Tuesday, January 5, 2010

AMW Reviews: Crabtree & Evelyn Goatmilk Triple Milled Soap


Crabtree & Evelyn has always been a brand that's quite luxurious for my taste.  My first C&E product was an airplane gift given to me by my uncle.  I think he's flying long haul business class thus he has this cute C&E pouch with all the cute mini toiletries!  That's my one and only memory of C&E.

Well, I do have a couple of more, I visited a friend in Shanghai and she's a die hard Crabtree & Evelyn Fragrances fan, so I bought a couple, as gifts.

I never purchased from this brand, for myself.

Thanks to my Aunt for gifting me this, made me realize, it does feel great to receive Crabtree & Evelyn products for a change! *laughs*

Crabtree & Evelyn
Goatmilk

Triple Milled Soap with Milk Protein



Did you know that?
I never use anything with "Goatmilk" or "goat" whatever in my whole life, this will probably be the first, you know why?  Craziness thought, in Chinese Calendar, I was born in the year of the Goat/Sheep...so, I have this...feeling...of...protecting my herd? *laughs out loud*  If you think I'm weird, it's ok, I still love you! hahaha 

Ok, back to reviews!

The Goatmilk Triple Milled Soap comes in a huge box with 3 bars of 100g soap.  The packaging is simple yet eye catching.



Crabtree & Evelyn says ---
Our creamy skin soothing soap for sensitive skin contains goat milk extract and milk proteins in a special moisturizing vegetable base.

Benefits:
  • Comforts sensitive skin
  • Enriched with milk proteins
  • Moisturizing
Scent: Soothing blend of fresh lavender and alpine flowers


Box of three 100g Soaps.

Ingredients:

Sodium Palmate. Sodium Palm Kernelate. Water (Aqua)(Eau). Fragrance (Parfum). Goat Milk (Lait De Chevre) Extract. Hydrolyzed Milk Protein. Sodium Chloride. Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate. Sorbitol. Glycerin. Propylene Glycol. Isopropyl Myristate. Bht. Tetrasodium Etidronate. Tetrasodium Edta. Amyl Cinnamal. Linalool. Coumarin. Geraniol. Benzyl Benzoate. Benzyl Salicylate. Methylparaben. Propylparaben. Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).


AMW says ---

Pros
  • moisturizing
  • smells great!  Not overpowering, just right
  • as compared to other moisturizing soaps, it doesn't melt as fast
  • lathers quickly
  • doesn't irritate my skin
  • feels clean after using this, other soaps that are luxurious doesn't make me feel clean lol
  • no oily residue
Cons
  • pricey
Overall
Paying Php315.00 (approx $6.80) for a 100g soap is quite pricey!  Seriously, not everybody could afford that!  And I myself, even with the driest of all dry skin couldn't shell out this much for a bar of soap.  But you know what I did?  Purchased as a gift!  I guess that's the power of packaging!  I honestly couldn't shell out this much amount of money for my own skin but I don't mind spending this much to gift this to someone as it looks really luxurious and it's, in my opinion, packaged to be purchased as gift!  Maybe its just me, but the marketing strategy is working!

Is it worth it?  Well, it's not a bad product, I love the scent, I love how luxurious I feel and how non-drying it is as compared to other regular soaps.  But with all the variations out there, we can easily purchase  moisturizing soaps without spending as much.


Moral of the review?

If you have the money, go for it!
If you don't...there are a lot of "me-eh-eh-he" (goat sound inserted here) soap out there!


Tips
  • always use a soap dish and keep dry when not in use
  • eventhough you are using a moisturizing soap, do continue with body lotion or oil after shower
  • if you really want to try this, you can purchase with a friend to save up :)
  • Crabtree & Evelyn have sales or bundles every now and then, keep your eyes open and try on their products during sale period.  They can go upto 30% off :)
Will I repurchase?
No for myself, yes as gift.

Where to purchase and how much?
Crabtree & Evelyn stores or booths for Php950.00 (approx $21.00) = 3 bars of 100g soap
 

100g fits my hand perfectly

 

What's the most expensive soap you've tried?
I guess this will be my "most expensive soap" for the moment


Keep smilin'
Stay happy!



17 comments:

  1. Oooh. I haven't tried too many Crabtree and Evelyn products but I use their Spring Hill scent hand cream and I really love it. You should try it if you get the chance.

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  2. It's nice to pamper yourself sometimes! I don't think I've ever splurged on soap before!

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  3. i was born under the year of the goat too nikki =)

    wow! that soap is so expensive!

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  4. i just tried the rose water soap bar too, smells like heaven! hmm i guess my most expensive purchase of soap will be the YUAN soap bar

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  5. I got this for christmas :D After reading your review, I'm sure I'll love this soap too

    Most expensive soap that I've tried are LUSH soaps. Regardless of the price, LUSH soaps made a huge difference in my showering habits so they're worth it!

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  6. I actually love a few of the Crabtree and Evelyn products including their hand therapy lotions and their lime and eucalyptus scrub! They really work! (And are actually cheaper than L'Occitane when they're on sale LOL). I've never tried any of their soaps yet though! I think I'm afraid that they'll just melt in our shower since I know how SO treats our Soapalaya Soaps bars. Sounds really lovely though!

    And LOL. ilu Nikki - you are so funny. =P

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  7. Protecting your herd? You're really cute, Nikki! Kulet mo =D

    The most expensive I tried is PureGlow's African Black Soap at Php 215/bar, and like you, I don't think I'll shell out anything more than that.

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  8. lol @ me-eh-eh-he
    you crack me up

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  9. Jen, I will take note on it :) Thanks!

    Arezu, I know , but this is a gift, so yeah, its nice other people pamper me :P

    GirL With GLasSes *high five* we're me-eh-eh-ing together? :D

    Xin, ohh I've smelled the rosewater cologne or something and it smells wonderful! I can imagine how great the soap smells!

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  10. Connie, :) Enjoy!!! I have tried Lush Soap but only a sample size, never bought full size of those :)

    Catherine, hand therapy lotion sounds wonderful, I may have to wait for sales! so far, this one doesn't melt on shower! :)

    Dang sis! LOL you know me..I'm the mother hen..or mother GOAT!:P I have never tried the soap you've tried! :)

    Mona, :D

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  11. That sounds good, too bad about the price. I've never used any expensive soaps. I tempted to try some from Lush but the price is putting me off. I can't bring myself to pay a lot for soap lol.

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  12. i was born on the year of the monkey..so no monkey milk for me too. hahaha. you are hilarious!

    just discovered your blog today. Bakit ngayun ka lang?

    have a great day gorgeous!


    I am Denise Katipunera

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  13. I've always wanted to try any of Crabtree and Evelyn's products but I haven't seen them here in our city. It's indeed pricey for a soap! Hehe. I used this not-so cheap goat milk moisturizing soap before and I must say they work really well. Maybe I can sweet talk somebody to give it to me as a gift. LOL.

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  14. I really enjoyed your review! I saw you on Stacie's blog and I wanted to follow you! I enjoy your writings!
    Sincerely,
    April

    aprilathena7.blogspot.com
    :)

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  15. Gio, same here, I don't know why but soaps aren't just meant to be expensive, well in my dictionary :) hahaha

    Denise, hahah monkey soap or milk will be really weird! :) Aaaww thanks for being a sweetie thanks for the comment, nice to meet you

    All Women Stalker hahahah go ahead and sweet talk someone now for this :) Goodluck! hahaha

    April, thank you April! You are so sweet for leaving a comment I'm glad you like what you read :)

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  16. haha yah that is expensive. i can't buy something like that either.

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  17. Crystal, i know what you mean :)

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