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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Review: Beeyoutiful Milk & Honey Facial Soap

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When you’ve got a little guy with a serious skin condition, soap becomes a serious subject. I’ve mentioned before that our youngest son has a rare skin condition called Lamellar Ichthyosis, which causes thick scaling and extremely dry skin. So I was very pleased to have the opportunity to review an all natural facial bar, chock full of skin quenching ingredients…if it can help Peter, then just think what it could do for somebody with “normal” skin.

As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew, I received a complimentary 1.75 oz Milk & Honey Facial Bar from Beeyoutiful. I received no compensation. This review is based on my personal experience and honest opinion. I am not a dermatologist or a skin expert.

This is an unusual bar of soap. Let’s first take a look at the ingredients: Raw Goat Milk, Distilled Water, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Vegetable Oil, Sodium Hydroxide (lye), Raw Honey, Bee Pollen, Bee Propolis, Beeswax, Sweet Orange Essential Oil

Notice the prevalent bee products? Now you know where the name Beeyoutiful comes from (the company also produces a number of bee supplements, as well as other natural products). Their website claims that the combination of goat’s milk and bee products will help balance your skin, clear acne, and soothe and nourish dry, itchy skin.

On unwrapping the bar, I found the aroma of oranges to be a bit overpowering, but with subsequent uses, the scent became less powerful. This is just personal, but I found the choice of orange oil odd for a “Milk & Honey” bar, but, then again, why not?

The soap lathers well, not overly foamy, but a thick lather, the type you expect from a quality hand-made soap. The bar also holds up really well in the shower. Most hand-made soaps will continue to absorb moisture until they disintegrate in the shower. This bar stayed firm and lasted a good while.

Peter liked the soap well enough, but I saw no real impact on his skin’s texture while using it. I wasn’t expecting a miracle (though, we have seen miracle soaps, before). The soap did not irritate his skin, so that’s a plus. It’s possible that with prolonged use we would have seen improvement, but we used up the bar in about a week.

I also used the soap on my own face. I have combination skin and I’m not particularly prone to acne. While I liked the lather, and my face did seem a little softer while using it, my skin also felt a tingling rawness after each use---not a good sensation, more like a mild sunburn. As I continued to have this unpleasant sensation after each use, I stopped using it after a few days. I should note that my skin is not particularly sensitive. I have used (horrors) deodorant soap on my face with no noticeable ill-effects. Perhaps I’m sensitive to bees?

The Beeyoutiful Milk & Honey Facial Bar is available in two sizes:

  • 1.75 for $5
  • 4.25 for $10

You can read more reviews of this product and others from Beeyoutiful here:

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1 comment:

  1. Great review. Sorry you were having adverse reactions to it. I guess it could have been the orange oil. I hope it helps your son. :)

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