By Hannah Azlan
Disclaimer: Products were received for review, but that does not influence my review in any way.
KinderSoaps has a tagline: kindness comes naturally. Their products definitely showcase that philosophy through and through. Read on for a quick review!
I received three soaps for review, but I’ll be focusing on the Goat Milk and Patchouli and Teselli soaps. After almost six months to test both, I can definitely give a (relatively) all-rounded review.
For context, I have somewhat sensitive skin and eczema. I’m also combination-oily.
KinderSoaps was founded with the founder’s daughter in mind – a child with eczema. These soaps are all-natural, with botanical ingredients that promise to soothe and heal without the stress that comes with steroid creams and unnecessary additives. I can definitely get behind this – I’ve been trying simpler formulas in hopes that my skin won’t flare up. These soaps are also made for face, body and hair – great for when you’re itchy, inflamed and just want an all-in-one product.
I will say that the soaps don’t have an extraordinary amount of lather, but that doesn’t diminish the effectiveness of the soaps. The lather was silky and if I wanted more – I could just use a bath puff. In fact, my skin doesn’t feel stripped or overly clean after using both soaps – whether it’s my face or my body. I’m prone to developing dry patches after using commercial body washes, and I was relieved that this didn’t do so.
I tried the soaps on normal days and on days where my skin was raw, itchy or otherwise inflamed. I also tried the soaps on days when my mental health wasn’t doing so great, given that aromatherapy is known to have some therapeutic effect.
I’m no stranger to goat’s milk, but the Goat’s Milk and Patchouli soap (RM23-24) is an aromatherapy dream. I’m very stereotypical in that I like my soaps to smell good, and patchouli is a very calming scent. That being said, it can get pretty spicy – but here it’s tempered by the goat’s milk. On days where I was feeling pretty down, the patchouli scent was grounding and comforting.
On the other hand, the Teselli soap (RM27-28) is a mix of frankincense and myrrh, complemented by tamanu oil. I’ve used tamanu oil in hair care products before, and in a soap it’s got similar healing properties. Teselli means ‘solace’ and the scent brings me a lot of that. I found myself using this one up a lot faster than the Goat’s Milk and Patchouli soap!
All in all, I think I’ll be buying from KinderSoaps. The prices are reasonable, the quality is excellent. I’m all for a more natural approach to skincare, and these would make great gifts or personal purchases.
To make your own order, head over to the KinderSoaps website here.