Skin care is something that I take seriously since I love putting makeup on my face. I often talk about it not just here in my blog but also in social media. So when I tweeted about a Brazilian wax before, Flawless took notice of it and randomly told me that they have something for me. It was so sweet how they randomly give people gifts in Twitter so I immediately DM’ed my details and told them that the nearest Flawless branch to me was SM Pampanga.
The gift I got from Flawless is their Flawless AHA Soap (well, hence this review). So according to its box, it contains alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) that helps renew the skin using a subtle peeling effect – improving its appearance and texture.
Is it safe to be used on the face? It is because it said so in the packaging and I’ve tried. Here are my thoughts.
The Good Bits:
|Washing my face :D|
True enough, the peeling is THAT subtle that I never experienced that after peeling dry skin you will usually get when you use products which promises peeling effects. It also wasn’t harsh on my face because there wasn’t any stinging sensation but it still left my face feeling beautiful and smooth and also kind of prevented mini breakouts. Although it kind of got me thinking if it is the soap or really just how I, generally, take care of my skin? Regardless, it might have helped because it’s still part of my daily regimen.
The Bad Bits:
I’m not really a fan of using bar soaps for my face but since this one is really produced to be okay whether you use it on your facial skin or the rest of your body, I gave it a shot. I’m also a very practical girl so I kind of like it if my facial wash/soap can also help in removing my makeup and this one doesn’t help in that department. I needed to use facial wipes prior to using this so that it can do its job on my skin and not on my foundation.
Photo: With makeup selfie
Photo: A no makeup selfie with my fiance. See how my no makeup face looks so smooth and clear? :)
I guess I’m giving this soap a rating of 8/10. Did it do its job in making my skin look and feel better? Well it did combined with my normal skin care regimen. So I’m definitely giving this a thumbs up and not just because I got it for free randomly. It’s been quite a while since I’ve used a bar soap on my face so kudos to Flawless for not making me regret it.
BTW, there’s this Sunburn Alert at the back of the packaging that says: This product contains alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and cause sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear sun protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards. So just watch out if you’d be trying this one out. Don’t use it before heading to the beach this summer, k?