Kyoto is full of unique beauty and skincare finds. I discovered this soap during a long hike to see the Bamboo Gardens.
Charcoal soaps have been around for ages (see Lush and Peach and Lily) so at first I thought nothing of it. However, once the sales agent pulled out a translated version of all the ingredients that went into this baby and then followed it with a test drive on the back of my hand, I was sold.
Black Paint is made with 21 natural oils, plus honey, charcoal and many other yummy ingredients for the skin- minus preservatives, chemicals or mineral oils. This magic formula helps to literally pull the dirt out of your pores, leaving your face super clean.
Usually charcoal soaps leave my skin feeling tight and dry, but because of all the amazing oils in Black Paint my skin feels soft and totally nourished afterwards.
It takes a lot of self control not to use this more than once a week. Stupid me only bought one bar thinking that I'd be overloaded with products already...but, you really can't get enough of a good thing.
I also bought a tiny bottle of the Rose Oil Water. It's suppose to prep your skin for the rest of your routine- serum, moisturizer, etc. It smells wonderful and leaves my face dewy and plump.
Here's a video I found that shows how to use it and what it does. It's a bit strange, but you'll get the point.