Tuesday, 2 April 2013

••• SOAP & CO Product Review •••

SOAP & CO Product Review (Body Scrub, Hand & Nail Kit and Mineral Peeling Gel)
Available to purchase form their official site : Click Here


Disclaimer: All the products shown on picture were not given for free to review, they were purchased for the intention of using them as a consumer.

This review is on my purchase from Soap & Co company for the first time from Westfield Shopping Centre which I have recently started using and fallen in love with and I thought It was worth sharing my opinion on this Brand ( Don't think it's very known) as not many reviews can be found on this Brand.




As you can see from my Haul It's quite a few products that I've purchased from their counter at the Westfield Shopping Centre. This lot cost me £55 altogether. The products I got are in Patchouli Lavender Vanilla. 

Hand and Nail Kit (Available to purchase here for £39.99)


I'll start with the Nail and Hand Kit that I purchased from the counter. All of these products were in a box and I've thrown it away unfortunately :( . Available to purchase for £39.99 however I only paid £25 for the kit and thought it was worth trying and my nails were in a very bad condition at that point.

The kit contains:

  • Cuticle Oil : used it to rub around my nail area to prevent breakout and seems to be working for me  as it softens the skin and saves from dryout :)


  • Nail Buffer:  Application 2-4 weeks. Each of them has coloured surface for different feautures towards achieving a perfect strong shiny nails. It brings out the natural nail oil from inside your nail and gives you a shine as you can see from the picture. Magic!


  • Hand and Body Lotion: I love this! can't believe how moisturising it is. Being a Not So Proud Dry Skin Owner, I gotta admit it feels smooth(est) on my skin after apply and it's perfect for super dry skin like me. Can be used for both hand and all over the body.


  • and last but not the least a Nail File which does its job.


Many people may think it's a bit pricey (£25 for a Nail Kit!) but I honestly think it's worth it!
Next time you pop into Westfield Shopping Centre, don't forget to pick one of these kit! :)

Body Scrub (available to purchase here for £34.99)

350ml 1 year supply for 1 person.


I have previously owned a few body scrub and to be honest I am to lazy in the shower to use them. However this Body Scrub don't just smell yummy, it also has perfect sby exfoliating the dead skin shells and creates circulation.

I was given one of these jar and asked to pay £35 and I never spent that much money on a body scrub! I said to the lady that I can't afford it! Then she offered me, if I buy the body scrub , she'll give me the Mineral Peeling Gel for free! (which I'll talk you through about in the next picture)
I was tempted as when I tried the product, I could really see the difference straight away! My skin started feeling like a baby! I DO NOT regret paying £35 Quid for this product :)


Mineral Peeling Gel (not available to purchase online RRP £60)



This product is the last but certainly not the least, infact the most favorite one! Sorry can't seems to find this product on their website unfortunately. As previously mentioned, this product came for free with my Body Scrub purchase and worth £60 on its own!

Now , I was thinking, hmm really? then I tried a little bit on!
O - M - G !
 I have been looking for a peeling gel for ages and didn't really thought how good it can work on your skin! This product peels away dead skin cells, make up residue and clogged dirt in seconds!  I have been using it regularly as I wear make-up everyday at work and I couldn't ask for a better product than this! My skin feels renewed and clean like never before! Highly recommend this product!



Bottom line, I loved using all the products I purchased and so glad that i discovered this brand. 

How you heard about Soap and Co?
Or are you thinking of purchasing their products?
What do you think about them?

Please feel free to comment

Love, Fatema x x

63 comments:

  1. That's a great review. I've not heard of the brand, but I'll definitely look out for them!

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    1. Please do!
      My next item to buy on the list is their Body Butter :)
      xx

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    1. Thanks hun
      Will check out your blog
      Please don't forget to follow me :)

      x

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  3. I've got the scrub and the peeling gel!
    The peeling gel does wonders and after a few days you really start to see the difference. You've reminded me to start using it again :)!
    xx

    priyankahairandmakeup.blogspot.com

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    1. Hehe
      It's a great product isn't it?
      And I got it for free with the other purchase so can't complain
      Do make sure you use it :)
      Don't forget to follow me hun
      xx

