Soap & Glory Reviews – Original Pink, Sugar Crush, Smoothie Star, Orangeasm, Fruitigo, and Mist You Badly
With the exception of Heel Genius, I first tried Soap & Glory’s bath and shower line last autumn when I received a sample packet of the Righteous Body Butter with an Ulta online purchase. From there I bought Soap & Glory Clean on Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel, which I still love. For the price ($10 and up, depending on promotions), I haven’t found any other shower product that works so well and feels so luxurious.
After falling for Clean On Me, I set out to find more sweet surprises from Soap & Glory. A few months have passed and I have amassed a nice collection of Soap & Glory products, as shown below. Most of these items can be found online through USA retailers, but I’ve had to go international for a few special products!
Above: My growing collection of Soap & Glory products.
“Original Pink” is Soap & Glory’s proprietary blend of rose, bergamot, strawberry, jasmine, and muguet (Lily of the Valley). This fragrance has a certain resonance with me, even though I am sure I had never smelled it before getting that first sample packet of the Righteous Body Butter. It’s probably because the top rose note is classic and familiar. Rose is filled out well by the sweetness of strawberry and the smell of divinely fresh jasmine. I don’t really smell the bergamot and muguet notes individually, but the players work in concert to produce the beloved Original Pink fragrance.
Of the Soap & Glory scents, Original Pink seems to linger the longest on my skin. Whether it’s the hand soap or the shower gel, I can smell the sweetness for hours and hours. It is very likely too strong for those who are sensitive to perfume. And I don’t necessarily recommend layering Original Pink products lest you go overboard. I find that just washing my hands with Wash Your Hands Of It, is enough to please my nose for a while!
There is one outsider in the Original Pink bunch that (a) I’ve been using for several years now, (b) doesn’t smell like Original Pink to me, but has its own sweet smell and that (b) does such an incredible job that it doesn’t matter how it smells. Which one is it? It’s Heel Genius, Einstein!
Sidebar: I used to use Bliss Foot Patrol but one day Sephora (my mother-ship) stopped carrying it. (Yes Sephora used to carry Soap & Glory.) Alas, I was forlorn. But I put up my chin and checked ingredients in the other foot creams they carried. I bought Soap & Glory Heel Genius and soon I was smitten. It’s my “HG” foot cream! I could do a whole post about the ingredients needed in a foot cream, but I’ll simply say that hydration and balms (butter, oil, and petroleum) don’t cut it for thick calluses and heels that feel like sandpaper. You must have an agent, like lactic acid or glycolic acid, that exfoliates and softens. Heel Genius fits the bill.
Looking for Heel Genius? Try here.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Urea, Allantoin, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Acer Saccharinum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Menthyl Lactate, Menthol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Dipropylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Geraniol, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Yellow 5 (CI 19140)
Above: Soap & Glory “Classic Pink Rose” Fragranced Line.
From Left to Right:
Wash Your Hands of It – 8 oz pump (available here)
Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel – 16 oz pump
Hand Food – 4.2 oz
The Righteous Butter Lotion – 16 oz pump
Scrub of Your Life – 6.7 oz
Heel Genius – 4.2 oz
(Front) The Righteous Body Butter – 1.69 oz
Smoothie Star is a far departure from the heady Original Pink. Soap & Glory claims Smoothie Star is a mixture of sweet almond, vanilla, sandalwood and musk, but I find that each Smoothie Star product smells a bit different. For example, the Body Butter (trial size shown in photo above) and Whipped Clean Shower Butter have a definite almond and pistachio note, while the Rich and Foamous Body Wash has a soapy note (which I love)! On the other hand, Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub, with a maple syrup note, is less nutty than the others but simply edible smelling (don’t worry- the packaging reminds you not to eat it!) Of all the Soap & Glory products, the Breakfast Scrub is my favorite.
Above: Soap & Glory “Smoothie Star” Fragranced Line.
Clockwise starting with Rich and Foamous:
Rich and Foamous Shower Gel – 16 oz pump
Whipped Clean Luxe Cream Wash Shower Butter – 8.45 oz (found here)
Smoothie Star Lotion – 16 oz pump (found here)
Smoothie Star Hand Food – 1.69 oz (Limited Edition – may need to go to ebay to buy)
Smoothie Star Body Buttercream – 10.1 oz (here)
Breakfast Scrub – 10.1 oz (you have to try this!!!! look here)
Original Pink and Smoothie Star are both sweet, but Sugar Crush is really for foodie/ gourmand lovers because it’s good enough to eat. It’s a combination of lime, lemon, mandarin, vanilla, and musk, but it just really makes me think of Key Lime Pie ice cream! Amazingly Sugar Crush is not overly sweet because the vanilla / sugar is well paired with the juicy, refreshing, notes of citrus. The lime zestiness is what makes Sugar Crush a fun and safe option for different ages and sexes, in my opinion. I can even picture my husband using it in the shower.
