[ad] … otherwise known as What I Did In Lockdown. So, I’m nervously introducing my own product – the best of world beauty in a balmy bar. Beauty products and rituals have been a long-standing interest, particularly Japanese beauty where fine quality products are often presented in a cute way – I can’t resist things that make me smile, and I’m hoping you feel the same :-). Everyone I’ve shown it to has ended up smiling back when they see it… I don’t think there are many beauty products that can do that!

Japanese Cleansing Cloud

The inspiration for this particular cleansing bar is – obviously – Japan with a happy cloud paying tribute to the rituals of Japanese cleansing and bathing. Use it anywhere on your body for non-drying skin cleansing and washing. An infusion of Japanese yuzu releases a zesty aroma, while gentle rice milk and nourishing hemp oil give softening and moisturising suds. A cloud shape turns out to be a perfect hand-fit, too – I never thought I’d be testing clouds for a nice fit!

The saponified formula is made to the tipping point between a cleansing oil and a soft, skin-kind solid balm soap – any more oil and the Cloud would be rain 😊. Designed as an ‘everywhere’ bar, you can use the Japanese Cleansing Cloud all day for hydrating hand washing, in the shower for a morning-fresh complexion and body cleanse or take your time in the bath to lather up and relax. It’s safe and effective for use on the face. As well as the Yuzu, hemp and rice milk (mildly exfoliating), I’ve included coconut oil, olive oil, meadowfoam seed oil and avocado oil so there is a very high fatty acid count. Hemp is the wonder oil in this – high in linoleic and gamma-linoleic acids, as well as Vitamin E, D, B1 and B2 with minerals such as potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc and calcium. The packaging is fully biodegradable (bar is vegan, wax wrap is not – yet) and it costs £12/100g at victoriahealth.com HERE.

Next week I’ll take you through the journey of how my cloud came about – I’ve had some bumps and bruises and doing anything in the COVID storm was hard, but here we are, with a lot of thanks to Gill at VH who has encouraged, enabled and energised this project with care, thought and kindness. The INCI is below but if you have questions, please ask away.

INCI Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Olivate, Aqua, Sodium Avocadate, Sodium Hemp Seedate, Parfum, Rice Milk powder, CI 77891, Meadowfoam Oil, Citrus junos (Yuzu) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Linalool*, Kaolin, CI 77288, Limonene*, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Citrus junos (Yuzu) Fruit Oil, Hexylcinnamal, Citronellol*, Geraniol*.)

* derived from natural essential oils/derived from yuzu essential oil

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