8 Jun 2014

Osmia Organics Black Clay Facial Soap

A couple of months ago I finally placed an order with Osmia Organics! After discovering the brand could possibly help my PD I couldn't get them out of my mind. The Black Clay Facial Soap especially! I was being tormented by soap. I was a little hesitant at first but I remembered I used to use Lush's Fresh Pharmacy Soap on my face many years ago and loved it, plus after reading nothing but good reviews for this soap and brand in general there was no changing my mind. This dreamy soap was gonna be mine. 

(I would suggest if you're in the UK that you either pair up with someone else to split the shipping costs or just wait and pray for them to be stocked on our shores.. as shipping plus extra custom charges ain't cheap and I won't be making another order until they're stocked here!)

Upon first glance when opening my beautifully wrapped parcel I was a tad disappointed by the size of this little soap, but now two months on it's probably only lost about a quarter of it's size and I'm very impressed! I do not use this everyday but pretty darn close. It's a really great morning cleanser and makes my skin feel fresh and clean but without any harsh stripped or tight feelings like you would get from normal soap (this certainly isn't normal soap you guys) I also like using at night if I've used a heavy oil/balm cleanser as it removes any residue with ease. I would probably say if you have dry skin it's not for you, but you're in luck as they also have a Rose Clay Facial Soap for dry skin with added nourishing oils & the newly released Luz Enzyme Facial Soap to brighten up dull skin. Dreamy.

Though it isn't normal soap it is still soap and getting it in your eyes sure stings. I made that mistake twice within the first week and it's not happened since as I keep my eyes shut tight when rinsing it away and always keep a flannel on standby. Thanks to the coconut milk in this soap it makes such a wonderful creamy lather that I could literally stand there all day, it feels so good. There's also dead sea mud and Australian black clay in there to draw out impurities and balance skin without stripping it of it's natural oils. I do feel like this soap has actually helped my perioral dermatitis quite a lot and when it flares up I use it morning and night to calm it down again in just a few days, so for that alone I definitely think this soap was worth it.
I also wanted to mention that I don't keep this in the bathroom (germs) and bought a little soap dish for it especially to store with the rest of my beauty stash, a much more hygienic solution.

What do you think of facial soap?.. have you looked at Osmia Organics? Next on my list is their lip balm & the infamous miracle spot treatment! (please hurry up to the UK, Osmia!)

Ingredients: saponified oils/butters of olea europaea (olive)*, elaeis guineensis kernel (palm kernel)*, mangifera indica (mango), prunus amygdalus (sweet almond)*, cocos nucifera (coconut)*, ricinus communis (castor bean)*, persea gratissima (avocado)*, and simmondsia chinensis (jojoba)*, coconut milk*, dead sea mud, hematite (australian black) clay, proprietary blend of essential oils*, and rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) antioxidant*, GMO-free vitamin E oil


  1. Really hope they come over soon! I really want to try the Spot Treatment and Lux Enzyme Soap!

  2. Great review, this sounds like such a lovely product and I now definitely have my eye on the Rose Clay Facial Soap :) x

  3. Osmia is one of the many US brands as well as Caru and Marie Veronique organics that should be selling over here, I refuse to pay the extortionate shipping and customs but in your case I think it sounds worth it :) Xx

  4. Ooh I have had my eye on this brand for so long - their packaging and branding is so pretty, and they just seem right up my street. Shame about the postage costs :( Love your pictures, too! x

  5. I always think a facial soap would leave my skin really tight, but this sounds like a real treat to use!


  6. I adore Osmia, generally to me the shipping plus charges are worth it when it comes to this brand, but I don't order as often or as many things as I would like. Would be so much better if they had a UK stockist xx


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