Wednesday, 19 February 2014

First Impressions: Soap and Glory Moisturisers

I didn't want to call this a 'review' since we all know you're meant to use new skincare products for a while before you know a product is really working for you.  I've not had these quite that long but I'm that pleased with them so far I really want to share them with you.  Soap and Glory's skincare range is something I've pretty much over looked until now; I'm sure any regular readers will know how much I love their makeup and body care ranges, but I've never bothered with any skincare items despite reading many a good review.  After my usual day and night moisturisers ran out, I made my way to Boots and after a bit of browsing I decided to take advantage of their 'third off Soap & Glory' offer and give these a go.  I picked up the For Daily Youth moisturiser to use as a day cream, and the Beauty Sleep Accelerator to use as my new night cream. Soap and Glory recently changed all their skincare packaging to give it a more minimalist and 'grown up' look.  The quirky names and fun outer packaging still remain, but the actual pots and tubes are plain white with bold fonts and much less of a 'retro' feel about them.  I actually really like this combination of stark white packaging, with fun product names and typical Soap and Glory advice like "If you accidentally get product in your eyes, rinse well repeatedly until you no longer feel sorry for yourself." While it's definitely more grown up, you  can still tell it's a Soap and Glory product.

One thing that did worry me about using these products was the fact that they're quite heavily scented. They both smell really fruity, and actually remind me of peach schnapps, which is a little odd!  I don't really have sensitive skin as such, but I've always been a little wary about using scented products on my face just incase. For this reason, I did a sort of 'patch test' on each of them, one at a time, just to make sure I wasn't going to react.  I put a small amount of the night cream on my neck, waited 24 hours and then did the same for the day cream.  With no signs of irritation from either, I was good to go.  

Like I said, I've been using the For Daily Youth each morning after cleansing and toning (when I remember to use my toner that is!). This toothpaste like tube is said to contain a "6-in-1" formulation which maximises moisture levels, soothe stressed skin, rejuvenate tired skin, improve elasticity and soften and smooth the skin.  That's a lot of claims for just one product, and I do think some of them are the same 'claim' but just worded differently.  It's too early to say whether all these claims actually hold up, but so far I've really been liking this moisturiser.  It's lovely and light to apply, sinks into the skin quickly and feels really refreshing. It leaves my skin feeling super soft and hydrated, and creates a lovely base for applying my makeup.  It's definitely becoming a welcome addition to my morning skin routine.

Although not technically an anti-ageing product, many a review of the Beauty Sleep Accelerator have commented on how they've noticed a vast improvement in the appearance of any fine lines and wrinkles.  Being in my (early!) 30s this is something that I'm starting to become more aware of.  Since using this my skin certainly feels plumper and the few fine lines I had are less noticeable.  I've been using this in conjunction with my Body Shop Vitamin E Serum-in-Oil each evening and my skin is so soft and hydrated when I wake up.  On the odd occasion where I've fallen into bed without using these, my skin looks so dull, feels dry and just generally uncomfortable.  The tub itself is smaller than I was expecting, but you only need a small amount of product each time so it should hopefully still last a while.  Soap and Glory also suggest you use this if you're on a long flight, but to be fair I'm pretty sure any good moisturiser would suffice for this purpose.  However, if anybody wants me to test it out at 33,000 feet I'll happily let you pay for me to go on holiday! ;)

All in all, I'm so pleased with both of these moisturisers so far.  They smell nice, sink into the skin quickly, and most importantly have really made a difference to my skin.  My skin feels softer and more plumped, and I'd recommend them to everyone.



  1. I love Soap & Glory! I've never tried any of their skincare as I have pretty sensitive skin so will probably react to it. Great review x


    1. Thank you :) Hmm yeah, they're quite heavily scented so you'd have to be careful. If your nearest Boots has testers, you could always apply a little just behind your ear and wait a day or two? Just an idea :) x

  2. I love Soap & Glory's sugar crush but often find the rest of their stuff a bit too sweet. Saying that I got the "big" set (you know the half price Boots one!!) for Christmas and have been using the peachy cleanser for the last week or two and I'm liking it!! It's clearing my pores out, although I worry maybe a bit too much as my skin feels really tight afterwards! Anyway there's a mini review/first impression for you instead of just a comment which was what it was meant to be! Haha! xx


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