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    2. For the soap&co peeling gel, be careful, it's a scam: they sell you between 20 and 65 £ a very cheap product, and overall, useless. Please read this post, explaining what is the product (and that's why you cannot find it in a "real" shop, obviously...!: no complaints, no refunds...!
      This product is sold by some mysterious huge parent company who has many differently named stores and rebrandings of the exact same products. For example, "Soap and Co" and "Deja Vu" are other versions of "Deep Sea Cosmetics." I think this is done on purpose so that it will harder to research their scams. Anyways, this "peeling gel" DOES NOT exfoliate at all. The glycerin and aloe vera gel are what leave your skin feeling soft and looking good- two very cheap ingredients. The "dead skin" you see is actually plastic. That's why the gel will produce "dead skin" over and over and over without ever leaving your skin feeling raw or scrubbed off. Also why it will produce "dead skin" on literally any surface. I did some cursory research on the ingredients, and here is what I found:

      Ingredients: aqua (water), sd alcohol 40, glycerin, propylene glycol, carbomer, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, phenoxyethanol, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract, camellia oleifera extract, cucumber (cucumis sativus) extract, maris aqua (dead sea water), sodium hydroxide, fragrance (parfum), polyvinylalcohol crosspolymer, triethylene glycol, tocopheryl acetate (vit.E), Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, triethanolamine, ginseng (panax ginseng) extract.

      SD alcohol 40: Rubbing alcohol. Evaporates faster than water. Dissolves surface oils on skin. (Can dry out sensitive skin.)

      Glycerin: Humectant. Readily absorbs water. Attracts water from lower layer of skin and increases moisture on surface of skin.

      Carbomer: Helps distribute or suspend an insoluble solid in liquid. Used to keep emulsions from separating into their oil and liquid components. Absorbs and retains water.

      Aloe barbadensis leaf juice: Aloe vera gel. Cheap and moisturising.

      Phenoxyethanol: An aromatic alcohol. Has a floral odor. Soluble in water. Used as a preservative. Evaporates quickly.

      Sodium hydroxide: Lye. Highly alkaline. In small amounts, regulates pH of a product. In higher concentrations in a significant skin irritant.

      Polyvinylalcohol crosspolymer: This one is a creepy ingredient because I couldn't find out much about it. From what I gathered on Google, I think it's a solid dry powder that is insoluble but dispensable in water. Used as a bulking agent.

      Triethylene glycol: Colorless, odorless viscous liquid. Used as a plasticizer for vinyl. Widely used as a dehumidifying agent. Attracts and absorbs water.

      Triethanolamine: Strong base. Used as an emulsifier and a surfactant. pH balancer. (I found something that says it may cause liver tumors in mice.)

      As for the "extracts" and "minerals," those are just thrown in to make this product sound fancy. They're in such small amounts that they might as well not be there.

      I'm not a chemist, so I don't 100% understand how these chemicals are interacting, but I'm pretty sure that most of the ingredients evaporate as you rub it on your face, leaving behind the no-longer emulsified vinyls and polymers. This is a grossly overpriced gimmick product made with cheap ingredients and its only real function is a moisturizer (because of the glycerin and aloe vera gel.)

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    3. I totally agree. Apart from their nail kit everything else seems cheap which they are selling very expensive. I have their body scrub, body butter and nail kit in patchouli. I just bought the kit for nail buffer. I would never buy anything again from them as their body butter is very heavy and does not absorb into skin and make me uncomfortable. I prefer avon shea body butter over this brand. They will make you spend a lot of money once they cature you.

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    4. Further i was not convinced with their peeling gel which made me laugh at the counter did not buy as i knew its a chemical which breaks down on the skin and not the actual skin. And the lady wanted me to buy their facial serum which was around £125 or more and thankfully i did not buy it she applied it on my skin and in a few minutes i could not feel anything. I brought all the expensive rubbish at home did not like anything exept for nail buffer even not impressed with the hand lotion and cutical oil included in the kit. Next time look for asunstitute for nail buffer. Good thing is there is a life time warrenty on buffer u bring it in the shop and exchange old with the new. But this is again a gimmick to make the customers come back so they can sell more products..

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    5. Wanted to make a quick exit but ended up had to limit my losses to 60 pounds. Felt fishy right from the start as the salesperson was quoting prices at well over 100 pounds for one product and then out of the blue she could be giving this and that for free? And one more thing, there is no vat refund for tourists and when I gave her a frown, she gave a sheepish smile. Hopefully nobody should pay the tuition fees again

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  4. Hi I recently bought the peeling gel and the scrub... But I am not sure if I am using correctly. Do you damp your face before using it or do you use it dry? Many thanks

    It was really helpful the review.

