January 17, 2013

Beauty Review: Orchid Cleansing Bar

Product #2 in my Beauty Box Giveaway


So while shopping at HEB I saw these Orchid Bars on sale for $1.87. Now I have used Orchid polish, but didn't know they made other things. I figured they weren't that expensive so might as well as try them out. They are made here in the USA. I like that they're made here because buying USA Made products keeps Americans working.
I like the packaging on the bar as it gives it a homemade look. Sort of something you'd see in a downtown boutique.

This is an anti-oxidant cleansing bar with pomegranate extract and sunflower seed oil. Sunflower oil is an excellent source for beta-carotene which can be converted into vitamin A, and this possesses many antioxidant properties that can be beneficial to the appearance and health of your skin. So what does the Pomegranate extract do for your skin? Pomegranate Extract contains vitamins B and C, which helps to promote cell turnover - creating new healthy skin! Pomegranate Extract is also has antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing qualities. It helps to soothe dry and cracked skin, which is great for the winter season!

So enough with all that stuff lets get down to my review! I have to say this bar smells amazing, but it isn't overly strong. I dislike strong fragrances and they actually give me a headache. It was just a sweet, fruity smell with a hint of citrus. It lathered up extremely well and washed off really easily. At first when I rinsed it off my skin felt "tight", but very clean. A few hours later I noticed my skin no longer felt tight, but was super soft and moisturized. I even went outside to walk the dog and no ashy skin! Of course I'd still recommend using lotions, but I could notice the difference in my skin just from using the bar. The best thing is that it isn't harsh at all so I used it to wash my face. I normally don't use soaps because they tend to dry out my skin. I don't want that with my face, nu uh!

Sadly I'm not sure if the Orchid brand is available anywhere else, but if you have an HEB by you they have many other products to choose from. They had a honey bar, but I'm not a huge fan of honey. Overall for $1.87 it is a great soap to use. It smells great, works great, and will leave your skin moisturized!

Disclaimer: products shown and reviewed were bought by myself and all opinions are my own. No compensation was received.