Soapwalla Kitchen

A review of Soapwalla and their organic skincare line for sensitive skin.

             Founded in 2002, Soapwalla Kitchen makes gentle, all-natural, and organic skin care products for sensitive skin types. Over the years, the brand has grown in popularity as the skin care brand for troubled, active, and sensitized skin. On paper, Soapwalla looks like a total winner (quality ingredients, non-toxic packaging, and happy customers), but are they really a brand that can be trusted with your most delicate skin issues? Let’s find out! After using the products, researching the ingredients, and having a (lovely) chat with the founder, here’s our review of Soapwalla Kitchen.

             Soapwalla was founded out of sheer personal desperation. After leading a normal healthy life, Rachel Winard (Soapwalla’s founder) suddenly woke up one night with horrible skin rashes, blisters, irritated skin patches, and acne. “I was in a state of complete panic and desperation,” says Rachel. Her skin became so sensitive that even tap water would cause irritation. Months of testing revealed that Rachel was suffering from systemic lupus (a chronic autoimmune condition that affects the skin) and she made the decision to completely overhaul her lifestyle. While lifestyle changes (like exercise, meditation, eating clean + organic, etc.) helped with many of her lupus symptoms, Rachel couldn’t find any product that offered relief for her skin issues. Even products for sensitive skin caused further irritation. She said, “I realized that words like “hypoallergenic,” “for sensitive skin,” and even “organic” are just marketing.” One night, in a fit of pain and frustration, Rachel decided to take matters into her own hands and concoct her own skincare solutions from organic products in her kitchen pantry. Those solutions worked and Soapwalla (meaning soap master in Hindi) was born.

Soapwalla is a brand that was created out of the founder’s deep (and very real) need for truly gentle skin care products. The founder uses her own products every day and they have transformed her skin’s health. There really are no gimmicks or marketing tricks here.  We were deeply impressed by Rachel’s story and her commitment to high quality and “fundamentally therapeutic” products. Her genuine integrity, honesty, and passion were palpable and she convinced us that Soapwalla’s values will never be compromised.

As for the products themselves? Soapwalla hand makes all of their products in small batches in Brooklyn, New York. Their products contain only gentle organic, natural, and food-grade ingredients. As such, you won’t find any sodium lauryl sulfates, phthalates, petrochemical byproducts, synthetic, and harmful chemicals in their formulations. Additionally, online customer reviews of Soapwalla products are overwhelmingly positive across the board. Customers with all skin types rave about having softer, more hydrated, and calmer skin after using Soapwalla products. All in all, Soapwalla is one high-integrity organic skincare brand that can be trusted with you (and your skin’s) well-being. Check out some of Soapwalla’s most popular and effective skin care products below:

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GMO FREE

GMO FREE

VEGAN

VEGAN

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free

100% Natural

100% Natural

Organic Ingredients

Organic Ingredients

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Top Rated Soapwalla Skincare Routine

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Cardamom & Ginger Glycerin Soap Bar ($12)

This soothing soap bar is packed with gentle, certified organic, and food-grade ingredients. The two star ingredients of this soap (fresh ginger and cardamom) both boast amazing antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties while still being gentle enough for sensitive skin. Other clean ingredients include organic saponified oils (sunflower, palm kernel, rice bran, and coconut), shea butter, lime peel, vegetable glycerin, and vitamin E. The smell is bright, uplifting, and relaxing all at the same time. This is a great starter organic soap bar for all skin types and especially sensitive skin types. Super sensitive skin types may also love Soapwalla’s Charcoal + Petitgrain Soap Bar featuring gentle French green clay. In addition to these bars, the brand makes all kinds of different soap bars for face and body (they don’t call themselves “soap walla” for nothing!).

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Balancing Facial Toning Mist ($38)

Rachel, Soapwalla’s founder, is a big advocate of toners and believes that all skin types can benefit from adding it to their skin care regimen. Toners work to increase the longevity of other skin care products, neutralize dirt, and transform your skin into a clean canvas for moisturizers. This balancing facial toner does all of that and more. It’s made from a gentle blend of aloe juice, lavender, calendula, and witch hazel to sooth and neutralize active skin. As a bonus, it also includes a healthy dose of resveratrol (from red wine grapes) for an antioxidant boost. Ideal skin types for this toner include acne-prone, combination, and active skin. Highly sensitive skin types should explore the brand’s Hydrating Facial Toning Mist (for dry, sensitive, and mature skin types) made from aloe, rose, and calendula.

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Restorative Face Serum ($56)

Another fan favorite from Soapwalla. This organic facial serum is good enough to eat, but it works way better on your skin! It includes bunch of potent organic skincare oils that are all safe for sensitive skin use (like jojoba, sunflower, grape seed, carrot, evening primrose, lavender, and rosehip). This serum also includes sea buckthorn as a natural remedy for dry skin conditions and rashes. Again, just because it’s gentle doesn’t mean it’s not effective. These skin care oils have powerful antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties and can visibly reduce the signs of aging, acne, and blemishes. In fact, the most positive customer reviews for this product are from those with acne-prone skin types. That’s because the ingredients in this serum are great at balancing the skin’s natural sebum production, reducing redness, and killing acne-causing bacteria (reducing the frequency of breakouts).

Top Rated Soapwalla Skincare Products

Deodorant Cream ($14)

By far one of Soapwalla’s most popular products. If you’re looking for an all-natural deodorant, then you’re going to love this deodorant made with delicious organic, food-grade, and natural ingredients. Most natural deodorant products work by using essential oils and salts to kill bacteria and inhibit their growth. This all natural deodorant uses organic vegetable powders, natural clays, and organic essential oils to both kill/inhibit bacteria and absorb excess moisture. You won’t find any aluminum compounds typically found in traditional antiperspirant products.

Luxurious Body Oil ($32)

 A super moisturizing, non-greasy, and lightly scented organic body oil that’s perfect for all skin types. It’s packed with certified organic oils like sunflower, jojoba, grapeseed, ginger, lemongrass, and sweet orange. These oils gently break down dead skin cells and penetrate beneath the skin’s surface where they lock in moisture, stimulate new cell growth, and reduce inflammation. Besides being loaded with great ingredients, this body oil also feels amazing on the skin. Customer’s rave that this is their favorite moisturizer to use after the shower because it absorbs quickly and leaves their skin glowing.

Lip Locked Lip Balm Trio ($28)

When it comes to lip balms, it is inevitable that whatever you put on your lips will end up in your mouth. That’s why it is important to use natural lip balms with non-toxic ingredients. Soapwalla’s lip balms are edible, non-toxic, vegan, and packed with organic ingredients like avocado oil, coconut oil, and candelilla wax. It’s a good thing that these balms are edible because the yummy smells of coconut + lime, lavender + mint, and citrus + ginger are too delicious to resist. Fans of these balms use them for winter protection, everyday dry lips, and as primers before applying a lip color.

Recover Hand and Body Wash ($20)

This gentle vegan body wash may not have a strong lathering effect, but it will leave your skin feeling totally clean and moisturized. The combination of coconut oil and sunflower oil is very gentle on the skin but also capable of reducing inflammation, promote new skin growth, and relieve stubborn dryness. As you massage the body wash onto your skin, the oils penetrate into the skin where they lock in moisture all day long. Fans of the product also love its slightly nutty aroma.

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