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    1. Hello Tine
      Thanks for poping by!
      You use the peeling gel direct on your face and make sure it's dry otherwise it'll be hard to peel of anything if your face it wet
      Hope this helps xx

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  5. I have the mineral peeling gel, hand and body lotion and body scrub but after using them I came out in a horrible rash that lasted a week and the peeling gel face product made me come out in spots. I dont like the products for these effects but wondered whether I am using them incorrectly or dont have the right skin type.

    Please advice me

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    1. Oh dear!
      Very sorry to hear that
      Have you been switching products recently?
      It may be because a new product on skin takes a while to settle down especially when you're using different products(new) at once rather than the regular once. So, I suggest not to use them right now if you're skin's not liking it and when it's in better condition try it one more time and see what happens.
      If you still have rush, pots, blemishes etc then stop using these products as you may be allergic to it xx

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  6. new follower! fab blog and fab giveaway :)

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  7. hi
    does some 1 felt burning sensation after using peeling gel

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    1. hey Zara
      I would stop using the product immoderately and take the product back to the counter for further help x

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  8. Hello Fatema
    Just for an update, does the mineral peeling gel really work ? I bought it yesterday..
    xoxo
    sissi

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  9. Tweety Girl 19639 July 2013 at 09:29

    Bought the nail kit today - they have new shop (Sakare) in Covent Garden. Couldn't afford the other stuff yet, but was very tempted by the body scrub and peeling gel, which was demonstrated on my hands. Like my new shiny nails!

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  10. hi,
    ok bought these products. U might b surprised to hear we actually got the scrub and the body butter for free with the peeling gel. (£60 for 3 products).
    i personally think they are just normal formulas if not something quite cheap in a nice packaging. (its this suspicion that got me searching for reviews, and we got them from westfield as well).
    the scrub is only dead sea salt which can b purchased from any drug store for fraction of the price.I could write more about these products but its enough for now.
    Maheen Hayat

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  11. The sale staff seem to be very pushy in fact the first question he asked me was if 'I spoke English' I suspect because I'm Asian although this was in Stratford- quite prejudice a

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  12. The staff are very pushy indeed not to mention RUDE!!! I was with my partner just walking along minding my own business when one of the sales assistants came over to me pointing rather rudely at my face, to the point where even passers by were looking. I suffered from mild eczema as a child which has left a few marks on my face. The SA steered me towards the kiosk and introduced me to products which she claimed would CURE me of my eczema. When i told her that she shouldn't make such misleading comments and that does she actually have any medical proof of this she went quite and tried to change the subject. She commented that the deal she is offering me if worth £150 but she will do a deal for me of £55. when i declined the offer she got her manager to come and give me another one of the sales pitches all while rather rudely pointing and prodding my face and wildly claiming the products cure 'most skin conditions'.

    At this point my boyfriend could see my discomfort and was very pissed off and told them both were to stick their pushy sales pitch whilst also threatening to report them to trading standards for falsely promoting their products and lying to customers about the so called 'Cures'.

    My advice would be to steer well clear, they are obviously on commission and would do anything to make a quick buck. If you do like their products don't be fooled by their prices they are often wildly exaggerated.

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    1. I have doubts about this post because its posted on every blog copy/paste. Its a hate-ish coment and i can tell , cause i live on the same street so i pass them every day, that they are not rude or agresive. In fact i find the nice and funny. They are young people always with a smile on the face. Of course they are salespeople so they have to sale. But i've never been pushed to buy. We are adults. We take our own decisions.

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  13. Check this out http://londonbds.org/tag/soap-co/

    Soap and glory are known for their pushy sales techniques and it appears are run by illegal immigrants

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    1. you are quite right

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  14. I have just bought the face peel on it's own, apparently the price before was over £60 but got it for £22.50 which is still a lot for a brand I have never heard of. I tried it out tonight and although it does feel smooth, I wonder if it is just a gimmick and that isn't really dirt but just a reaction of chemicals. I didn't buy the scrub although it felt like it worked it was too expensive for some salt. I went to Boots and bought 3 for 2 on Sanctuary soap scrub!

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  16. Hi I would definitely stay well away, the saleswoman was awful. Never experienced such rudeness before. Westfield in Stratford, drags me to the counter, as soon as I said no, she was talking to my male friend saying you should by it, look at your face you have blackheads. .he had nothing to do with it but started putting him down about it. As we walked off she was like well you carry on looking that way.. and she feels sorry for him :| I was mortified!