Above: Soap & Glory “Sugar Crush” Fragranced Line.
Mist You Badly
Mist You Badly is a newer line in the S & G Bath and Body area. It is supposed to be “richer and warmer” than Original Pink, and features mandarin, freesia, magnolia, musk, and patchouli, along with bergamot and vanilla. The only true Mist You Badly product I have is “Clean Girls Body Wash,” (here) which is something new for my senses, but not my favorite S & G wash (at least yet). I’m setting out to buy “The Daily Smooth Body Butter” (here) and “Daily Smooth Ultra Rich Body Lotion” (here) from the Mist You Badly line so I can keep the scent on my skin for a longer time. I’ll update this content once I have done that! Also available is the spray fragrance Soap & Glory Mist You Badly Body Spray. But the one I’m most intent on getting my hands on is this interesting sounding product, Soap & Glory The Daily Soothe Bath Float (try here).
I put “Calm One Calm All” Bubble Bath (here) alongside of Clean Girls, even though S & G claims Calm One is scented with Original Pink. To me, Calm One doesn’t smell like the other Original Pink products but is still wonderful. I categorize it as a hybrid and put it here for now.
Above: Soap & Glory Clean Girls (Mist You Badly Fragranced) and Soap & Glory Calm One Calm All Bubble Bath.
It’s too bad Orangeasm is a limited edition fragrance because there is a demand for bath and body products that smell of fresh oranges! S & G’s line is certainly orange-y, with some extra zest of Sicilian lemon. It is not an overly sweet smell nor is it very multi- dimensional. Orangeasm is a straight-up, honest, zesty citrus smell. By contrast, Bliss’s Blood Orange & White Pepper line (which I love, incidentally) seems very sweet and mellow.
It’s worth picking up Orangeasm Body Butter, Orangeasm Exfoliating Body Polish scrub, and Orangeasm Body Wash while it’s available in the USA. My favorite of the trio is the Body Butter because it is amazingly thick and laced with extra zesty orange bits. The scrub is also an awesome product and will indeed leave you feeling polished.
Above: Soap & Glory Orangeasm Fragranced Line (Limited Edition).
While I wish Orangeasm was a permanent addition to Soap & Glory’s line-up, I would not lose sleep if Fruitigo was phased out. Fruitigo is indeed fruity… but it’s too much like a sickly sweet tropical fruit basket for my taste. S & G says it’s packed with frozen yuzu, sweet orange oil and pomelo. I wasn’t familiar with pomelo, but you can see one below. (It is a natural (non-hybrid) citrus fruit, with the appearance of a big grapefruit, native to South and Southeast Asia.) Is this what makes Fruitigo so overly fruity?
Pomelo “Citrus grandis – Honey White” – photo from Wikipedia
Fruitigo Body Butter and Fruitigo scented Foam Call Shower Gel are made consistently well as other S & G products, and are worth the money if you like the scent. Endless Glove is a supped up hand cream that doubles as a hand mask, and is also fragranced like Fruitigo. Again, it does a great job of moisturizing, but just isn’t for me! … The other products in the Fruitigo line-up are Pulp Friction Body Scrub and Butter Yourself Lotion, but I didn’t bother to pick them up.
Above: Soap & Glory Fruitigo Fragrance.
In sum, I haven’t tried a single S & G product that didn’t do its job well. I give special props to Heel Genius though, which stands out above all for how well it works. And I give special love to Breakfast Scrub because it’s so yummy.
There is something for everyone in the huge spread. You can’t really go wrong taking home one of these products. The prices are typically $10 and up for a full 16 oz body wash/ bubble bath and $15 and up for the scrubs and butters. In comparison, I couldn’t find a single body wash under $18 on Sephora.com.
So, what’s next for Soap & Glory? I hope their first initiative is to bring their whole spread to the USA for purchase! I’d also like to see a Chocolate scented line in the future and a line for those sensitive to too much fragrance. I’m thinking something akin to Philosophy 3-in-1’s that don’t leave lingering scents.
…Guess what? Soap & Glory also makes great quality and reasonably priced cosmetics! I’ll review and swatch several S & G lip products, a mascara, and blush, in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
Smell ya later!