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Brand Breakdown: Soap & Glory Skin Care

Brand Breakdown - Soap & Glory Skin Care

Soap & Glory are a brand I have overlooked for years. I knew some people were die hard fans and I had dabbled in their makeup a little when it was all the YouTube community could talk about yet for some reason I always neglected their skin care. I liked their packaging – kitcsh, cute and quirky and had heard good things but I had just never picked anything up to try for myself. Where does one even begin with a product line so vast?

Over Christmas, the biggest Soap & Glory gift set was the star gift of the week and went down to half price (from €84 to €42) and I bought it with my Boots points which I had been saving for a special occasion to treat myself. So suddenly I was weighed down with Soap & Glory products to try and honestly, I’ve been impressed!

So today, I want to share with you my stash, review the products and perhaps if, like me, you didn’t know where to begin with the brand, you’ll be inspired to give them a go! While the Christmas gift is no longer available, all of the products are still available to buy individually.

I’ll start with the body products…

Soap & Glory The Scrub of your Life

The first product I want to talk about is Soap & Glory The Scrub of Your Life. I love a good exfoliating body wash so this was one of the first things I got excited about! They claim that it is thick, foamy and fresh with just the right ratio of scrubbing beads.

It is a clear gel packed with orange beads. I like quite a lot of beads in my exoliator and this has just the right consistency so that they feel that they’re really working without ripping all of your skin off. They claim it works on rough elbows, dry shins and the bumps on the back of your arms. Now I don’t suffer from particularly dry skin (besides on my hands) but I definitely feel like my skin is smoother and softer after use!

Soap & Glory products can be split into different scent families so if you fall in love with a particular fragrance, their website makes it handy to find everything else in the line. The Scrub of your Life features the Original Pink scent which is described as a fresh, summery fragrance with orange leaf, lemon, peach, sweet strawberries, summer rose, gardenia blooms and jasmine. I was worried that the Soap & Glory products would be too sweet, fruity and childish for me but I actually find them to be more mature than that while still remaining fun and delicious. I don’t find the Original Pink scent to be particularly fruity. To me, it is more of a light, sweet perfume that I think most people would get on with.

This has definitely become one of my favourite body scrubs that I have ever tried and if you like to exfoliate, you need to give this one a shot.  You get 200ml of product for €10 at Boots where Soap & Glory is now sold exclusively as Boots bought the rights last year!

Soap & Glory Clean On Me

The other shower product I have to talk about is Soap & Glory Clean On Me which is described as a creamy moisture shower gel. Now if I were to choose between a shower scrub and a shower moisturiser, I would always opt for the scrub but I have found that using the two of them together strikes the perfect balance. I obviously scrub first and moisturise afterwards. Clean On Me features mandarin peel extract and a built in body lotion.

I am always a bit skeptical of in-built moisturisers in shower gels but I have never used a shower gel with a consistency like this. It looks like your average shower cream but as you work it into your skin, it lathers beautifully and becomes so rich and creamy. It feels so silky and luxurious and my skin definitely feels softer and more nourished after the shower. As I said using this alongside The Scrub of Your Life is absolutely divine!

I like a good smelly shower gel but haven’t found many in the past that have actually made an impact on my skin quality until I gave these two a go. If you have troublesome skin, I definitely recommend trying these out and if you don’t but you want to treat yourself, these are still worth a look! Clean On Me shares the Original Pink fragrance too.

You get a whopping 500ml of product for €9.50 so this will last you forever! Again, it is available at Boots. If you’re curious but don’t want to shell out, they do a travel version featuring 75ml of product for €3.49 although obviously buying the big one is much better value for money!

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter

Even though my skin feels nourished after those two, they put me in the pampering mood so I like to follow up with Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter which features softening shea butter and aloe vera.

This does feel rather thick and creamy when you take it out of the tub but it absorbs deliciously into the skin. I do find you can feel it on yourself for a while afterwards though so if you don’t like the feeling of product on your skin, this may not be for you.