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    1. Thats the worst customer service i have ever heard

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  17. This company also seems to be trading as Sakare with shops in Covent Garden and New Bond St. I was waylaid on the pavement outside the Bond St store, asking what I used on my face. I walked on. But my husband was less savvy and bought four nail kits for £80, the contents of which were (in my opinion) worth a max of £10. Stick with Boots and never be pushed into buying expensive nonsense on impulse! Male Christmas and birthday shoppers beware!

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  18. thanks for all the comments - more bad than good I might add - good advice i feel and yes they are very pushy and literally you can buy dead sea salts any chemist ,....I was interested but now I will think again as more negative feedback than positive

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  19. Have just been ripped off by them too...on Bond St. Can't believe they fleeced me for $80. Will go back tomorrow to try to return them...that will a challenge and wonder if I'll walk out spending another £80!

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  20. i bought those products too and a facial mask which does wonders
    salesman was a bit pushy but regardind the products they are amazing!

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  21. Hi, I like their body butter and recently decided to buy them online rather than going to Westfield. I ordered three jars, they came in a padded envelope (even though they are glass jars) with one of them completely smashed (not even cracked) and another with small dents on its lid. I contacted the customer service and has been completely ignored for the last 2 weeks. I don't think they have a customer service!
    so DO NOT BUY THEIR PRODUCTS ONLINE!! Also agree sales woman I had was very pushy (kept going on even though my 2 year-old was crying with hunger and had to be fed) and when we didn't buy the products from more expensive range she visibly got annoyed. Highly unprofessional way of running the business, they should go back and learn that their business model also includes customer service!!!! (sorry for the rant)

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  22. I has my own interesting encounter with the Sakare salesguy some time back. He was quite forward but polite so I was patient with him. Once I was lead into the store I was quick to notice the neat aesthetics and how the products were showcased. However things started getting interesting when the salesman started trying one product after another. I initially remained skeptical but when he gave a sucker deal, I felt for it. As I walked back out of the store, it did click into my mind whether I have been ripped off. Anyway I reached back home and tried out the hand cream and facial toner that I brought and was suitably impressed. The facial toner instantly removed all traced of grime from my face and left my skin refreshed to the core. Moreover it kept the skin soft and moist which made my day. Here’s my 2 cents – guys at Sakare are pushy but their products rock and are worth every pound you spend on them

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  23. I am from Belgium and I was in London a couple of days ago to celebrate my birthday. I still feel bad about the amount of money I spent in the Sakare shop in Covent Garden. My husband and I just passed by and one of the salesmen asked where we were from. We ignored him, because I hate pushy salespeople. But he then jumped in front of us and offered us a free cube of soap and asked us to come in. He said it would only take a minute. We went in, I still don't know why. And when we came out, it was probably 40 minutes later... He first demonstrated the nail kit and I have to say I was surprised by the result. I just turned 30 the day before, so I wanted to treat myself and decided to go along and buy it. After that, he tricked me into trying the salt scrub and the mineral peeling. I already told my husband that I didn't want to buy anything else, but it was hard to refuse. The salesman asked me if I liked the products and yes, I did. But that didn't mean I wanted to buy everything he had in store! Yet he had already taken the products aside for me. He then offered me a deal, so I would get certain products for free. My husband said I deserved a treat and so I went along with it. Although at that point, it started getting really irritating and I just wanted to leave. However, I just didn't see a way to do that. The salesman then decided to try and sell me even more and started to comment on my face and complexion. I just turned 30, but I think I can safely say that I look younger. Still, he tried to trick me into buying a facial treatment (a serum and something else) that would have the same effect as botox. Seriously? I don't think any woman of my age should think about using botox or anything like it. He saw my expression and then tried to convince my husband that it would look a lot better. To be true, I did look less tired when the product was applied. But he then told me the price and that just closed the door for me. I really wasn't going to spend 250 pounds in one shop on beauty products I've never heard of. So I said no to that. He made me feel like I had to explain why I didn't want to buy it. It really shouldn't be like that! In the end, I did leave with the nail kit, the body salt, body butter and mineral gel combo. When he told me the price, I hesitated, because it was so much. He had told me the prices while I was trying the products and he just threw some numbers around. It was totally confusing. I payed anyway, but I felt uneasy and ripped off leaving the shop and now that I read about this company online, I feel even worse. I wanted to look up the prices online to see if I really did get a deal, but their website only shows a couple of pictures.

