This pure and simple moisturising facial bar can help with soothing dry skin and eczema or reducing the appearance of wrinkles. You can't beat the rich blend of fatty acids and antioxidants packed into this facial cleansing bar.
With a third each of shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil, it’s a beautifully simple product that will keep your skin looking beautiful too. Gentle, moisturising and containing vitamin A, it’s perfect for your daily routine.
Brand Story: These soap bars are made in the UK by Friendly Soap - a company with an extraordinary ethos! Their ranges contain no animal products or by-products and have never been tested on animals, which has allowed them to earn a registration with Cruelty free International and The Vegan Society. Their soap is totally biodegradable and free from by-products too, so there’s literally no waste, plus they are free from palm oil, SLS and parabens!
Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Sodium cocoate, Sodium olivate, Aqua
Friendly Shea Butter Face Cleansing Bar
What does it replace and is it an improvement?
This is a naked alternative to your face cleanser, usually packaged in plastic pots and tubes. Because of the nature of the ingredients in these bars, not only do they cleanse but they also help to moisturise too, preventing dry skin.
The packaging used for these soap bars is made from 100% recycled materials and is recyclable too.
From a quick browse on Superdrug, the cheapest facial cleanser on there is the Superdrug's own Tea Tree Face Wash which is £2 for 50ml. The price then goes up depending on the brand and the many different types of cleanser (who knew there were cleansing milks, lotions, foams and gels!). But based on how long bar soap tends to last, £2.75 for a Friendly Face Cleansing Bar made with only natural products and completely plastic free isn't badly priced at all!
What is my review?
Up until I started my mission to be more plastic-free, I have always been a user of The Body Shop Vitamin E range and I loved it for many years. Since trying these face cleansing bars, I have easily converted. Not only are they better for the environment but they save me £8.50 on a bottle of Body Shop cleanser.
To use, I just lather the bar in my hands with some water and rub it on my face, and wipe off with a wet reusable cotton pad. My skin feels clean and soft afterwards, probably to the point where I wouldn't need a moisturiser (I am trying to cut down - it's habit).
I really love that there is only four natural ingredients going on my skin, and I also love the whole ethos of Friendly as a company. It just makes the whole cleansing experience with these bars even more worthwhile for me.
My rating: 9.5/10
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