With warmer weather already arrived in my neck of the woods, flesh that is perhaps not quite ready to be bared is having to be bared. So, I headed off to find a fabulous exfoliating soap, because those wimpy microbeads just don’t cut it for my skin. With my unbridled love for lotions, I need all the help I can get.
Enter L’Occitane Grape Exfoliating Bath Soap. Made with grape seed oil and grape juice from Provence, it is shaped nicely to fit in your hands. It uses apricot kernels as the exfoliating agent.
I have lots of things to say about this soap. It smells nice and clean, for one. For two, I’m thinking that Medieval monks that were into that self-flagellation thing would have approved of this soap. Kidding, kidding! Well, sort of.
It is not for the faint of heart, because you feel the exfoliation happening. Make no doubt about it that your body recognizes that a layer is being taken off. I wouldn’t say it was pain, exactly, but definitely a lot of sensation going on. Because of this, I don’t recommend it for use on your decolletage. For those with very sensitive skin, I would only use it on areas such as the elbows, knees, feet, and back.
Now, having gotten all that out of the way, this soap is fantastic. My skin literally feels like satin. I’m completely addicted to it, and I would be willing to hock some of my jewelry to keep myself supplied. I keep touching myself, it feels that good. Luckily, it is only supposed to be used once or twice a week, so the sting of a ten dollar per bar price tag is lessened a bit. This would be unbeatable as a prep for self-tanning lotion.