does go up and down quite a bit so this may be different if and when you check them out.
The packaging is the usual minimalist value range effort (which is better than being overburdened with layers of packing in my opinion), clear cellophane through which the product is clearly visible. Tesco's claims are modest saying " Lightly fragranced. Helps leave skin feeling refreshed and clean."
The bar is a basic rounded oblong with no decoration or brand marks impressed into it. The fragrance is quite pleasant and subtle, I can't quite put my finger on it, it has a very very slight fruity underbelly, but is mostly just generic soap smell. This smell is less evident when the bar is wet, and no obvious scent lingers on the skin when it's dry.
The soap doesn't produce and extravagant lather, but does produce a nice creamy layer which makes for spreading the soap over the skin nice and easy. The soap doesn't rinse away as cleanly as some brands and it takes a bit of a prolonged rinsing to get the product completely off. I know my husband just gives his hands a quick rinse and dries them regardless of whether all traces of soap are off or not, and it doesn't seem to have caused any problems with irritation. However if your skin is sensitive it will, so I make sure it's all well rinsed before drying.
The soap doesn't dry out my skin excessively though as above it does a little, but for me this bar even with its faults is better on my skin than some more expensive sensitive, or moisturising brands. I can't use Dove for example, as even it's unperfumed bars honk and make me dry up like a slug in the sun.
The worst thing about this soap for me is that it gets so slimy and gloopy when in use. I don't physically dry my soaps between uses or I'd never get anything else done, but I do make sure it doesn't sit in a pool of water and it has it's own little soap dish which holds it above the sink, bet even that doesn't stop it absorbing water from the air (apparently) swelling up and becoming very soft and slippery. I actually compared the size of a soap fresh from the packaging with one that had been in use for a few days, and the used one was almost an inch bigger all around than the unused one! Glycerin is one of the ingredients and this tends to draw water from the air (which is why it's so popular in skin care), but I wonder if it is responsible for the soaps apparent sponge like qualities.
I honestly don't like touching the soap after a few uses as it great chunks just slide off in your hand, and it feels clammy and icky, however it still works as a soap so I try not to be squeamish. Because the soap degrades and melts away so quickly this isn't the longest lasting bar I've used, it lasts us about a week before it becomes an unusable gloopy mess. For 15p though I don't really mind. This isn't a soap I'd chose simply as part of an overall slight economy drive, it's not good enough for that, but it is useful if you have really deep cutting belt tightening excercise (my husband recently was made redundant, but managed to get another job within the authority but at a £5,000 a year pay cut!).
The best thing about this and all Tesco own brands though is that they don't test on animals.
All in all it does what it claims, it cleans your skin, and only has a light fragrance. I wouldn't buy this from choice, but on particularly tight weeks it allows me to spread the budget a little further.
I do my weekly shop in Tesco most of the time and I have recently been trying out some of the Tesco Value range to see if I can save some money on my weekly shopping.
I usually buy bars of soap as I like to use this in the bath or shower and the brand I usually buy is just what ever bars of soap are on offer as I do not think of this is any sort of luxury item but I am old fashioned and think that bars of soap are an essential for every day cleaning.
I was reaching for a bar of Dove soap as it seemed to be working out as being the cheapest in Tesco but then I noticed the Tesco Value range had some bars of soap too. I thought what the heck and thought I would give them a try.
The Tesco value soap comes in a pack with three bars of soap in it so this is even better value for money that what I thought at first. The pack of three bars cost around 20 pence.
The packaging is not that eye catching and I do not think that it is very attractive looking either as it is very plain and the package is just a clear sellophane wrapper and I can see the three bars of white soap through the wrapper. There is a label on the sellophane with the Tesco Value brand logo and the name of the product but I do think that it looks very plain. This is the case with a lot of the items in the Tesco value range though as it is a 'No frills' range.
The first time I used the soap in the bath I thought it was quite a good product. I thought that when I put the bar of soap into a hot bath that it made some nice lather and bubbles. The soap felt nice to use on my skin and for what I paid for it I thought it was much better than I had thought it would be at first.
The smell of the soap smells a bit cheap but that is what it is after all! I usually use a body lotion or something after my bath or shower anyway so the smell of the soap is not that important to me but other people might not like it.
The Tesco Value soap was as gentle and kind to my skin as any other soap I have used recently so I can't say that I really have too much to complain about and I would probably buy this brand of soap again as it is such good value to get three bars in the packet for that small price.
If on a budget this is a product I would suggest trying out as it is a very reasonable price and a half decent soap to use.
