Dang it, I am doing nothing to help downplay my image as a softy when it comes to ratings. But thanks to advice from a lot of pre-existing MUA reviews, as well as learning from my skin care mistakes in teens and twenties, I have sidestepped buying so many products that would have ended in grief.
This is a great soap for people with mild rosacea who want the treat of a little scent. Tough thing about rosacea is that fragrance is a major irritant and has to be avoided; so many "all natural" products promoted are dreadful for people with rosacea. But, just because you can't have fragrances in face products doesn't mean you don't wish for an olfactory treat. Fortunately, almond oil, while having a pleasant scent, is not an irritant usually for people with rosacea.
Love the soap--the fragrance isn't overpowering and doesn't linger after washed off. Very, very gentle, but no film or residue left on face like Dove can sometimes do. Really wish Caswell-Massey would do an actual almond cold cream for makeup removal--even passed request on to a C-M customer rep. One downside is price, but I snagged 24 one ounce bars for a great deal on the internet, so please comparison shop for bargains, you never know... Am passing on pricey soap preservation trick for those of y'all who hate how much of really good soap ends up dissolving in soap dish. After using soap, while still wet, wrap in small, dry washcloth, trying to make a point of placing soap in same spot of washcloth. After a week of doing this, dampen washcloth and you'll find all that melted soap collected in washcloth, which you can then use on face or body. Not a HUGE amount of soap lather collected on washcloth, but a decent amount, and who hates to waste even a little bit of beloved, pricey soap? After using this washcloth, launder it, meanwhile starting process all over again with another small washcloth. Also, by wrapping soap in dry washcloth, less likely for soap to slip out of soap dish on floor.