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Posted December 23, 2011 by davincikittie in Influenster Review
 
 

Influenster Holiday VoxBox Review: SoftSoap Coconut Scrub Bar Soap & Montagne Jeunesse Face Mask

SoftSoap Coconut Scrub Bar Soap
SoftSoap Coconut Scrub Bar Soap

It’s time for the Influenster Holiday VoxBox product reviews! Between now and December 28th, I’ll be reviewing 6 products I received in my Influenster promo pack.  The first two are…

 

SoftSoap Coconut Scrub Bar Soap

Packaging: Traditional two-soap pack wrapped in printed plastic.  Classy and in my consumer comfort zone. 

Appearance: Ivory with tny brown exfoliating specks, curved to easily fit an average-sized adult hand (male or female) on one side, molded to flow nicely over your curves on the other side.

Smell: Light coconut milk, not too strong

Thoughts:
The smell was pleasant even for someone who doesn’t like coconut – more like milk with a hint of coconut than outright an tropical smell. Left my skin feeling soft, smooth, and clean. It might have left a slight coconut scent on my skin, but nothing obviously noticeable. This should be safe for people with sensitive skin (as mine is) and scent aversions. I usually prefer handmade and exotic soaps (it’s one of the two things I collect, Slatkin & Co. candles being the other) but I do run out occasionally and I’d definitely refill with this! I might even buy it to put in my to to-use stash, and that’s pretty unusual for me with this kind of mass-manufactured soap bar!  Kudos to SoftSoap!

Verdict: Would definitely buy it!

Rating: 4.5/5

More info:

  • Product page @ Colgate.com
  • Sells in 4-pk for around $3.50 – $4 (available at Walgreens, Walmart, online at drugstore.com and amazon)

 

Montagne Jeunesse Face Mask

Product variety tested: Crushed Raspberry Fruit Smoothie Mask 

Packaging: Travel-sized, printed, foil-lined sachet with tear-off tab at top

Appearance: Light violet-pink, like a protein smoothie. Smooth sour-cream like consistency. More slimy feeling than creamy.

Smell: Like medicinal fruit, overripe

Thoughts:
I have oily skin and prefer a traditional mud mask that is heavy on the clay and can practically stand on its own. The packaging shows kaolin clay as the #2 ingredient but it was too runny for my tastes. It was also slippery and didn’t stay on the skin where I put it, leaving uncovered patches of skin. The smell wasn’t unpleasant but wasn’t really enjoyable either. Found myself wrinkling my nose at it and the feel and appearance of the mask. It reminded me of a cross between yogurt and sour cream (and no, that is not appealing to me at ALL). This mask didn’t make my skin feel much different and I didn’t notice any extra “deep pore cleansing” as advertised on the package.

Verdict: Would NOT buy it.  Not recommended for oily skin or those who are looking for a thicker mask.

Rating: 2/5

More info:


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DVK is the creator, owner, and Executive Editor of GraveTells. She enjoys Fantasy, SciFi, and comedy when not devouring Paranormal Romance, and she is easily & frequently distracted by sparkly things. Whenever she has energy left over from wrangling her pack of 4 cats and 2 dogs, DaVinciKittie creates stylish new goodies for her unique Rio Rosso Urban Accessories jewelry line.