Ever since Neutrogena acne-prone soap just disappeared in the Philippine market *cough*thanks so much to J&J*cough* (bitterness oozing from this) , i have been looking high & low for a soap that can work as good as that. I remember seeing this in Watson & has wanted to try it before. Since my favorite, now non-existing soap is nowhere to be found, i had the chance to give this a shot.
I'm sure y'all know that carrots are good for the skin.. not to mention that if you wanted to make sure that your sight stay sharp, munching on carrots is a must.
As a kid, i used to hate it... Why? because of the color!
I abhor orange!
Sorry for those who loves the color, but that is what i always thought of orange as a kid. Anything orange-colored is ugly & horrible...i just can't understand the reason why i felt so, but i did. So, i never did eat anything orange...yes, even the orange fruit. I never did use the orange color on my box of crayon even if i am making the sunset. My other crayons are already broken & badly mistreated, but not the color orange. It always looks new & unloved... that's how strong my dislike is.
Anyway, that was when i was a kid.
I think most kids hate vegetables,ne? That was before i was aware of the importance of it, how it keeps us healthy & gives us all the good blah-blahs. I slowly began to learn what's good & what's bad... eating all the good foods & try really hard to not eat the bad ones (but not that successful!). Along with this, i began to start eating vegetables, my mum shifted my all-meat diet to veggies & meat diet. That now i can't seem to eat my main meals without any vegetable-dish accompaniment.
Often times, when i go grocery shopping i make sure that i include veggies that i could munch on like lettuce, celery, carrots, etc. I would just eat them without any dressing for i try to limit any intake of 'artificial' stuff if i can.
The first thing that you'll know if the vegetables are really detoxifying your body is when your skin begins to clear up, on which i really notice. As my battle with acne went on & on, eating green salad has been one of my ultimate 'weapon'. I stopped using anything on my face like moisturizers & toners, mainly depending on soaps & prayers. But there are sometimes when my skin would throw temper tantrums & would act like a spoiled brat, making mommy do everything in her powers to placate it. Acne would flare up during that 'time of the month'. Hence, the search for the second-ultimate-weapon goes on.
After my lengthy introduction, it's time to really get to the grits about the product itself.
SHULAMMITE CARROT SOAP
Feel free to read the description of the product below
I don't think we actually need to know the directions for use, but then you'll see that the active ingredient would be carrot essence.
How exactly is carrot beneficial to the skin when used as soap? That is the question that is most probably playing on your mind.
We know that carrots got a boat load of:
Beta-carotene which gives a fruit/vegetable that red-orange pigment, that is transformed as Vitamin A when it's already in the body. Vitamin B1, B3, B6, C, K which nourishes the body plus throw in Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus & a lot more to make this vegetable something that would really make this as an all-time keeper.
The high-level of carotenoids help protect skin from free radicals, encourage cell renewal & promote healthy skin. I think this is the main reason why this is mainly marketed as soap meant for those who have acne-prone skin, like me.
I used this for a month & i think it's time to give a feedback. After reading all the good things about carrots you might think that this actually solved my acne problem,ne? Well sadly, it didn't work for me. :(
It didn't made a difference on my skin. I used this the time that my acne flared up. It didn't minimize my zits or even regulate oil. After rinsing my face, my skin felt a bit tight which indicates that my skin has been thoroughly cleanse. It's just like an ordinary soap for me. I think eating carrots are more beneficial compare to using soap (for me).
Or maybe it's just because i have a very high expectation (after thoroughly researching the effects of carrots) to this carrot soap that i felt disappointed? I hoping that it would at least minimize my zits, you know, like reduce the size of it...but i didn't notice any difference. It's like i wasn't using anything on my face.
I think the good thing about this is that it didn't gave me a stinging sensation unlike other soaps that i have tried *cough*Cyleina Carrot & Pineapple Soap*cough*, which is definitely a plus point. Since it didn't work on my face, i just decided to use it as a body soap. It lathers really good. It gives off a mild scent that is not overwhelming & won't clash with your body mist. It also lasts really long! I think mine lasted for 2 months or so.
But then, don't lose hope, ladies. I just have a very sensitive skin that often times what works for 95% of the ladies just doesn't work for me. As what i keep on saying, what works for me might not work for you. For those who have followed my blog & know my skin condition & can somehow relate to my skin problem & is planning to purchase this soap, let me enumerate some points to that might help.
- locally available
- doesn't sting
- doesn't melt that easily -this will really last for a long time (since this is big, i suggest you cut it in half)
- gives that clean "feeling" every time you use it
- it got carrot extract (i have enumerated the good things about carrots)
- I actually find it pretty expensive for a bar of soap - Php 100 (approx $2.10)
- it just didn't work for me (personal experience)
Have you tried a carrot soap before?
Did it work for you?
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