Hello everyone! I am a huge fan of cold processed soaps. As you read, you will know why 🙂
Here is a review of Blare & Blush Rose Petal Soap
About Blare and Blush:
Let me share a short and crisp introduction on Blare & Blush, a brand that I recently came across.
“A luxury Skin and hair care brand which consists of 85% Organic, 15% Vitamins & 100% natural ingredients; Vegan & Environmental friendly. Most importantly, they are free from Chemicals, Parabens, SLS, and Synthetics” and is a brainchild of the cosmetologist, Dr. Shruthi
Dr. Shruthi also adds that they create their products from scratch with the sourced ingredients, keeping in mind the skin’s pH (which many forget considering!). Using any skin care product which might alter the skin’s natural pH can also be one reason for the skin issues to begin with.
Read more about Blare & Blush and their major ingredients here
Benefits of Cold- Pressed Method – By Blare & Blush
“Luxurious feel! Our Soap bars created in cold-pressed method made with all-natural ingredients like plant oils and butter creates a creamy lather for deep moisturization. Unlike other soap types, cold process versions penetrate deep into the skin to enhance skin whitening and anti-aging with the help of natural skin lightening ingredients.
Preserves the benefits of precious oils! The benefits of natural soap making ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, olive oil and essential oils can be lost through the heating process in hot process soap techniques; the cold process method ensures these natural ingredients are better preserved.
Intensifying smell along with benefits! Cold process soaps are often fragranced with natural essential oils, like lavender and peppermint, orange etc. Because cold process soap takes a number of weeks to fully cure, the scent and their benefits for skin and hair intensifies over time
Luxurious Lather!! Unlike hot process soap, alternatives made through the cold process method can be skillfully whipped for the lightest touch, even floating on water! Cold process soap has the ability to create an incredible lather to allow a truly luxurious bathing sensation”
I got a chance to interact with the team and try their handmade soap and B&B Intense Hair Re-growth and Total Repair Hair Oil.
I love trying handmade soaps ever since I started using them back in 2010 when I was really unaware of its goodness. The only factor which pulled me to handmade soaps was its natural aroma! Pure blessing it is, I must say. No artificial fragrance can match this factor, the subtle yet captivating fragrance. But now, there is more I realized about cold processed soaps and thus prefer it 🙂
Let’s directly plunge into the review.
Tried on dry skin**
As mentioned before, the brand claims to use only organically (USDA Certified)/Naturally sourced ingredients for the cold processed soap
Shea Butter, Aqua, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Safflower Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Rose Essential Oil, Rose Petal Powder, Rose Petals
The oils & shea butter combination is more than enough to intensely moisturize dry skin and keep it nourished.
Rose Essential Oil, Rose Petal Powder – Helps add an enchanting aroma to the product. Subtle yet unbeatable!
Moreover, Rose powder cures and heals acne, naturally evens out skin tone and is a boon for dry skin, as it nourishes, cleanses and moisturizes skin.
Rose Petals – Adds to the aestheticism of the soap
The soap is free of any synthetic chemicals and fragrances!
Packaging: The soap came wrapped in a transparent plastic cover with a label on it. The label mentioned the details of ingredients.
Shelf Life: 12 months
Texture: The soap bar comes in an uninformed texture, the very fact proves that it is handmade. It has a raw look.
The first thing which I was impressed with the soap was, it was cold pressed soap. Meaning, the soap is left to cure for almost 3 to 4 weeks and there is absolutely no loss of nutrients and no heat is applied.
The creamy soap bar smelt heavenly and I love how the flowery subtle tones are imparted in the soap by the natural ingredients. Though the soap looks ununiformed due to the handmade cold process, it hardly matters when you start using it. I used it directly on my wet skin and loved how the butter and oils glided and gave a nice creamy bath (not the foamy bath, and I love that fact). It lathers very well and ensures to cleanse the body. I also tried it on the face, no harm was done 🙂
The foam generated in the chemical-laden soaps due to the addition of sulfates makes your skin rough by ripping off the natural oils. Although it feels good when it foams, it actually does the opposite. This is what made me shift to cold processed soaps or handmade soaps as a safer alternative.
You will be ensured with a creamy bath and yes luxurious one too, as and when the actual rose petals cleanse your body. It definitely did not dry out my skin and the skin felt supple after each wash. However, I did not skip moisturizer/body oil, since my skin is dry, I work in AC and I live in Bangalore, which obliges the application. (It totally depends on the nature of your skin and the region you live in as well). Also, considering it butter soft nature, any true cold processed soap won’t last longer than a month generally. This soap was comfortable to use and was almost done by the end of less than a month.
It sure does nourish your skin, I can say with the supple afterbath skin and organic oils used in the bar will give results in skin toning when used in long term. Moreover, I have a very delicate skin so I need to check for skin irritation/reactions too. It did not cause any harm and was definitely safe to use.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed using the soap.
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