Thursday, June 12, 2014

Happy Price Tokyo Love Soap Pure Girls

Hi, my name is Blair and I am addicted to soap. There. I said it. There could be worse addictions, at least mine just takes up space and results in a ready to burst set of drawers? Haha!

Rich, dense lather

Name: Happy Price ハッピープライス Tokyo Love Soap 東京ラブソープ Pure Girls ピュアガールズ
Price: ¥ 1,480 for 80 g
Made in: Japan

Spurred by Happy Price's recommendation, I fearlessly used Pure Girls on my face. It left this weird squeaky sensation that immediately triggered alarm signals. And rightly so, I should have listened to my instinct! After a couple of days, I started breaking out in the jaw area. It cleared up once I stopped, so as of now the soap is reserved for my body.

Judging from the substantial lengthening of my routine, the soap is best left for the evening. It is only when the weekend rolls around that I use it in the mornings too.

We all know that the original version is the one that propelled Tokyo Love Soap to stardom. How does Pure Girls differ from it? Pure Girls is infused with the aroma of Bulgarian Rose and Ylang-ylang whereas original is non-perfumed. Secondly, Pure Girls contains more anti-ageing as well moisturising ingredients.

True enough, the soap does leave my skin moisturised. Even without a veil of lotion/oil/what have you enveloping it, my skin feels soft and smooth to the touch.

What about the other benefits? Did my skin seem brighter? Did it clear my pores? Did it eliminate odour? Did it refine hair growth? No, no, no and no...

I don't know why it failed to resonate with me. Others love it to bits so why am I the odd one out? Am I doing something wrong? Kindly clue me in if you figure out a solution to my problem, and while you are at it, please share your favourite brightening product of the moment.

Intrigued? Tokyo Love Soap is sold at for RM 85. Note that pregnant and nursing mothers should refrain from using Pure Girls or any of the other variations.

The full ingredient list for Tokyo Love Soap Pure Girls:
Soap Base, Fragrance, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Sativa Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Persimmon Tannin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sericin, Soybean Milk Culture Filtrate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Placental Protein, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract, Trehalose, Betaine, PEG-75, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, Water, Etidronic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Elastin, Human Oligopeptide-1, Glycerin, Lecithin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Phosphate, Hydrolyzed Swiftlet Nest Extract, Ceramide 3, Oenothera Biennis Seed Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract.

Disclosure: Press sample.


Lena L said...

Oh I love having soap bars and looking at them. I don't really use them a lot..but I must admit that a soap bar is such an attractive thing. <3

Kathy said...

I find that most Japanese soaps are not hydrating or moisturizing.

Arya De Guzman said...

i'm curious tokyo love soap because of the "magical" promises and I thought those magic will always work but then there's you which makes me rethink of buying these soaps (i'm planning to get the original and pure girl's) because they are darn pricey

Yoannita90 said...

I love soap bars! Specially if it scents ones and have a cutest shape ever lol. looks like this one is great to try!

Ahleessa said...

Nothing wrong with being addicted to soap... hehe~ I have never heard of this brand, but it sounds really good or I should say it's appealing to the eyes.

blovetbeauty said...

Haha... babes, I too have a soap addiction but I've been using lots of Dr Woods and Dr Bronner cause they are more convenient. Thks for the review though!