When we went camping to Llandudno last month we forgot to buy soap, actually we forgot the entire toiletries supply so were rather glad to find a Tesco not far from the first attraction we wanted to see on the first day. We had a long list of toiletries that we needed, until my son in law put his foot down and ordered us to just buy the basics as otherwise we'd be spending all our holiday spending money on shower gels and other perfumed goodies!
I'd been curious about Value Soap for some time, and this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to try it. At just 13p for three large bars of soap it really cannot be beaten on price, actually as soon as I realised that this particular branch of Tesco doesn't sell any soap holders I decided to buy three packets of this soap so we could just leave them in the shower instead of carting a slippery bar of soap all the way back to the camper vans.
Now, if you're anywhere my age you've probably used this soap before - or something very like it at least. This is the most basic of basic soap; it simply smells of 'soap', is white with absolutely no attempt to pretty it up and feels a little bit slimy as I rub it to get a lather. Just like the soap we used to have years ago!
I know some of you might snub this Value Soap, and I too looked down my nose at it after being so used to my delightful (and infinitely more expensive) Lush soaps. But it's just soap and honestly is not going to kill you, unless of course a slightly drier face is a cause of death these days.
Because that's really the only difference between this 4p block of soap and one which can cost upwards of £3.50 in Lush! The Value Soap isn't perfumed but I found the smell rather pleasant anyway; it has a clean and slightly creamy fragrance which I found lingered a little too much on my hands after washing although this strangely didn't happen when I used it in the shower on my body.
It cleanses as well as any other soap, the lather produced is a little thin but still rather better than I thought it would be. It left my skin feeling a little dry but this was nothing that a layer of body lotion couldn't sort out, and frankly for the price I hadn't expected anything different.
While this isn't a soap I'd pick up to use at home, it was ideal for our camping trip as the cheapness made it an almost disposable commodity so as soon as myself and whoever else had walked up to the showers with me (usually my two older granddaughters) had used the soap we'd just leave it on the window sill in the shower blocks for someone else to use - after all, there's always someone who forgets their soap!
Tesco Value Soap comes in cellophane wrapped packs of three, and each multipack is incredibly cheap at 13 pence, with each individual bar costing a little over four pence. The bars are standard sized, with individual dimensions of 9 cm by 5 cm by 3 cm approx, weighing 135 grams each.
The bars are only very mildly scented, however whilst very weak the smell is one that is both pleasant and fresh. Each bar has a smooth and creamy texture and creates a suitably thick lather, making the soap an ideal budget replacement for shower gel. Whilst a no-frills product Tesco Value Soap remains high in quality, and I dont think that I could tell the difference between this product and more expensive brand-name soaps such as Pearl and Imperial Leather. If you are looking for a good value soap but dont want to compromise on quality, then Tesco Value Soap is a perfectly adequate product that fits the bill nicely.
Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Aqua, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Parfum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Hexyl Cinnamal, CI 77891
I have to confess that I have been buying this soap for ages. Now don't get me wrong, I do value personal hygiene, in fact I insist, unlike some that I will not leave the house in the morning without a shower. What I do have a problem with however is buying fancy soaps and gels to get the job done.
My wife will use every product under the sun, so much so that our various bathroom cupboards are so crammed that I have trouble finding my meagre collection. But that's fine, that's the way the world is. So all I need is a good clean start to the day. So with that in mind a tried this Tesco value soap.
Like all value range products the packaging is about as simple as it gets. You get 3 bars for a miniscule 13 pence. Wow, beat that! The bars are dressed in a clear plastic rapper with the basic range logo. So, for this price what are you getting for your money? Well luxury it is not, but again who needs that? There is only a faint smell of well soap, no real fragrance just a subtle not unattractive scent, the sort of smell that is more in the business of getting you clean than making you smell good. The soap lathers remarkably well and is one of the most pleasing aspects of using it.
After showering I feel refreshed and ready for a new day. I use moisturiser on my face but that is the end of my routine. I suspect that some of you will find the soap will leave your skin dry but this is not a worry for me.
So in conclusion, if you just want to have a simple wash without the fragrance then this is the soap for you.
After reading a mixed set of reviews on here I thought I would try it myself I don't use that much soap preferring hand wash and shower gel but at 13p for 3 bars what have I got to lose?
You get 3 bars of white soap at 125g each wrapped in cellophane wrapper for 13p (12/7/09).
Before you even open the packet you can smell the soap. It is not unpleasant but just a distinguished scent that always reminds me of the liquid soap that you always seem to get in public toilets and bars. The actual bar does not smell as strong as the packet.
When using the soap it lathers up quite well which I was surprised at although it did feel a little stickier and thicker than other soaps but overall quite a pleasant experience.