    I don't consider myself an easy target, I am not easily impressed and not easily pushed into something. But the way they pitch it to you, is so sneaky! I'm ashamed that I let them push me around like that. I learned about these practices in law school, consumer rights etc... and I always thought it wouldn't happen to me. But it did and I feel so ashamed! I can only hope that people read this and have the courage to say no and be rude if necessary!

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  24. I absolutely love this brand.... I have all there products and the staff are great they tell you every little detail and I have eczema and it has helped me so much I would highly recommend this product to everybody!

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  25. Just wanted to add to the thread since I got ripped off today too, walking down New Bond St. I fell for all their sales tactics without thinking how was it possible that the sales person could give discounts, and various deals seeing my hesitation in making my purchase.

    In the end, walked away with the mineral peeling gel, body scrub and nail kit for £65. Ripped off for sure but based on the glu like review about the peeling gel, I am going to stay clear of using any of it on my face.

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  26. wow I've been using this product for a week now and my skin Is so much better, this product is so quick and easy...I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!! guys with acne and skin problems I really recommend this it is so good... and is worth every penny!

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  27. My boyfriend bought me the body scrub, a jar of body cream, a nail kit & the mineral peeling gel. The scrub is amazing and I love it, although I would not of paid £45 for it! (He said they gave him the body lotion free with the scrub). The nail kit is ok, nothing special, don't know how much he paid for it. The mineral peeling gel..... maybe I'm not using it correctly, but it leaves 'bits' on the fine hairs on my cheeks and jaw bone. I've not read that anyone else has had this.... maybe its just me. I'm getting a bit of a break out aftef only 2 days of using it, but I'm hoping it'll get better soon. He bought this at Westfield Stratford, & knowing him, was probably pushed into it (he got it for me for valentines)....

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    1. As my below message said, it is NOT skin that it peeling away...that's why it leaves "bits" on the fine hairs...when did you ever hear about your own skin clinging to your hairs. It's their glue like substance

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  28. To confirm, the peeling gel is a SCAM - It does NOT peel your skin...the just congeals to leave lumps. Try it yourself on a worktop or try it again on your hand...then again and again...how much skin can you possibly have....the "skin" i.e. gel lumps will form over and over

    dont get me wrong, I thought it was amazing and maybe it was all in my head, but now i know it's a waste of money i wont be using it again out of principle. Perhaps the oil in the gel is what gives yuo a glow. It certainly isn't the peel

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  29. I was fooled in to buying the nail kit and body scrub with the free face gel for the heavily discounted price of £55 yesterday. I feel like a fool as i never go for things like this and i couldn't do a search online because my phone was at the apple shop being repaired (that is where i was heading to). I'm going to return the products later.

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  30. I recently bought some Sakare/Soap & Co products at the New Bond Street store (mineral peeling gel + nail kit for £55 total). Basically I wasted £55 on products that I didn’t want or need following a high pressure sales technique and I’m writing this as a warning to others. The sales assistants will approach you in a friendly manner in the street but will have got you to part with money before you can even blink. I’m as angry at myself for falling for it (I’m 51 and should know better!) as I am disappointed with the products which are in no way premium products that are worth their official price tag. Like others who have commented, I think I bought the products just to get out of the shop. I was unfamiliar with this brand as I have not lived in London for a long time and wouldn’t normally buy beauty or cosmetics products without researching them first. I think I was also taken off guard because I was not expecting high pressure selling in a prestige shopping area. In a department store beauty section the assistants promote and sell the brands strongly, but there is always time to say “I’ll think about it” and they don’t hassle you if you walk away. The Sakare sales technique is to not give you time to think. It obviously works.
    With regard to the mineral peeling gel, I used it once and never again (if I lived in London I would have taken it back and tried to get a refund). As other reviewers have pointed out, the bits that appear when you rub the product on your skin are bits of the product itself and not bits of dead skin as “demonstrated” in store. Also, it essentially turns into a type of glue on reacting with water and this stuck to the fine facial hairs around my jaw line. Initially I thought it was bits of skin hanging off but then I realised it was product stuck fast to the hairs. It has taken about 4 days to disappear completely and I have been left with a patch of rough, dry skin. Notice how the in store demo of the product is done on the inside of the wrist where there are no hairs. Take a look at the ingredients list - it’s mostly water and petrochemical based content, with the mineral content being fairly minimal I expect. I believe it’s basically a cheaply produced, gimmicky product made out to be a premium product. Also this particular product does not appear for sale on their website, which I find strange.
    As for the nail kit – it’s OK but nothing special, certainly not worth its official price (although I got it “free” with the promotion). There are better products for less money at places like Boots and the Body Shop. The sales guy made out that the buffer was something miraculous, but they are nothing new and you can buy them cheaply anywhere!
    I am putting my experience down as an expensive lesson, but I won’t go near their products again.

