Review: Slimming Soap

Thursday, September 19, 2013

DISCLAIMER: EVERYTHING WRITTEN IN THIS BLOG ENTRY IS SOLELY BASED ON MY OWN OPINION, AND ACCORDING TO THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY THE UNITED NATIONS, I AM ENTITLED TO SPEAK/WRITE WHAT THAT PLEASES ME DUE TO MY RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF OPINION AND EXPRESSION, OR IF THAT DECLARATION IS INSUFFICIENT FOR YOU, THEN WE CAN GO BY THE ASEAN HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION UNDER THE SAME RIGHT TO FREEDOM.

Now that, that is out of the way...

This is a review that has been requested by one of my blog readers.

As most of you Instagram users who shop via IG, and look through the hashtag #lookingfor, this product is something that you would commonly see.

These pictures were taken off Instagram. (Photo credits goes to whomever it may belong to)


A couple of months back... I purchased 4 pieces of this soap. Along with some slimming patches.

(Review on slimming patches coming up soon! Will talk more about it later!)

I was warned that each piece of soap is smaller than the usual soap bar that you buy from your local supermarkets or retail outlets. However when I opened my parcel, I was stunned for a moment when I saw the size of my soap bars.

Length: 4.5cm
(I realised that I forgot to align the soap at the 0cm mark when I was taking the picture)

Breadth: 4.5cm
(Same issue, forgot to align soap at 0cm mark)

The soap is about 2cm in height?

So, that makes the dimension for each piece of soap to be 4.5(cm) by 4.5(cm) by 2(cm).

I bet all of you are fishing for your ruler now to see exactly how long is 4.5cm and 2cm.

Is this the expression on your face now?
Well, that was my expression on my face.

I guess my reason for my reaction was because for the past 20 years of my life, this was the MOST EXPENSIVE piece of soap bar that I have ever purchased and was going to use.

That should be enough reason for that emotion, eh?

Besides, I WAS WARNED.

(flip table x1)



I bet the question that popped into almost all (or perhaps ALL) of your minds when you saw this product is... "Does this really work???"

Today, I will answer that question of yours, based on MY OWN EXPERIENCE and MY OWN OPINION.

Once again, I will proclaim that this review is subjective and is not to be taken into consideration if you do not have any faith in me and/or my words. (Not that there is any specific reason for you to have any in the first place unless you know me personally and/or truly believe in me)(I'm just saying)

After I got over my shocked reaction, the next thought that crossed my mind was.. "If this soap is indeed effective, then why not?"

Hence I used the soap dutifully for 2 months.

For the first week, I used the soap and the slimming patch together, and yes I noticed some changes in my physical appearance.. I had slimmed down however I did not know what was causing it. Therefore I stopped using the patches and carried on with the soap.

There were NO changes in my physique from then on, without the usage of the slimming patches.

It is written on the packaging of this soap that it is suppose to (I quote):

".. help reduce cellulite on and around the waist, thigh and buttock area, giving a smooth, supple and toned appearance."

For those who do not know what cellulite is, look at the example on the left.

Based on my personal experience and my own observation of my own body, the last time that I checked (which is in fact, now) the cellulite marks around my inner thighs are still present and they look exactly the same as they did before I started using the slimming soap. Hmm.. I wonder why.

(flip table x2)



Now, I will address another issue which is a question that has been asked pretty often..

"Is this product really from USA??"

(It is stated in CAPS and in bold on the packaging, "U.S.A. BEAUTY NUTRITIONALS")

Here's my answer (or more of, the answer provided by one of the sellers of this product):

Photo credits: @slimmingsoap1
(Actually the name of this store owner is practically sprawled throughout the image already)

So yes, question answered. And now you know the answer.

(flip table x3)



There have been feedbacks by people who have used the soap, that they have felt their skin tightening after using the soap. That is a sign of the slimming soap in action, isn't it?

Today I will unravel the mystery for all of you.

As I tried to better understand the benefits of the soap, I looked into the various ingredients that were used to make the soap and this is what I got from my research:

Seaweed extract

Seaweed extract: "Brown seaweed has been shown to cause cancerous tumors to self-destruct… detoxify the body of chemical build-up… and also burn body fat."

