Hey everybody! It is quite some time that I posted my views on Saffron Buds Soap from Fuschia. You may recall that I bought a set of 5 Fuschia soaps from Myntra. The Bentonite Clay variant is the second that I tried out. The saffron one quite overwhelmed me with its fragrance, and as a result I was rather skeptical before using this as well. Fortunately this was easier on my olfactory senses. 🙂 And here goes my detailed review!
Product Description :
- Bentonite, also referred to as Montmorillonite
- It is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays
- Bentonite Clay is composed of aged volcanic ash
- The name comes from the largest known deposit of Bentonite Clay located in Fort Benton Wyoming
- Bentonite Clay is a unique clay due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated
- Upon contact with fluid, its electrical components change, giving it the ability to absorb toxins
- Bentonite is known for its ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals.
- It has Perfect use for detox
See more here.
The set of 5 is available for INR 1125 and a single piece of 100 g for INR 225. It is available on Vkare’s own website and on other e-commerce sites as well. Often the soap sets are available on discount.
My Overview of the Product :
The Fuschia soaps come neatly packaged in transparent cellophane papers with a colored paper wrapping. The colored paper cover differs from soap to soap denoting the variant and its respective ingredients. I happened to notice the paper wrapping varies from time to time as well. Guess Fuschia keeps revamping its packaging. Good thing nonetheless. 🙂
The Fuschia Bentonite Clay soap has a peach-y color with tiny clay particles showing through. Fuschia always designs its soaps in sync with the respective variants, which I quite like. The fragrance of this one is on the floral side with mild earthy undertones. It is surprisingly quite pleasing to my senses compared to the Saffron Buds soap (read my review here). The initial test had passed. 🙂
As with the Saffron Buds soap, or most other SLS free cleansers, the Fuschia Bentonite Clay soap too lathers moderate. But the thing with this one is this : it feels as if it leaves behind a soapy cast over the skin post application. So it takes quite some effort to rinse off the soapy film. Clay products and exfoliation are quaintly related, in my mind speaking of the least. So I imagined receiving a mild exfoliation from the tiny clay particles in this soap as well. But it came as a surprise when I didn’t get any. Post washing, the skin feels clean and fresh. Although the soap does not dehydrate the skin, but I always follow it up with a moisturizer.
The Final Verdict :
Fuschia Bentonite Clay soap is handmade with natural ingredients, and is free from sulfates and parabens too. It also has a refreshing fragrance which lingers on for a while post shower. Although I have not noticed drastic changes in my skin using only this (a soap rarely does that), but overall I’m satisfied with this bathing bar. What only bothers me is the slimy soapy cast that it leaves behind on application. It needs to be rinsed off thoroughly and can be a little time consuming if you are not using a loofah. I also wish it provided some mild exfoliation. After all, it is a clay product. 🙂 The soap does not dehydrate my skin and lasts a good number of days without melting. If you are interested in natural and handmade soaps, you can give this a try, particularly if it is on discount. 🙂