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Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by John Harris, Oct 28, 2019.
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE as the antioxidant?
And the only oils in it are palm and palm kernel.
That was one of the soaps that I researched. From a source of the actual ingredients it’s not a Cold Process soap, it’s Continues Process with most of the glycerin removed and then some added back in with other additives and then milled, turned into noodles and then press stamped. It’s basically a ‘commercial’ soap with a famous name attached.
I paid $5 for a 3 oz bar of facial soap for sensitive skin from DHC, a Japanese mail order catalog --- many years ago. Lovely soap that helped my skin look and feel better. The price kept going up. When it reached $12 in 2003, that's when I learned to make my own! Now I see it's selling for $22, but the formula has changed. A lot!
I love Shiseido products. Their sun care line was the only one that didn't irritate my mother's skin. When gardening, the sunblock would run into her eyes and they became red, swollen and weepy. Once she tried it, and it worked for her, I bought her a tube of Shisedo SunBlock 30 ($35 US) every year for Mother's Day.
To me, the difference is that the moisturizer stays on the skin and has lasting benefits throughout the day. With soap, you rinse it off and it's done. Even with the Tom Ford soap I mentioned, you're mainly paying for the exclusive fragrance, but even that won't last on your skin for more than a few minutes.
Yes! The Beauty Counter stuff is aimed directly at young, prosperous mothers who are concerned about "chemicals."
There is always a market for high end beauty products, whether or not they are better is another story. People that buy million dollar homes don't put dial in their bathrooms.
Price it high, call it all natural and market it correctly and it will sell.
Wait until you start counting your time for registering with Health Canada, etc!
I still just give away, but soon I think I'll start bartering...a coffee here, a meal there.....
Depends on what is in it. Essential oils are not cheap, so I would expect to pay more for a bar that was scented with them. And then if there were any special goodies or techniques added, I might pay more. But as I make my own soap now, I don't need to. But...at that price, I would like to try a sample before committing to a whole bar.
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