Review of Chagrin Valley All Products by mpm64
Although, so far, I've tried only one of the several sample and full-size bars that I've ordered, I have to say that I'm very impressed with the one I've sampled (Rhassoul Clay & Yogurt Complexion Soap). Although I'm in my 40's, I have very oily skin, but with dry/rosacea patches, and this soap actually seems to calm my skin and reduce the redness. However, others have said that CV soaps are *so* moisturizing and not at all drying, but I find that this soap, while not overly drying, is still a soap, and so I do have to follow up w/ moisturizer. I love the earthy/natural scent, too. FWIW, I also ordered and tried the honey butter lip balm, which I like quite a bit -- the texture is a bit grainy, but it works just great -- and I also tried the "earth blend" whipped shea butter, which is a very nice shea butter, much better than my usual Palmer's for moisturizing. This stuff is great for feet, hands, knees and elbows. Like all shea butters, it works best if you apply it right after a shower, or after you've applied a more "watery" lotion. The scent is a bit overpowering w/ patchouli, but it does fade after a few minutes, so I can live with that.
EDIT: I'm upping my rating to 5 lippies, since I've now tried several soaps and they are simply the BEST -- they clean gently, smell fantastic, and are gently moisturizing. Will definitely repurchase!