Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Product Review - Aster Luxury Soaps - Saffron and Neem Aloe Vera


Product Review - Aster Luxury Soaps - Saffron and Neem Aloe Vera

   Cleansing products form the most basic part of grooming essentials for a person without which an optimal level of personal hygiene cannot be maintained. I am always on the lookout to try new shower gels and soaps and recently came across products from Aster Luxury Soaps. Aster Luxury Soaps produces premier handmade bathing soaps which are made using all natural ingredients sourced from authentic buyers and used only after going through stringent quality control methods. These are available in a vast range, come in opaque as well as transparent form and also scented or unscented variety. Aster Luxury Soaps are completely additive and preservative free and can be bought singly or in form of a premier gift pack. Reviewing the Aster Luxury Soaps in two variants - Saffron and Aloe Vera below today to see how they fare and fit into my daily routine.

Product Review - Aster Luxury Soaps - Saffron and Neem Aloe Vera

   Product Claims:
   Saffron: Aster Luxury Saffron soap improves complexion and makes skin radiant and glowing. This soap gently removes impurities from the skin and effectively fades away blemishes and dark spots. It has mild kashmiri saffron fragrance that lingers all day long.
   Benefits of Saffron Soap :
- Improves skin tone.
- Make skin flawless.
- Keep your skin healthy & glowing.
   Neem Aloe Vera: This soap is a unique combination of neem and aloe vera. Thus, it has excellent moisturizing and nourishing effects on skin. This soap effectively removes dirt, oil and skin damaging pollutants. This soap also helps in diminishing the wrinkles and sign of aging.
This soap contains neem possesses wonderful acne fighting capability without damaging the skin. Using is regularly improves skin softness and skin condition.
   Benefits of Neem Aloe Vera Soap :
- Moisturizes the skin.
- Keeps skin soft and supple.
- Reduce age lines and wrinkles.
- Improves skin conditions.
- For all skin types.

   Price: Rs. 150/- 
   Volume: 125 g.
   Shelf Life: 24 months.
   Usage: Firmly hold the aster handmade bathing bar and run all over the wet body. This soap gives good lather that will clean your whole body. Apply lather all over body before showering off.
   Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Sorbitol, Castor Oil, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Cocoamido Propyl Betaine, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol.
   Saffron Fragrance Oil in Saffron soap and Neem Aloe Vera Fragrance Oil in Neem Aloe Vera soap.

Product Review - Aster Luxury Soaps - Saffron and Neem Aloe Vera

   Aster Luxury Soaps come doubly packed in a transparent plastic wrap with information stickers stuck on its front and back side. The brand name and the variant can be found on the front side while the ingredients, manufacturing details, price are mentioned on its backside. The soaps are compact, attractively colored and simply but elegantly packed. The saffron variety has an translucent amber color with a few saffron strands incorporated on one of its surfaces while the neem aloe vera soap is green in color.
   Each of the two soaps that I am reviewing here were strongly scented and smelled natural yet absolutely divine, the saffron variant being my favorite amongst the two. The soaps give out strong fragrance while bathing, which enhances the experience of using them. Both the variants lather abundantly and give an instant cooling sensation when applied to the skin. The soaps cleanse the skin well, are easy to rinse off and do not leave a creamy residue on the body. The soaps make the mind and body feel refreshed after their use and help the skin stay soft and supple. It doesn't strip the skin of its natural oils, though sometimes leaves a few tiny patches of dry skin, mandating the use of a moisturizer. The soap has to be kept away from sources of water, as it dissolves quite quickly. Nonetheless it lasted for around 20 days for me, which isn't bad considering the weight of the soap.
   Aster Luxury Soaps are handmade and are free from artificial ingredients like parabens, phthalates, SLS and SLES. They also don't contain any animal product or alcohol. None of the soaps are tested on animals. Since these are made of entirely natural organic ingredients, they are hypoallergenic and can be used by people of all skin types alike! Price-wise, these soaps are on the higher side of the spectrum. Aster luxury soaps can be easily purchased through the company's own website and also through all the major online retail sites.

Product Review - Aster Luxury Soaps - Saffron and Neem Aloe Vera
   Pros:
- Simple, compact, attractive and travel friendly packaging.
- Available in unscented as well as mild to strongly scented varieties.
- Lathers abundantly.
- Gives a cooling sensation to the skin.
- Cleanses the skin well.
- Easy to rinse off.
- Does not leave a creamy residue on the skin.
- Skin feels refreshed after use.
- Keeps skin soft and supple.
- Does not strip natural oils of skin.
- Each soap lasts for around 20 days.
- Made from natural ingredients.
- Soaps are hypoallergenic, thus can be used by people with all skin types.
- Cruelty free products.
- Does not contain parabens, phthalates, SLS, SLES, alcohol, animal ingredients or chemicals of any kind.
- Available in form of gift packs, perfect to present to loved ones.
- Ease of availability.

   Cons:
- Occasionally leaves few tiny patches of skin dry and flaky, especially in winter.
- Dissolves quite quickly.
- Price is on higher side.

   Verdict: 4.25/5. These wonderfully scented, refreshing cleansing soaps are perfect to turn a rather mundane daily chore of bathing into a blissful experience!