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  31. I completely echo the comments of the lady from Belgium and the lady immediately above. I am devastated to find out the information on this site about the Israeli backing of this 'company' and the exploitation of their employees: http://londonbds.org/tag/soap-co/. The sales patter was exactly like the scripts posted on that website and I can't believe I fell for it. I used the products when I got home, and they seem fine, but for the price I could have got something really high-end and these products are obviously not.

    I have donated the same amount I stupidly spent on the products (£55) to Save the Children's Gaza campaign and set up a monthly donation. I have NEVER fallen for pressure selling before and am an extremely sceptical consumer. Just looking at the products makes me feel terrible and I would throw them away if I hadn't spent so much money on them

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  32. I was down in London near Covent Garden and went into your shop. As a psychologist I observed the very clever sales techniques used by your staff. All credit to them. They were there to sell and I thought they came over as very pleasant.
    Why is it some people just seem to enjoy being so negative ? I really can't stand reading comments from people complaining about being forced to buy products as if they have no free choice. No one needs to purchase anything they don't wish to... ..

    So ... I did purchase your products and whether they are over priced or not, I don't care. After all if you buy products in Central London they will be pricey so don't be naïve.
    I just love using the products and will continue to do so over the next year... I guess they will last that long so not really expensive ... and... anyone who doesn't want them just send them my way

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  33. Bought three items today from Westfield lady was very pleasant gave me free facial mask my skin has never felt this soft and clean three items for 54 pound felt it a bit pricey at first but do think its worth it

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  34. Knew by pushy sales that this wasn't a good idea - nothing that is that good is sold like this. Quickly worked out that facial peel is a hoax - it does stick to the little hairs on your face and works far too quickly to be dead skin peeling off - just something in the gel that reacts that way. The body cream and salt scrub can be bought far cheaper from Boots/Body Shop. Big con.

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  35. This product is sold by some mysterious huge parent company who has many differently named stores and rebrandings of the exact same products. For example, "Soap and Co" and "Deja Vu" are other versions of "Deep Sea Cosmetics." I think this is done on purpose so that it will harder to research their scams. Anyways, this "peeling gel" DOES NOT exfoliate at all. The glycerin and aloe vera gel are what leave your skin feeling soft and looking good- two very cheap ingredients. The "dead skin" you see is actually plastic. That's why the gel will produce "dead skin" over and over and over without ever leaving your skin feeling raw or scrubbed off. Also why it will produce "dead skin" on literally any surface. I did some cursory research on the ingredients, and here is what I found:

    Ingredients: aqua (water), sd alcohol 40, glycerin, propylene glycol, carbomer, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, phenoxyethanol, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract, camellia oleifera extract, cucumber (cucumis sativus) extract, maris aqua (dead sea water), sodium hydroxide, fragrance (parfum), polyvinylalcohol crosspolymer, triethylene glycol, tocopheryl acetate (vit.E), Mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, triethanolamine, ginseng (panax ginseng) extract.

    SD alcohol 40: Rubbing alcohol. Evaporates faster than water. Dissolves surface oils on skin. (Can dry out sensitive skin.)

    Glycerin: Humectant. Readily absorbs water. Attracts water from lower layer of skin and increases moisture on surface of skin.

    Carbomer: Helps distribute or suspend an insoluble solid in liquid. Used to keep emulsions from separating into their oil and liquid components. Absorbs and retains water.

    Aloe barbadensis leaf juice: Aloe vera gel. Cheap and moisturising.

    Phenoxyethanol: An aromatic alcohol. Has a floral odor. Soluble in water. Used as a preservative. Evaporates quickly.

    Sodium hydroxide: Lye. Highly alkaline. In small amounts, regulates pH of a product. In higher concentrations in a significant skin irritant.

    Polyvinylalcohol crosspolymer: This one is a creepy ingredient because I couldn't find out much about it. From what I gathered on Google, I think it's a solid dry powder that is insoluble but dispensable in water. Used as a bulking agent.