Ivy extract

Ivy extract: "(Ivy extract) is reported to tone and tighten the skin, while assisting in the removal of waste products from the body. For this reason, you will find ivy extract almost always is a key ingredient in products that aim to reduce the appearance of cellulite or promote weight loss."

Lime blossom extract

Lime Blossom extract: The only explanation that I had as to why lime blossom extract was added as one of the ingredients of the soap, was its ability to relieve stress and anxiety due to its soothing properties.

(FYI spelling error in packaging - they spelled lime blossom as lime BOSSOM - LOL)

Lanolin oil

Lanolin oil: A brilliant moisturiser. Derived from grease extracted from sheep's wool. And I quote, "(Lanolin oil is) a semi-occlusive breathable barrier, so it protects and absorbs at the same time. And once it penetrates into the skin, it holds up to 400 times its weight in water, so it's a fantastic moisture reservoir for skin."

So now, after loading you with the summarised version of the benefits of each of the ingredients, it is time for us to unravel the mystery question.

"Why do people feel a tightening feeling after using the soap???"

Answer: It is because of lanolin oil.

Ha! I bet you weren't expecting that!! Don't worry, neither did I!

From my research, I found out that when you moisturise your skin, because of the rehydration, it increases the elasticity of your skin and hence causing it to become tighter!

The reason why ivy extract is not the answer although it helps in toning and tightening the skin is because it has to be used in the form of a lotion or ointment in order for the ivy extract to take effect.

Therefore, key to tightening your skin...
Moisturise your skin EVERYDAY!

(flip table x4)



Now, back to the other 3 ingredients used to make the soap (ie. Seaweed extract, Ivy extract, Lime Blossom extract), you've read the benefits that they give and it sounds awesome, doesn't it?

Well I'm afraid that I have another bombshell for you: the benefits can only be reaped BEST, IF they are in contact with your body via the right method.

To reap the benefits of seaweed extract, it has to be consumed.

To reap the benefits of ivy extract, it has to be applied topically (meaning: applied to a localized area of the body or to the surface of a body part) usually in the form of a cream, gel or spray.

To reap the benefits of lime blossom extract, it has to be consumed either in the form of drugs or a cup of tea.

After saying this, PLEASE DO NOT over-consume/over-apply these products just because of what you have just read.

LIMIT is the way to go.


After writing so much, this is what I think:

"Honestly, it is not worthy at all getting this soap (each piece is priced at $5-8).

I wouldn't deny about its moisturising purposes, however if you are really keen on looking for a product to moisturise your skin, why not invest the money in a proper moisturising soap and/or moisturising cream/lotion?

It is easily available in the local pharmacies around your neighbourhood (such as Watsons, Guardian or Unity) or if not in your local supermarket!

I do know of several brands that are available in these stores which are really good! In fact, some of them are great for people suffering from Eczema!!

(Rod has Eczema hence my bank of knowledge on moisturising products)

(Eczema is a genetic condition of extremely dry skin, hence if a moisturiser has been proven to be good for Eczema patients, then it must really be a good moisturiser!)

Next thing, I can't tell you that the soap will definitely not serve its purpose of slimming. From my analysis, it helps a person to slim down by detoxifying the body of bad products.

What I can tell you though, is that out of 4 routes of administering a product into a person's body system, the topical route is the less effective one as there is little absorption of the product into the body system.

The topical route is only effective when you are trying to cure a problem that is on the surface of your skin.

Furthermore if you were to think about it, what is the point of using a product which you would..

  1. Rub onto your body
  2. Leave it on for a maximum time of 1 minute and hope that your body absorbs as much of its benefits as possible (I honestly do not know how much benefits can the body possibly even absorb within a minute!)
  3. Subsequently have everything rinsed away

It does not even make sense to begin with!"


After all that has been said, I will once again state that everything written in this blog entry is based on my personal experience, my personal opinion and my research on the internet.

It is to your discretion, as to whether you wish to purchase this slimming soap after having read this review.

Also, if you have been a user of this soap and have indeed slimmed down after using this slimming soap, GOOD FOR YOU!


P/S: Do you own a slimming patch and.. you think it works? Are you sure that it really works or is it just your mind playing tricks on you? Are you sure that the one you have in your hands right now is AUTHENTIC? I have discovered fake slimming patches circulating around IG. More details on my next beauty blog review.