Review of Chagrin Valley All Products by jenaht
A friend of mine sent me a bunch of samples for my birthday this year to try since she was using them and having such great results. And I'm so glad she did. Let me just say that I haven't used "soap" on my face or body in nearly 20 years. I have always hated how dry, tight, and sticky my skin felt afterwards. I no longer have that problem!
These soaps are some of the most moisturizing products I have ever used on my skin. And it really is true that I don't have to use lotion after my daily shower because the soap did the trick for me. However, their lotion products are very nice as well. I'm a big fan of their Whipped Cocoa Butter and Lotion Bars - and even the Shea Butter. I use those products for my hands and feet and for when I want to add extra moisture to my body [like right before bed]. I have noticed that my dry and cracked feet are healing slowly.
My favorite body soaps are: Olive & Shea, Honey Butter, Chocolate & Almond, Chamomile & Calendula, and the Goatmilk, Oatmeal, & Honey soaps. They all have light to no scent and just make you feel good. They lather fantastically with my shower puff and leave my skin super silky smooth and soft. The Goatmilk is particularly soothing and calming if you have any skin rashes or fungus issues.
My favorite soaps for my face are: Carrot & Honey Complexion Soap [mature / sensitive skin], Goatmilk, Oatmeal & Honey soap [sensitive skin], and the Lavender, Oatmeal Spice soap [oily skin]. In particular the Carrot & Honey is FANTASTIC and my absolute fave. It is very creamy and it is for "mature" skin, as well as works well for sensitive skin. It is loaded with emollients and antioxidants that help with rejuvenating. I have noticed that my face is not normally as flushed in my tzone and cheek areas like it used to be [goatmilk is so good for that -and is also in the Carrot & Honey soap..] I do have combination skin as well as sensitive skin so it can be hard to find products that address both issues as well as what I've been experiencing. As much as I have loved my Olay Foaming Face Wash for sensitive skin - I haven't touched it since using these soaps!
I feel as if I'm truly pampering my skin. The packaging is great and simple - little paper bags. And the shipping is very reasonable esp. with the ability to get flat-rate. And the shipping is FAST. Customer Service rocks! I have turned a couple of friends onto this site and products and am slowly trying to get my mom to try as well.
I highly - HIGHLY - recommend these soaps. Ida is a GENIUS and I can't imagine myself ever using a different face or body cleanser.