It cleaned my hands well and didn't cause any irritation, which is good as I have quite sensitive skin.
Fortunately after rinsing my hands there is a barely there 'clean' smell because I don't want to smell like the public loos all day!
The value range is shunned due to its packaging and reputation but this soap is just fine. Once you take it out of the pack no one would know, as it is just a bar of white soap.
For the time being it is going to take the place of my hand wash on the side of the sink, as I have got them I may as well use them.
Overall I am very impressed as I had low expectations of the soap and found that it worked well, didn't harm me and the smell was ok and didn't linger too long. What do we really want from a bar of soap it is meant to clean you and it does with no adverse effects.
4/5 as it exceeds expectations - does what it should and is extreemly cheap!
Alright, I want to set everyone who gave this a low review straight.
This soap costs 5p per bar. Yes, 5p. How on earth they can even transport the stuff for that price, who knows.
Ladies with your fancy products. SOAP is the way forward. Just try it. 15p. Hold your nose, and try it once. The original make-up remover. Give it a good rinse with warm, till there's nothing left, then finish with an invigorating splash of cold to naturally seal and moisturise.
I'll never forget the shock it caused on Richard and Judy way back when, (this is no joke) when they asked their skin model what product they used to keep themselves in such good condition. "What's your secret?" When she chirped up... oh just ordinary, plain soap. You should have seen their faces. Seriously, what did everyone do before L'Oreal? Must have been the soap then?
Got to love how TESCO are just so unexcited by soap they make it 15p for 3 bars of plain soap. Look at it in the aisle, and you might not give it the time of day. Indeed, I tried it on the basis that if it was muck I could happily bin it. This nearly ranks up there with my 90p 3% Hollandia beer from ASDA (may it rest in peace; damn you anti-cheap-alcohol dogooders!)
Now consider shower gel. A single bar of this soap lasts AT LEAST as long as a normal shower gel, and is far more effective at cleaning. Strangely enough it tends to leave (assuming you use it correctly) your skin in better condition, as it has very simple ingredients.
It's hardly earth shattering, and has barley any smell. There's not much to say about this soap, except that it's soap. Read the ingredients. Pretty much all the stuff that cleans you without the fancy smell.
On the plus side, it's not irritating to my skin. Of course, as with all soap you DO need to rinseit off very thoroughly.
Review of Tesco Value Bar soap
Another Tesco Value product goes into Brittle's trolley, the credit crunch is biting!
This soap is part of the Tesco Value low priced budget range. The 3 X 125 g bars of plain white soap are wrapped in a clear cellophane wrapper. The wrapper is endorsed with the familiar Tesco Value logo in red, white and blue, the product description, Tesco contact details and ingredient list are also present.
The soap is fragrance free and unlike some fragrance free products which DO smell, this truly has no fragrance whatsoever. The soap bars are chunky and solid, with no embossed name or wording, just plain, white soap.
Now I live in a very hard water area and this can mean that products such as soap, shampoo and shower gels are hard pushed to create a decent level of lather. Surprisingly, with the Tesco Value soap this is not a problem, a lovely creamy lather is produced with very little actual soap used. The soap is long lasting, unlike some premium brands which seem to dissolve in an instant, this soap goes on and on!
I had my 10 year old grandchild to stay recently and after a winter walk on the beach and then playing in the garden with the dog, she was filthy and in need of a shower. If Tesco Value soap can cope with a grubby ten year old, it has to be good and cope it did!
The price is an unbelievable 19p for three bars! Not a typing error, nineteen pence!
I cannot see how Tesco can offer this soap at such a low price, it really is good quality and I would say it would be worth paying three times the price for it!
The soap has a few ingredients, most of which are unpronounceable so I will not bore readers with a list of additives/ingredients. It is, as I have already mentioned fragrance free. As with all Tesco branded items, if you are not happy with your purchase, they will refund your money.
Tesco Stores Ltd
Customer service careline number
Freephone: 0800 50 55 55
My thoughts and conclusion
This soap is, in my opinion, better than the branded soaps I used to buy. I have very sensitive skin and suffer occasional contact dermatitis outbreaks, but this soap has not irritated my skin at all.
I feel that in the current economic climate where many of us are having to make cutbacks to save a few pennies, this Tesco Value soap is a winner. Yes it is cheap, yes it is a Value product, but ultimately it cleans your body, it doesn't interfere with the fragrance of other products you may wish to use, so why pay more?
I would recommend this soap to other consumers with no hesitation.
Thank you for reading.
© Brittle1906 March 2009
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