At first I never gave it a thought that why soap and shower gels being face of similar coin are still different , as both has a common purpose of cleaning our skin . But recently seeing a growing number of shower gels had attracted me towards them and finally I was able to know the difference between the two.
Soap or shower gel , What is the Big deal ?
As you must have read my earlier posts where in I stated that Soaps are made by combining liquid fats like vegetable oils with an Sodium Hydroxide .These liquid fats gets turned into soap by reaction with sodium hydroxide .During this process the sodium hydroxide and water evaporates leaving behind the awesome soap. Where as shower gels on the other hand contains some basic ingredients (often sodium laureth sufate) and betaines , the chemical component that help it all stick together .
So what makes Soap and Shower gel different?
Shower gels have a stronger formulation in terms of combining essential oils, fragrances and Vitamins .Moreover shower gels are helpful in terms of keeping bathroom products away from common use and contamination. From the perspective of making a savings, soaps present greater chance of wastage due to moisture or when left in a wet soap – dish. In Comparison, shower gels are without such hassles .On the top of all , Soaps are more likely to leave skin dry and hence more vulnerable to allergic reactions and developing itches .In comparison , shower gels tend to create a thin, invisible film on the skin that prevents eliminating too much moisture from the skin.
After knowing and considering all above facts I explored various shower gels . But Personally when it comes to trying a New Product Type, I always prefer going for organic and natural ones . As By doing so I feel assured that though I am experimenting…. if it won’t benefit me okay agreed, But on contrary it won’t be able to damage my skin any how. Hence my search for shower gels landed me to “SoulTree”.
About The Brand
SoulTree is India’s first and the only range of certified natural beauty and personal care products developed by Vedicare Ayurveda Pvt.Ltd. The products are crafted from ingredients of natural origin , using natural oils and carefully selected Ayurvedic herbs which are grown organically or wild –crafted in the Himalayas. SoulTree products carry the assurance of BDIH seal, the German Hallmark for natural beauty products. In addition to the organic Ayurvedic hebs , these natural origin ingredients are derived from natural sources through strictly regulated processes to ensure that synthetic and harmful ingredients do not make their way into the products . No artificial colours, fragrances or harmful preservatives are added. SoulTree products are free of Parabens and silicones.
Every SoulTree Product comes in complete transparency and lists all the ingredients on each product label to allow customers to make an informed decision. SoulTree offers a wide range of Skin care, Hair care, Bath care and Beauty products available across the country in stores that stock organic and natural products.
USP of SoulTree
SoulTree Product Range
SoulTree has diversified their product range into Four segments :-
· “Amrita “ Ayurveda for Radiant skin which comprises Facewash, Cleanser, Moisturiser , Under Eye Cream , Lip balm , Anti Wrinkle Cream and Anti aging oil.
· “Keshava” Ayurveda for healthy , lustrous oil Which comprises Hair Oil, Shampoo and conditioners.
· “Ananda” Fragrant , Ayurvedic bath care Which includes Shower gel.
· “Mohini” Ayurveda for Beauty and Grooming include Colour Rich lip colours and Colour Kohl
Product in Focus
From Luxurious range of SoulTree the product that i am about to review is from their “Ananda” range naming “SoulTree Indian Rose with Cooling vetiver shower Gel “.
What Brand has to Say “Organically cultivated Indian Rose known for its skin smoothening qualities is collected at dawn to make pure rose water. It is then blended with the cooling extracts of vetiver (Khus) and luscious Aloe to make this aromatic ayurvedic bath gel , a Soap Free, Soothing and skin toning cleanser.”
Aqua , Coco glucoside ,lauryl Glucoside , Glycerine , Aloe barbadensis(Aloevera) juice, Vetiveria Zizanoides , Hibuscus Rosa Sinesis, Rosa damscena water , Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum , Onosma hispidum Ext, Parfum, sodium Levuilinate and Potassium Sorbate , geraniol , Linalool , Citronellol,Limeonene from cerrified organic farms.
Benefits: - This aromatic shower gel tones the skin, leaving it refreshed and moisturized .
Suitability: - Any skin type.
Price and Quantity: - Rs.250/- for 200ML.
Directions for use: - While Showering, use the gel with a natural loofah or a bath sponge and rinse .
Available at :- www.SoulTree.in For more Click Here
Being a Soap user till now I was very much excited to try this “SoulTree Indian Rose with Cooling vetiver shower Gel” . Being a first time user I had a a lot of expectations at the same time curiosity to understand practically the difference between Soap and Shower gel .As till for me both Soap and gel were one of a same thing. But things were about to change I believe.
This SoulTree Indian Rose with Cooling Vetiver shower gel comes in a translucent plastic bottle with a flip cap intact and beautifully labeled with SoulTree Logo and Product details. At first when I touched this bottle I could feel the silky smooth finishing of this beautiful SoulTree logo that Portrays Brand’s logo and signifies “Ananda “ Range .Personally I got impressed with SoulTree’s presentation and loved minutest details they took care of while printing this label as it has a complete list of ingredients and usage guidelines .
On opening it , I could feel this beautiful and subtle fragrance combined with Khus (Vetiver ) and Rose .However I felt Khus (Vetiver ) was dominating over Rose in terms of fragrance .But be assured this fragrance will stay for fewer seconds only. In terms of Texture and colour this Beauty is translucent light brown in colour and has a runny consistency which makes it ideal to use.
I used this product as directed on label , After one walk through plain water, I took a very small quantity of this gel into loofah and applied it , Though at first I Thought being a soap free formula , I would be needing more quantity of it ,but I was wrong. That small quantity within second created lather and keeps on running through like a cake walk. With passing time I could feel cooling sensation on my skin, that normally resembled the sensation that comes after application of rose water . I also realized that may be Khus (Vetiver) is there and dominating in terms of fragrance but Rose is also here which is working on skin. And making it feel rejuvenated and fresh by giving this cooling effect. After Few seconds I rinsed this gel with water and guess what?? This gel washed off without much ado that too in less time and left my skin fresh ,smooth moreover moisturized .I felt my skin just got toned and For the first time I felt my skin Silky and could feel my skin’s breathing.
To conclude I would like to say that this SoulTree Indian Rose with Cooling vetiver shower Gel is a luxury to be unraveled by people like us , Who though cleanse our skin regularly but are depriving it from moisturization and proper care .We are in love with our skin, agreed !! But our skin is not feeling loved by us at all , and that is why it remains dry , patchy , dull or un moisturized .To make our skin lovely ,to make it breath and feel rejuvenated “SoulTree Indian Rose with Cooling vetiver shower Gel “is the one that should be used , as Khus (Vetiver ) will provide our skin sootiness where in Rose will make our skin breathable .If I have to express my experience of Shower gel in word , then that word would be “ Pleasure “. As after using this I could shout out and say ;if you haven’t used SoulTree Indian Rose with Cooling vetiver shower Gel yet you are being deprived form this heavenly pleasure that won’t only make you feel rejuvenated but make you fall in love with your skin .So what are you waiting you guys Order this SoulTree Indian Rose with Cooling vetiver shower Gel Right now and experience nature’s beauty at convenience of your home .
I would rate this SoulTree Indian Rose with Cooling vetiver shower Gel 5/5 as it not only pleased me but introduced me with my skin.