[unpaid/sample] I’ve been desperate to post about Ipsum Spa Hamman Soap but had to wait for it to be in stock, which it now is. I feel excitable about it and cannot remember the last time I enjoyed a body product so much. Partly because it’s just so different – made to a traditional Moroccan ‘black soap’ recipe – and the best way to describe it is as unscented bath toffee!

Ipsum Spa Hamman Soap Review

It’s kind of gooey and stretchy but not sticky and once on damp skin, smooths along very nicely with an AHA action that leaves your body feeling madly soft. Actually the immediate effect is so squeaky clean that I thought I would need a bucket of moisturiser – I didn’t use any just to see how long the effect lasted but within a little while my skin just felt soft and supple. That’s before I put the oil on top. So, you get a very deep feeling clean from the organic olives grown in Australia but that’s not all. A good dose of Vitamin A and Vitamin E, squalane (a favourite ingredient in anything at all) and the AHAs – you can boost that by using an exfoliating mitt but frankly I didn’t need it although I did keep it on my skin for a few minutes to get the full benefits. Keep on massaging for the best effect. I don’t think, with a body product, you can expect to physically see vitamin benefits – the joy of Ipsum Spa Hamman Soap is in the use and the ritual. It’s £40 per pot which puts it into treat territory for me but what a lovely treat it is!

Ipsum Spa Hamman Soap Review

The body oil barely gets a look in because I’m so enamoured with the soap but yes, it’s a divine body oil. Too expensive for me at £68 but if you like a treat (another one!) then it is exactly that. Fragrance wise, it’s jasmine (and when is that not just delicious to smell?), patchouli and bergmot with a drop of sandalwood – you’d be very nice to sleep next to I think if you were covered head to foot – since this is a de-stressing mix; like a human support, er, animal. It’s vitamin C loaded thanks to Australian Kakadu, Illawarra and Burdekin Plums, but you’d need to use long term to see any results from that, if indeed at all, but one thing is for sure, the smoothness will show.

Ipsum Spa Hamman Soap

Finally, the Spa Hammam Mask for Neck & Decollete. I felt a bit sceptical about this one because it’s very difficult to get necks to behave in any positive way. The mask is a mix of Moroccan lava clay and Australian Kaolin with natural plant oils (such as macadamia and safflower) and butters. They’re clearly doing Kaolin differently in Australia because it’s delightfully soft – I left in on for about ten minutes, and other than some temporary redness, I could absolutely see a difference in the skin on my neck. It looked plumper and smoother – the mask comes as a two pack and I’d use it for occasions that I wanted that particular area to look its very best – plunging v neck, come on! The duo is £65. It’s expensive, so not for every day use (for me anyway), but special occasion use – worth every last penny.

Ipsum Spa Hamman Soap Review

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