I think I’m miracle averse. Tell me a product is a “miracle” and I’ll find 20 ways to tell you its not. Granted there are some exceptions but in a nutshell, I’m a sceptic. Now tell me a soap can renew your skin, restore your youth and revitalise your cells and I look something like this :roll:
But there’s a soap that does and its called the Evolle Facial Bar. You can’t just get it off the shelves unfortunately. You can find it online or at authorised distributors. Mine was sent to me for trial and I must say I was intrigued.
The Evolle soap is made from Heilmoor clay (Austria Deep Moor – Tiefenmoor) from Austria Europe, PhytoCellTec Swiss Apple Stem Cells, Laminaria Digitata Extract from the North Atlantic, Virgin Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, and Evolle Natural Soap Base, most of which mean nothing to me. I did try looking up Heilmoor clay but what I found was that it is essentially a type of moor clay found in Austria. It is also used in numerous other spa products and clay masks and other “miracle soap” type products.
Nevermind all the marketing jargon though. How was it for me? Touched by a miracle and all that?
Well yes and no.
I did like using the Evolle soap. I will confess that. You have to wet your hands, then lather up the soap and apply it to your skin. Leave it on for a minute and then wash it off.
The leave on bit is a bother, but I do find that from first use, my skin is noticeably smoother to the touch. It cleans very well but does not feel dry and to test this, I strolled around without moisturizer for a while after washing my face. No dryness or taut feeling but it does set in after a spell so treat this as you would any facial cleanser and always follow up with moisturiser.
If you look around online, some people tell you that by just using this soap you can ditch all your other skincare. I say no. This is a soap and a cleanser. Nothing more than that to me. I still need my serums and moisturisers if I don’t want to dry out into a husk.
With regular use day and night over about 3 weeks, I found my skin becoming smoother with less rough bumpy bits. Its almost like as if I used an exfoliator or AHA face wash everyday, and that was the nice bit because it wasn’t drying. I also had some stubborn spots under my skin around my chin area. I’d been trying hard to get rid of them, but they were always there. In the month since using this Evolle soap, I realized the spots and bumps were gone. The skin on my chin is so much smoother! So nice!
With such a nice effect on my skin, I actually thought to purchase this soap bar. In fact I had the order in my shopping cart already ready to checkout when I found out the price on the website is not stated in RM but in USD (they don’t tell you that on the website which is not nice). On the packaging, it states that a 35g bar of soap retails at RM99 and online its US$39. Gah! I canceled the order immediately. Yes I like this soap bar very much but I’m not about to shell out RM99 for just 35g! No way, no how. Contrarywise! I’ll just find myself other cleansers to use :P
The spots aside, smoother, softer skin was what I experienced mostly. The website doesn’t tell me what else I should expect either, although Connie did experience some help with line reduction. For myself, whatever lines I have are still there and I do use anti-aging wrinkle reducing serums often so perhaps I’m not your best test subject for that.
How about pigmentation and freckles? Still there I’m afraid.
The soap bar is rather malleable. It feels like firm Play-Doh or plasticine so if you squeeze too hard, it’ll go misshapen. I found it shrinks quite quickly with regular use so a bar can last you maybe 1 month with twice a day usage. Hence my complaint again about how expensive this is for regular use.
Here’s the ingredient list.
I do notice that the key ingredients they have listed as the active ingredients are placed far below with Aqua and various Sodiums taking up the first 2 lines. I’m not a champ at reading ingredient lists, but I did a quick online search and the first lot of ingredients before Cocoa Butter is mostly soap making ingredients. This sort of puts a bit of damper on things if you are expecting a miracle. But if you just treat this as a regular facial soap, you’ll be ok.
When I use this in the evenings in the shower, I sometimes use the leftover lather on my arms too. Heck! Don’t let it go to waste right? And it does help leave the skin on my arms feel softer and smoother too. So that one, I rather like :)
Pros: Left my skin soft and smooth, Help get rid of my spots and bumpy skin
Cons: Only available through distributors or online, I did not experience reduction of lines or brighter skin, Expensive!
I have come across numerous similar products online but this is the first time I’m trying a “miracle soap”. Can’t say my life has been changed in any way, but I sure do like how soft and smooth my skin is and how easily it absorbs my lotions or creams thereafter.
The high pricetag is very off putting to me though. I’m no stranger to splurging on skincare but unfortunately not for a cleanser. Pity about the price really. I liked it otherwise.
Have you tried the Evolle soap bar or any similar sort of miracle soap? Care to? ;)
The Evolle Facial Soap bar retails for RM99/35g and is available from www.evolle.com (priced in USD) or its authorized distributors.