Product Review: Natural Body Recipe- Calamansi Transparent Soap

Monday, March 5, 2012

     Happy Monday everyone! It's been a week since my last post and I'm still not sure if I can retrieve all my photos from my broken laptop. Even though I haven't updated my post, I still manage to read my favorite topics from GT forum and posts from beauty and fashion bloggers. I still think that my day is incomplete if I have overdue posts waiting to be publish. So today, I'll be reviewing a product that I bought weeks ago at HBC. This post is more of a rant. I thought this soap is organic because of the "Natural Body Recipe" that is printed on the new packaging. I also gave this soap a try because I read in GT that it has a micro peeling effect. 

     I asked the SA about the whole product line. There's also a Calamansi soap that is not transparent and the difference is that it's not glycerin based. She said that glycerin based soap is more concentrated so I'm convinced and bought the smaller size.
Natural Body Recipe- Calamansi Transparent Soap
This is the old packaging of the soap, taken from HBC website
Calamansi extract helps lighten skin
     Glycerin-based formulation gently cleanses leaving skin soft and smooth
     Washes away dirt and refreshes skin

Natural Body Recipe- Calamansi Transparent Soap
Natural Body Recipe- Calamansi Transparent Soap
size: 3.17 oz./ 90g.

price: 47 php (Around $1.20 )

place bought: HBC Sm Fairview

instruction for use: For face and body

ingredients: Triethanolamine, Stearic Acid, Aqua, Fatty Acids, Myristic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Citrus Microcarpa Calamansi Extract, Cocamide Diethanolamine, Ethyl Alcohol, Paraffinum Liquidum, Sodium Hydrosulfite, Butylene Glycol, Pentasodium Pentetate, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Fragrance, CI 11710, CI 77007

What I  like:
  • The scent- citrusy but not overpowering
  • Inexpensive
  • Easily available
  • Has manufacturing, batch and expiry date printed on the packaging
What I don't like:
  • Gave me cystic pimples on my cheeks
  • I find it hard to make rich and foamy lather
  • It didn't gave me the micro peeling thing-y that I wanted
Will I repurchase? No, I still have the other half and discontinued using it.

     I give this soap a 3/5 rating. Maybe it's only me who broke out with this soap. I'm not sure if I'm allergic to one of its ingredients. But when I googled information on glycerin based soap, I learned that this should help moisturize the skin and is suitable for people with acne, dry and sensitive skin. 

     I'm planning to try generic glycerin soap but breaking out is a no no. So I think I have to do some reading and ask for your opinion. Any thoughts on glycerin soap?Thanks for sharing!

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  1. Sayang naman that you didn't like it. But thumbs up on the manufacturing and expiry dates. A lot of local products doesn't have it printed.

  2. @Rae- kaya nga sis, siguro hindi talaga ako hiyang sa glycerin based soap. naalala ko tuloy nung college days ko na nag start ako mg break out nung gumamit din ako ng transparent soap pero that time di ko alam kung yung soap yung culprit.


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