Soap & Glory The Rightous Butter Close Up

It doesn’t feel oily or greasy at all though. Just rich and luxurious. I use quite a generous amount to really pamper myself and find it feels like coating my skin in a layer of velvet. My skin genuinely feels heavenly after use.

Again this features the Original Pink scent so after using this trifecta of products, I am smooth, moisturised and smelling good! If you suffer from dry skin, I honestly think this could be a game changer for you.

A 300ml tub will set you back €14 at Boots or you can get a 50ml travel size for €3.49. Also on the website, I have noticed that they do The Righteous Butter Lotion – 500ml for €15  or a 50ml travel size for €3.49 –  which I haven’t tried but imagine would  suit those who like something more lightweight than a body butter.

Soap & Glory Hand Maid

To stay in the scent family, next up I have a product that I have repurchased several times, Soap & Glory Hand Maid. I can’t even remember what made me pick this up in the first place bar the fact that I’m a bit weird about germs but this is an absolute staple for your handbag (particularly if, like me, you use public transport and/or work with the public!).

This hand sanitiser features natural grapefruit extract and XBAC-99 but while it cleans your hands, it also moisturises them! I have used other hand sanitisers in the past which have stripped my hands and really dried them out but that isn’t the case with this one. It also absorbs within a few seconds so you’re not left waving your hands in the air – although I’ve seen weirder on the bus!

This also features the Original Pink scent although I find it much stronger and fruitier in this than in other products. While I think the Original Pink fragrance is pleasant and nice in other products, I’m obsessed with it in this. Every time I pop this out of my bag, people ask what the amazing smell is. Even if you have no interest in trying Soap & Glory products, this is a must-have.

You get a pocket size 50ml for €3.49 and it is worth pointing out that the travel size products are usually three for two in Boots as well so you can get three Soap & Glory minis – or three hand sanitisers, if you’re that way inclined – for less than €7!

Soap & Glory Hand Food

Also in the hand family is Soap & Glory Hand Food which is something I have been wanting to try for a very long time, purely based on the name. I suffer from desert hands so the very idea of hand food sounds so nourishing and pampering.

This hydrating hand cream features shea butter, macadamia oil and marshmallow and Soap & Glory don’t say much about it other than you can use it as often as you like.

It is a rich cream that is thick but not too thick. I like to really work it into my hands as they are so dry and then it does take thirty seconds to a minute to fully dry in which I know is a deal breaker for some. It doesn’t feel oily or greasy and once it has sunk in, my skin feels silky smooth and so much more hydrated than it was before.

I keep this beside my bed and apply it before I go asleep at night and my hands feel softer and more supple when I wake up in the morning. Throughout the day, however, I find that they become dry and chapped again so I don’t think this has any longer term benefits but the immediate fixing effect this has is enough to make me repurchase it once I run out.

This again features the Original Pink scent so is the perfect companion for Hand Maid and they would be great additions to your handbag. I have the 125ml tube which retails for €8 but if you want a more travel-friendly version, you can get the mini 50ml tube for €3.49. I have also seen on the website that there is a huge 125ml available in a pump dispenser that is also very cost-effective at €10.

Soap & Glory Heel Genius

Next up is something I don’t particularly like talking about which is feet so I’ll keep it as brief and non-descript as I can! This is Soap & Glory Heel Genius which they label a foot cream and foot mask in one.

I don’t have a fear or dislike of feet, per say, but anything to do with rough skin, callouses or generally unhealthy skin on feet gives me the absolute heebie geebies. I have dry skin on my feet and thus, I actually cannot touch my own feet. True story.

Heel Genius claims it can be used as a foot cream or applied thickly and when worn overnight with a pair of socks, as a foot mask. I have not tried the latter but have coerced my fiance into rubbing it into my feet once or twice and found that it is really moisturising and genuinely left my feet feeling amazing,

It contains allantoin, glycerin, macadamia oil, menthol, bilberry and orange and lemon fruit acid smoothers. This is one of the few products that doesn’t fit into any of the Soap & Glory scent families. Instead I find it smells a bit leafy!

If you want smoother feet, I do recommend it. I’m working on my fear in the hopes I can apply it to myself one day. A 125ml tube costs €8.

