I’ve never been a lover of soap, even fancy or expensive handmade ones. I’ve usually either thought they were poorly made or had a bad reaction to them, plus I’ve never liked the feeling of my skin after using them, it’d feel extra tight and dry. So when Soapy Skin Ltd contacted me about doing a review, I was a bit nervous, but after reading all about their award winning Honey Oats Goats Milk Soap (it won the Janey Loves Platinum Award last year and quite recently it won a Silver Award in the Problem Skin Category from Free From Skincare), I was intrigued. I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything made from goat’s milk so I was curious as to how my sensitive skin would handle it.
The Honey Oats Goats Milk Soap was created to help those suffering from eczema, psoriasis, acne and other skin problems. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and complex fatty acids that help to remove irritation, moisturise and repair the skin.
It has ground oats in it that provide a gentle exfoliating action, which removes dead skin cells and helps a dull complexion. Ground oats have been used for many years to promote healthy, beautiful skin and provide soothing relief from various skin irritations. It is also believed to be a skin healer and a natural remedy for acne.
The soap also has honey in it which is a natural anti-oxidant and has anti-microbial properties as well the ability to draw moisture to eczema prone skin.
When I first used the soap, I instantly loved the aroma of the honey and oats, so sweet and comforting and as I washed with it, it was as if I was just rubbing moisture straight into my skin. It lathers into a creamy foam which was very gentle on my sensitive skin. The oats in it gently exfoliated and in the end my skin felt so soft, clean and moisturised.
I’ve talked about my Keratosis Pilaris before (read about it HERE) and I’ve definitely gotten a handle on it, to the point where it’s just pink and smooth instead of red and angry looking, which after what I’ve been through is a miracle, but actually I noticed after using this soap a few times that my problem areas weren’t even all that pink. The Keratosis Pilaris was hardly noticeable at all, about 95% gone! A-FREAKIN-MAZING!
After using my soap for about two weeks, I’m pretty much converted. I’m not saying I’m going to give up on my usual shower gels completely but I will definitely be purchasing more goat’s milk soaps and products. Soapy Skin have a Honey Coffee soap that has my name written all over it.
Soapy Skin’s bars are pretty big so I would recommend cutting them into either thirds or quarters, so that you’ll get the most out of your bar and it won’t melt away in the shower. I cut a third off my bar, which was super simple to do, it was like cutting butter, and it’s still going strong in my shower.