Nourishing, balancing, and full of moisturizing ingredients, Osmia’s Black Clay Facial Soap deeply and gently cleanses normal or problematic skin.
Don’t Be Scared of Bar Soap!
It’s time to rethink cleanser. Bar soap has gotten a bad reputation, and we’ve become so accustomed to using liquid facial cleansers in plastic bottles that we’ve completely forgotten about their able-bodied cousins.
Entirely different than the cheaply mass-produced bar soaps of yesterday, the soaps by Osmia Organics are a nourishing treat for the skin.
When it comes to bar soap, Dr. Sarah Villafranco of Osmia Organics knows what she’s doing. She makes a wide array of some of the most luxurious, high quality soaps available.
Osmia not only starts with the finest ingredients (promising to use organic whenever organic is available) but then allows their small-batch soaps to cure for eight weeks; that’s a long time in the soap-making world! Taking it slow allows the soap to not only last longer but have a higher concentration of “the good stuff,” with significantly less water filler.
Inside the Ingredients
Ingredients: saponified oils/butters of organic olive, organic palm kernel, mango, organic sweet almond, organic coconut, organic castor bean, organic avocado, & organic jojoba, organic coconut milk, dead sea mud, australian black clay, an organic blend of essential oils, organic rosemary, GMO-free vitamin E oil.
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The variety of food-grade oils and butters in this Black Clay Facial Soap are remarkably nutrient-rich, but the two most exciting ingredients to me are the black australian clay and the dead sea mud. Earth products are having a much-deserved moment right now in skin care. Dead sea mud, in particular, has a long history of medicinal and skin-restoring use. If you peruse Google images for “dead sea floating,” you’ll quickly see that the Dead Sea isn’t an ordinary spot.
Dead sea mud is rich in minerals like silicon dioxide, magnesium, calcium, sulfur trioxide, and iron. The minerals present in this mud–and the australian black clay–are mildly exfoliant and plump up skin cells.
Essential Oil Safety
Using essential oils on the face is often a sensitive skin no-no. Fragrances, even the ones made from natural essential oils, have the capacity to irritate skin.
But I’ve found that Osmia’s use of essential oils never causes irritation or breakouts.
This combination of wild-harvested balsam of peru, atlas cedarwood, lemon and bergaptene-free bergamot essential oils was formulated to benefit temperamental perioral dermatitis skin-types. Those prone to less dramatic skin irritations should do just fine with the essential oils present in this soap.
Where to Purchase
Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap is $24 for a 2.25 oz bar that fits snugly in the palm of your hand. Purchase it here.
This product is part of my popular guide to natural skin care, Natural Skin Care: 99 Amazing Products to Transform Your Skin.*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own. **Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.