You knew this was coming. Anything with the words “chocolate” and “almond” and I’m…well….you’d better get your hands out of the way!
Look at how gorgeous these bars are!
I used up this sweet smelling bar recently. Let’s take a look at the website’s claims:
“Organic coconut milk creates a silky, rich, and creamy conditioning lather. Enriched with natural skin conditioning cocoa butter and swirled with a soap layer made with cocoa powder and skin softening chocolate. Cocoa Butter complements the Sweet Almond oil creating the ultimate moisturizing soap. The essential oil blend creates a luscious amaretto scent”.
It did feel pretty nice on my skin. Silky? A little bit. Rich? Not so much. Creamy conditioning lather. Nada.
I loved the scent of it. It was like warm cookies, fresh out the oven, waiting to be devoured. Like many other Chagrin Valley soaps, the scent did not linger after I stepped out of the shower. I did feel quite clean afterwards, which is the whole point of a soap bar.
The company calls it “the ultimate moisturizing soap”. I call it “the decent cleansing but not very moisturizing soap”. Don’t get me wrong, I experienced no dry skin with this baby, but I didn’t feel as though I could skip the body lotion once I dried off. My oily skin still need some conditioning.
So, as much as I was hoping to love this soap (who doesn’t love chocolate almond on their body??!!!) I can’t recommend it for anything other than the nice smell.
Pros: Adequately cleans skin, amazing smell, reasonable price.
Cons: Not very moisturizing, basically an average soap with a nice smell.
Ingredients: Saponified oils of safflower, organic palm, coconut, olive, virgin cocoa butter; sweet almond, castor bean; organic coconut milk; water; organic fair trade cocoa powder; organic dark chocolate; essential oils of bitter almond, lemon; organic cornstarch
Available at: Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve. 1.5 oz bars are $2.60. 7 oz bars are $7.35