Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Review: Reviva Labs Seaweed Soap!

Natalie Wednesday, September 7, 2011
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Instead of animal tallow (sodium tallowate), common to most soaps, we feature a pure vegetable base of palm and coconut oils. Our Seaweed grains' scrub action, which helps remove hidden impurities, has been a family favorite in shower or bath for many years. In Spain, Seaweed Soap is even used as part of one's slimming or anti-cellulite routine. It stimulates circulation and helps discharge toxins. It's a soap both men and women will love. Benefits: 100% vegetable base; added scrub action - great for use in an anti-cellulite program; no animal fats!

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Q:What are the benefits of Seaweed Soap???
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Exfoliation - Seaweed soap cleans the body as traditional soaps do, plus it exfoliates the skin. Gritty bits of seaweed within the soap remove dead cells on the skin. This reveals the newer skin beneath, helps unclog pores and reduces acne breakouts.

Gentle on Skin - Even though it exfoliates, seaweed soap does not result in dry skin. In general, seaweed soap is all natural, containing none of the man-made chemicals in other soaps that can cause allergic reactions in some users.

Nourishment - Seaweed contains several beneficial minerals and vitamins that nourish the skin during the exfoliation process, leaving the skin healthy looking and toned. These include vitamins A1, B2, B6, B12, and minerals like potassium, calcium, iron and zinc. Seaweed soap also encourages blood circulation around the skin, resulting in a rejuvenated appearance.

Cellulite/Stretch Mark Reduction - While there are claims that seaweed soap actually results in fat loss, there is little scientific data backing that claim up. However, websites like SeaweedSkin.com acknowledge that seaweed soap can reduce cellulite and reduce stretch marks, but minimally, and only after extended use.

Animal Friendly - Most soap is made with animal fat that reacts with a lye solution to create a cleaning compound. Seaweed soap is not made with animal fat; it is made by blending vegetable oil fats with seaweed. This can make seaweed soap a good choice for people who prefer not use animal products or complex chemicals.


I love trying new soaps. Granted I haven't tried all that many, but I love picking up "au natural" soaps when I find them at my local Marshalls, TJMaxx, Whole Food and other health food stores! I actually have never purchased anything from Lush, I've only walked in there a few times.. but I am very curious to try some of their things as well. 

Reviva Labs is a brand that in my opinion, doesn't get enough praise. It's a fabulous brand and everything I've tried, I really liked. This soap is no exception!

For the past few weeks, this soap has been the only thing I've used on my face as cleanser and on my body in the shower. I do like using African Black Soap, but I feel like the Seaweed Soap doesn't dry out my skin like the A.B.S does.

If you're sensitive to scents, or are easily offended by products with no fragrance added, this soap may be a little too much for you. "Natural" smelling products don't bother me at all, and although this soap is a little pungent, I'm completely fine with it. 

The bar has little grits of seaweed that feel great on the skin. I like to scrub any areas prone to ingrowns, such as the back of my forearms by my elbows and my knees. I feel squeaky clean at the end of my shower, yet my skin feels very soft to the touch.

On my face, I typically use this soap in conjunction with my Olay Pro-X Cleansing Brush. It takes away all of my makeup with ease and has made my face noticeably softer. **I'd recommend using a separate remover for your eye makeup, as it does burn when the soap comes in contact with your eyes.

As far as cellulite reduction, I haven't been keeping tabs on that, but I will be re-purchasing this soap, so maybe it's something I'll notice in the long-run.

This soap retails for $4 and can be found at revivalabs.com

What soap do you swear by?

Disclaimer: I was sent this product from Reviva Labs for consideration. I was not obligated to write this review, nor was I compensated in any way for writing this review. These are my honest opinions, as always!

6 comments :

  1. Hey, Great Blog! I had a question about a hair product called; wen. Have you tried this before?

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  2. I'm so curious right now.. is it avalible for dutchies?

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  3. Wow I am going to have to try this!

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  4. Great review!! I wanna check this out.

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  5. So one day I relized that the same time I was losing weight i was gaining cellulite!! Which is weird but anyways I was looking at home remedies and I saw a lot of people said seaweed soap does work from Cellulean reviews. This review justified all the feedback from consumers who used this before.

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  6. Overall is an excellent product! I wonder if you have more stuff like this!

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