Name: Rose Soap
Brand: Acca Kappa
From the packaging:
The soap has been produced with rich vegetable-based ingredients, rich and moisturizing, for all skin types.
What I liked:
– cleanses skin well
– looks very pretty
– rose scent smells lovely
What I didn’t like:
– can dry out skin
I’m not a big fan of bar soaps, but I can hardly resist anything pink, especially when it smells lovely. So, when my grandmother asked me if I was interested in an unused box of Acca Kappa Rose Soap she had found while cleaning out her bathroom cabinet, I said yes. How could I possibly resist such beauty? This oval-shaped soap is such a girly treat!
Everything about it, from the pale baby pink colour, to the retro look of the logo engraved on the surface and the dainty rose scent, is very feminine. The scent is very well-done. It is powdery enough to be dainty and elegant, but non so much as to smell old-fashioned. And, of course, it also has some soapy accents that just enhance its beauty. In other words, it smells just like you expect rose soap to smell like. And despite being subtle, the scent hangs around for quite some time.
The soap does a great job at cleansing skin, removing all traces of dirt from the body (I never use bar soaps on the face), but like most bar soaps, it can be drying if used too often. The culprits are Sodium Palmate and Sodium Cocoate, which are usually formulated at an alkaline (high, about 7 or higher) ph compared to that of the skin which is slightly acidic (low, about 5.5).
A high ph can disrupt the skin’s natural protective barrier, causing water to evaporate and skin to dry out more easily. My dry skin couldn’t take that on a regular basis, so I just use the soap every now and then. In moderation, it cleanses my body without causing neither dryness nor irritation.
Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate, Aqua, Parfum, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Citronellol, Geraniol, C.I. 15850 (FD&C RED 6)
Acca Kappa Rose Soap cleanses skin well, looks cute and smells lovely. The rose scent is subtle and soapy without being old-fashioned. However, like all soaps formulated at a high ph, it can dry out skin if used too often.
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