Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Auromere Tulsi-Neem Ayurvedic Soap Review

I'm a big fan of the Walking Dead, and yet I haven't seen the very last season. I like to watch them all at once, for some reason I can't stand waiting weekly to watch it. But everyone else is watching it. And I'm kind of mad at all the spoilers going up. Whatever happened to spoiler warnings? 

Auromere claims:
Auromere Handmade Ayurvedic Soap
Ayurveda ("Ayur"= Life and "Veda"=Knowledge) is the ancient holistic science of India which aims at a total harmony of Mind, Life, Body and Spirit in balance with nature's rhythms and the world around us.

Combines the excellent toning, soothing and purifying properties of Neem with Tulsi and 16 other complementary herbal extracts and oils used for centuries by Ayurvedic specialists for optimum care, moisturizing nourishment and preservation of the skin. For dry to normal skin and VATA-PITTA type constitutions.

I loved the last soap I had from this brand. It was the sandalwood-turmeric soap. It smelled amazing, and got my face clean without making me breakout. So when it was gone, I fully intended to try something new. A liquid brand. But when it got right down to it, I ended up buying from the same brand again, only in Tulsi-Neem.

It's targeted towards dry/normal ,which is not my skin type. But I wanted to try it out anyway. My skin is more oily/combination. My cheek area can be on the dry side sometimes though. 

So I brought it home and tried it. I'll start with the smell. I don't like the scent very much, but I didn't expect it too. Neem can be some stinky stuff! But it's very good for problematic skin. This doesn't smell like Neem, but something really fresh...with a little bit of licorice to it. I kind of hate licorice though, and I don't like the scent. The more I use it, I notice I'm kind of getting used to it.But overall I prefer the scent of the sandalwood one for sure.

Since it's for dry skin, I thought it would be very hydrating. But I found it to be the exact opposite. It was actually surprisingly drying. I needed moisturizer. As my skin gets used to it, I notice it being a little less drying, but I still need to moisturize. Sometimes I skip, but that's not really an option with this.

Other than that, it lathers great, cleans well.

And my pores are in great conditions. They are clear and not raised at all. I had a problem in the past with synthetic cleansers giving my bumpy texture on one cheek and I don't have that problem with this. Also, no breakouts! 

The packaging is cute. It's a little different in that it comes in a little brown box, but it's recyclable and I like the packaging.

You get 2.75 ounce, which means it's on the smaller size. I paid just over $2 for mine. Not bad, especially when you consider I'm just using it on my face, so it will last quite awhile. 

The ingredients are great. It's made in India. It's vegan. Non-GMO. Rainforest friendly. Gluten free. Paragon free. And biodegradable. And cruelty-free! 

Coconut oil, sunflower oil, purified water, alkali, castor oil, tulsi (holy basil) oil, sesame oil, sodium gluconate (salt from sugar beets), hydnocarpus (cactus) oil, organic neem oil, vitamin E (certified non-GMO), rice bran oil, rose petals, zedoary, turmeric, fenugreek, psoralea corylifolia (babchi seed), peepal tree, alangium salvifolium, costus, indian sarsaparilla, neem bark and hibiscus.

I don't think I would buy this particular one again. I would rather purchase the sandalwood one, or try a different one altogether. 

Have you tried Auromere? What was your experience with it?

And now I'm off to bake some toffee white chocolate chip cookies.