Trader Joe's • Savon De France Oatmeal Exfoliant Soap Ginger Almond • Gels/Soaps

rated 3.7(7 reviews)

Average Rating.3.7
Would buy this product again.71%

rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Kalya on 3/4/2013 8:14:00 AM more reviews by Kalya

Age: 36-43   Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm   Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

I love the oatmeal almond soap. It is a huge bar, difficult to handle (tends to slip out of my hand and get dents!) but the scent is great. There are specs of ginger, oatmeal and almonds that sort of act as exfoliating agents too. Just wish the almonds/oatmeal had been present as powder form, instead of bits. That would have been more beneficial to the skin.
The soap can be drying, in the winter. One huge bar lasts for about 4 months! Overall, I prefer this soap to using artificially-scented bars containing tallow. Wish there are smaller versions available (for travel).

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* sara942 on 3/24/2012 5:46:00 PM more reviews by sara942

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I've been eying this soap a while because it smells so, so good-- soft and yummy but clean. I finally bought it and I love it. It's not drying, the oatmeal is mildly scrubby without being scratchy, and the lather is so creamy and velvety that I can even use it to shave my very sensitive, dry legs! For $3, an 8.8 oz bar is reasonable, but I wish the bar was sold as half the size for half the price; it's an enormous bar and tends to slip out of my hands! I may chop the block in half and use it piece by piece. This is a great bar to travel with -- it's solid so it won't leak on your luggage, cheap so you won't be sad if you lose it, and it doubles as a shave cream! Love it.

UPDATE: I'm nearing the end of my bar and it's becoming a bit drying on my skin. Nothing unbearable but I probably wouldn't use this in the winter time. Still great for shaving though (somehow!)

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* izzybella on 2/28/2009 6:01:00 PM more reviews by izzybella

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

Nice soap for around $3. I love that it's natural and has bits of oatmeal inside the bar. I use this both on my face and body. It lathers up real nice into a milky, almost creamy consistency and doesn't strip my skin. I can't really smell the ginger but I bought it primarily for the almond scent. I'd definitely repurchase and would recommend it to those with sensitive skins.

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rated 5 of 5 mallorysusan on 7/21/2008 12:21:00 AM more reviews by mallorysusan

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Blue    

I love this soap. I've been searching for something with all-natural ingredients, and this seems to be the only one that doesn't leave my skin feeling weird. I love the smell (I'm a sucker for almond) and the fact that it exfoliates every time I use it because of the oatmeal in it. I want to try Trader Joe's other soaps, but so far, I'm in love with this one.

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rated 1 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* plumeriapassion on 5/27/2008 2:27:00 AM more reviews by plumeriapassion

Age: 19-24   Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Black    

Smells good, and is made of natural ingredients, but it dried out my skin horribly.

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* girlndocs on 4/1/2008 8:06:00 PM more reviews by girlndocs

Age: 25-29   Skin: Sensitive, Fair   Hair: Other, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Grey    

Gah! Drying. And overpriced for the quality.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* LolaBlue on 12/5/2007 3:10:00 AM more reviews by LolaBlue

Age: 25-29   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Green    

This is a very nice soap. It's 8.8oz and retails for $2.99 IIRC, so you get a lot for your money. it's a creamy white colour and you can see flecks of oatmeal in it. This time of year my skin is quite dry, so I'm always on the lookout for a moisturizing soap to help. I picked this up mostly because it smelled nice w/o being overly spicy from the ginger in it, but I was pleasantly surprised in the shower by how rich and soothing the bubbles seem to be. The scent wasn't heavy and didn't linger on my skin, but most soaps really don't anyway. While it's not a super moisturizing bar like Olay or Dove, it did help. I liked it so much that I went back and bought a few more as presents/stocking stuffers for friends and family.

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