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Beyond gelato and designer leather, this face and body bar is our favorite Italian import. The ultra-creamy moisturizing soap works into a fragrant lather that will leave your skin feeling nourished, never dry and taut. And, since it’s two-in-one, you can streamline your routine without sacrificing a thing.
I really tried to like this soap. It has all the qualities that made me want to love it. This soap is from Italy, is a higher end moisturizing bar, is suitable for face, body and can be used to shave with, to top it all off it is affordable. However, after several weeks of trying this soap it just did not cut it for me for a few reasons.
The first is this is a bar of soap. It is advertised as being a great soap to travel with as you can wash your face, body and shave with it, so it's an all in one. However, have you ever tried to travel with a bar of soap? I find it a pain. Where do you even find the bar soap holders anymore? Unless you plan on not bringing the remnants with you, it is just not practical anymore. I would much rather just bring separate travel bottles.
Secondly, it has a very overpowering floral scent. Supposedly relaxing but in the shower it is definitely stinky and overpowering. I will say I was gladly surprised to find it did not stay on my skin much after using it, bonus for me but not if you want to actually smell like your soap.
Thirdly and most importantly, I have normal to dry skin and although this is advertised as a "moisturizing" bar of soap, it made my face very tight and skin very dry. I was very displeased. It did seem to work for shaving but it dried my skin badly afterward. Badly, at least for a moisturizing bar. Quite frankly I have had better luck using a Dove bar of soap.
I will say, that my husband did use this soap. Yes ladies, husbands like to try products as much as us, they just do not let us know that. He actually liked this soap, the smell, the consistency and he said it made his skin smooth and soft. He has normal to oily skin so perhaps Birch Box just sent it to the wrong profile of person. Perhaps this is a soap better left to the men line.
I usually am very picky about my soaps. This particular soap smells amazing in the package and even more amazing on the body. It is a soft soap that goes on the skin well and creates smooth skin and a nice scent. I will definitely be purchasing this for myself again!5
I traveled to Italy a few years back and visted the gardens this soap is named after. Italy is full of wonderful suprises just like this soap. I normally use a bodywash but would consider switching to this product.4
I took this bar with me when I went to New York City in the summer time. It was hot and I felt like my skin was dirty the whole time. I was hoping when i washed my face with this product it would feel refreshing, but alas it didn't. And, because it is a bar, its much harder to travel with vs a cream cleanser.1
Lathers up nicely and leaves a barely there scent of "clean". If you prefer bar soap, this is worth a try.4
Love the fresh scent of this soap and how long-lasting it is! Very gentle.4
I love the smell of this soap, and it made my skin so soft! My husband even liked the Borghese crema cleansing bar.5
I love this product. I took it with me on vacation and it cut down on me having to take several other products with me. It is rich, creamy and fantastic smelling. I loved Borghese for years, but it is hard to find in a lot of stores.4
Smells amazing like roses,nice gentle lather, non-drying.5
I remember borghese from about 7 years ago when I worked in a beauty store. We stopped selling the product because Costco started to sell it so it wasn't a "specialty" product for our store anymore. Just not that excited about this...2