Posted by: Jordan
My mom and I are both suckers for cute packaging, so when we saw this soap at a Scandinavian gift shop in Geneva, IL, we couldn’t resist trying it out. And isn’t the folksy charm of this soap just too cute not to buy? Especially when the product promises Old World Nordic beauty results. This facial soap is made with a vegetable base, rich lanolin and glycerine, egg white powder, and rose water. I find that the fattiness of the lanolin (lanolin comes from the fat of sheep’s wool, so this soap is not vegan-friendly; however, this product is not tested on animals) and the calming rose water help alleviate the tight feeling that the egg whites impart.
The pore-tightening quality of the egg whites is what makes this soap unique. I use it once or twice a week as a mini-facial by first removing any makeup, then creating a rich lather and letting the soapy lather sit on your skin for a few minutes–thereby allowing the egg whites to do their thing. Rinse off with cool water to give your skin a brightening little pick-me-up.
I really love using bar soaps while traveling–no liquids to have to worry about spilling all over your bag, or making sure you abide by the TSA’s 3 oz travel restrictions.
You can buy this adorable Swedish facial soap at various gift shops or online at Amazon for about $5-$6 a bar, which is a great deal considering it will last you months if you only use it a couple of times a week. Makes for a great hostess gift/stocking stuffer, or just a treat for yourself! It’s amazing how happy a $5 adorably packaged box of soap sitting on my bathroom sink can make me!
Update 3/9/12: Thanks to a sleuthy reader who has been trying to find this soap, it has been discovered that there is something fishy going on. You can’t find the original formulation of this soap–by the Victoria Company– in stores anywhere! I did notice that a seller on Amazon has a 6-bar box for sale, but who knows how many they have in stock since there seems to be a nationwide (worldwide?) shortage. If you find the imposter soap by the Kala company that looks to be nearly identical in packaging, be forewarned that it’s not the original formula; I hear the new version is quite drying, but I haven’t personally tried it. The photo below is what the new soap looks like; if you’re trying to find the original formula that I fell in love with last summer, this isn’t it. There is a lawsuit currently in progress filed by the Victoria company against Kala, so hopefully our original eggwhite soap formula will return to us soon!