Soap & Glory Peaches & Clean

Finally, moving on to the face I have Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean. This is labeled a 4-in-1 wash off deep cleansing milk which is said to melt away makeup. It claims to purify, clarify, dissolve makeup, energise and smooth.

I’m not hugely into cleansing milks but I find this handy to use if I want to shower but am still wearing makeup. I dispense a few pumps, rub it all over my makeup covered face and then use a muslin cloth or face cloth to remove the makeup in the shower. This feels gentle and removes all of my makeup to a good standard – excluding heavy eye makeup – and leaves my skin feeling nourished rather than stripped. I do need to use an eye makeup remover after my shower because I will definitely have panda eyes, however, I have also used micellar waters afterwards to ensure my makeup has been fully removed and have found no residue after using this.

This is said to contain oxyginseng technology – an effective organic complex that helps increase circulation and cell respiration (which then turns up blood supply and toxin removal) and also speeds oxygen and nutrient delivery to fight aging and re-energise skin, peach and gojuice (peach and goji berry extracts) rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and C, and quillaja bark – a Chilean soap bark tree-derived natural cleansing agent.

The face products from Soap & Glory don’t fall into the same fragrance families as the body products but – as the name may suggest – this smells like creamy peaches. It isn’t a sickly, over the top sweet, fruity scent. It is soft and creamy instead and while I wouldn’t usually call myself a fan of the smell of peaches, this is beautiful.

I like this product but I don’t love it, mainly because I’m not generally a fan of cleansing milks. However, if you are, it is worth a look. It does the job and leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft. Personally I don’t think I’ll repurchase it though.

A generous 350ml pump dispenser of product will cost €8.49.

Soap & Glory Face Soap & Clarity

My final product to review is Soap & Glory Face Soap and Clarity which is described as a 3-in-1  daily detox Vitamin C face wash. They say it is not technically a soap but a high tech, foaming facial wash with complexion-friendly, non-drying, easy-rinse surfectants that will do a bang-up job at washing your face.

I like to keep a facial scrub in the shower which I will use on hair-washing days (every two to three days) so as to keep my face clean without overexfoliating. Similar to The Greatest Scrub of All, this has scrubbing particles in it encased in a thick gel formula so that you get a good scrub that doesn’t feel too rough. It says it is gentle enough to be used daily but that will really depend on your skin and what it can take.

It is said to contain superfruit yuzu – a skin energising, brightening and toning antioxidant complex pressed from natural Chinese citrus fruits, supertasking vitamins and amino acids – to help refresh and improve radiance and the appearance of blemishes, glycerin – to help skin feel soft and supple and gentle polishing microbeads – to exfoliate and resurface the skin.

This has a sort of fruity scent that reminds me a little of the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Scrub if you have ever used that. I simply use my fingers to work this into my skin before rinsing off and as I rub it in, it leaves a menthol feeling behind. You know that sort of ‘my skin can breathe’ tingle? It lasts for a minute or so after I rinse it off although it isn’t a tingle, burn or itch. Just a strange sensation but worth noting if it is something you dislike.

I cannot claim that this has changed my life or my skin. I think it does the job and leaves my skin clean. I might repurchase it because I do enjoy using it and I think the size of the bottle is good value for money but I wouldn’t sing from the rooftops about it.

You get 350ml of product for €8.49.

Overall, sitting down to write this review, I thought I was going to be writing a lukewarm post on Soap & Glory because as a whole, I like them but don’t think they are gamechangers. However, as I have been writing this up, I’ve realised how amazed I was at the results of the body products in particular. I will definitely pick up some more body products in the future – I really want to delve into the Sugar Crush line as I adore the zesty fragrance – but I feel the face products (well, the two I’ve tried) have only been okay.

If you’re looking for a pampering treat, I think you can’t go wrong with the body line and they do so many gift sets which may be worth picking up for yourself if you want to try a few of their products at a better value price. They do also make gorgeous gifts for others though and I would always be delighted to receive anything from the brand.

 What are your experiences with Soap & Glory?
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Disclaimer: No press samples were featured. No affiliate links were used.

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