    Triethylene glycol: Colorless, odorless viscous liquid. Used as a plasticizer for vinyl. Widely used as a dehumidifying agent. Attracts and absorbs water.

    Triethanolamine: Strong base. Used as an emulsifier and a surfactant. pH balancer. (I found something that says it may cause liver tumors in mice.)

    As for the "extracts" and "minerals," those are just thrown in to make this product sound fancy. They're in such small amounts that they might as well not be there.

    I'm not a chemist, so I don't 100% understand how these chemicals are interacting, but I'm pretty sure that most of the ingredients evaporate as you rub it on your face, leaving behind the no-longer emulsified vinyls and polymers. This is a grossly overpriced gimmick product made with cheap ingredients and its only real function is a moisturizer (because of the glycerin and aloe vera gel.)

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  36. Walked by bond street today (Xmas eve) and thought Sakare was handing out chocolate. The friendly guy then said he was gonna give us something special and lead us into the store. We were given sachets and then he preceeded to ask me to try the sea salt, peel, nail file etc. And then said that he will pretend we have student cards and give us discounts. All the while barely giving you time to think. I then asked him a bit more about the brand Sakare. I told him that I would have to research the ingredients to make sure that there's nothing I'm allergic to. So I wasn't going to impulse buy. He said "well what is going to happen if you are allergic? It would show already" which I thought was very unprofessional for someone selling cosmetic products. He turned cold very quickly and rushed us out the store. Conclusion: the experience left a sour taste. I saw no rush to buy it as I'm a student anyway so can get discount anytime. Very strange.

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  37. My daughter and her friend were subject to a sales demonstration that resulted in my daughters friend buying a product (nail care kit) that she did not want. It cost her £25.00. She was not allowed a refund despite being told to the contrary.
    Both my daughter and her friend are 14 years old.....!!!
    The product was bought this afternoon at Westfield Shepherds Bush.
    I find it sickening that they would target and manipulate 14 year old girls in this way.

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  38. Hi
    I bought the mineral peeling gel from the westfield centre. The sales guy pulled me and my husband over and let us sample the products. The peeling gel was great but it was way to expensive so the sales guy offered it to me from £60 to £25. I did buy it but when we sampled it was great but when i got home and started using it i didnt feel that it did a good job compared to when i sampled it at the shopping centre. Its definately a gimmick and and the gel sticks to my face where i have to have to pick it off my face. Ive spent £25 on it so im trying to finish it as fast as i can and the only reason i bought it was because it contained aloe vera.

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  39. I have just been accosted (best way to put it) at Westfield Stratford. I have to say I haven't experienced pushy sales like this in some years. Every time I said no thank you he added more to the bundle (screaming desperate to me) Whilst I admit my hands feel nice, no better than any other product. I eventually managed to escape. He offered me the scrub and body butter for £70.00 then said he would give me the peel, then added soap to it....
    Very pushy, he deliberately targeted me because I had a Russell & Bromley bag. He grabbed hold of my hand and pulled me across the floor. I couldn't actually understand a word he was saying (which didn't help). But it did make me google the product now I'm back at work...

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  40. I almost bought all the products which the sales guy showed me. Spent almost £250 and after reading all this I feel so stupid and cheated.

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    1. Not sure if I really want to use these products now.

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    2. I did exactly the same thing. I feel so dumb im not going to be getting their products again.

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  41. It is true, this product is not worth. In Singapore Orogold at Jurong East, 3 Gateway Drive, this sales assistant Nancy, a Chinese PRC kept on asked my my husband to lift up palms and touched his palm for many times. What a shameless tactic, if the product is good, she do not have to keep on touched my husband. She was plushing and slut. After 1 hour, the OROGOLD cream, Nancy had applied to my eyebags, it faded off, IT WAS A CONCEALER.

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  42. Fell for the charming salesmans patter in Bond Street. I don't consider myself as gullible, usually very assertive but ended up buying the nail Kit, which is okay albeit expensive and two mineral peels (which I hate) for £65. The peel, as many others have said, doesn't apply as a smooth gel as it did in the shop, but as lumpy and congealed. Trying to remove it is a nightmare, even after a shower it was clinging to the fine hairs on my cheeks. It took ages to finally get rid of it and by that time I was furious with myself for being such an idiot. I'm going to try to change or have a refund on the gel but am not very hopefully. Walk on by and don't fall for the sales patter.

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