I know you've probably seen a lot of bloggers sharing about this new release from Kahina Giving Beauty. It launched with quite an explosion! I mean, this product is unique. I've never used a soap like this before and I really wanted to give it an in depth experimentation process to see if the results were worth the weirdness or if it was just...well, weird.
First off, the "soap" has a similar texture to really thick vaseline or pomade. But a bit more slimy than sticky.
It also smells like eucalyptus which is one of the only two ingredients that makes this product up. (Interesting fact: traditionally Beldi soap- also known as Moroccan Black Soap- is made with olive oil and olive paste).
To get the true and intended benefits of Beldi soap people typically steam for 10 minutes (making sure the skin is moist and pores open). Then they smear a good amount of the soap all over the skin and let it sit for another 10 minutes or so. Finally, they take a special sponge- in this case, glove- to gently lather up the soap while exfoliating at the same time. The total amount of time needed to do this properly is about 30-40 minutes- which is why in Morocco, it's commonly done at a Hammon or Bath House
But here at my house...ain't nobody got time for that.
So, what I've been doing is:
At the end of my shower- once my pores are open....
1) put on glove
2) with glove scoop out soap
3) with soap in glove, start gently scrubbing skin- like you would do with a liquid body wash.
4) gently rinse off
My skin is left feeling clean, moisturized and smelling amazing- if you like eucalyptus- and I doooo! I can't imagine what the results would be if I was in a luxurious bath house, the time to do this right and someone else smearing, lathering and scrubbing for me- Heaven!
Overall, I think it's a great product to have in your "treat day" arsenal. It's definitely weird....but the weird is indeed worth the results.