Since Mel was a little kid, he’s had keratosis pilaris (KP), also know as “chicken skin” bumps. KP is a skin condition that creates a lot of small, rough, red/tan bumps around hair follicles typically on the upper arms and legs. Poor Mel has always been a little self conscious about it.
Years ago, he tried the popular DERMAdoctor KP Duty Body Scrub and Moisturizing Therapy. He used it religiously for months but didn’t see a big difference. After that, he tried other body scrubs, but nothing really seemed to work…until now.
About a month ago, my mom gave us a couple of South of France bar soaps in Pure Gardenia. After a few weeks, Mel said his upper arms were a lot smoother and he was right! I couldn’t even feel the little bumps anymore. We tried to figure out why his upper arms were so smooth all of a sudden and we thought it might be the new soap, but we weren’t completely sure. So we (actually, Mel) decided to do a little test. A few days ago he went back to our regular soap and, lo and behold, the chicken bumps have started to reappear.
Mel’s not sure if all of the South of France bar soaps would have the same results, but he’s sticking with the Pure Gardenia one. =) The bar soaps are made of 100% vegetable oils (palm oil, coconut oil, or olive oil, vegetable glycerin, organic shea butter, and natural and essential oils. They are also free of sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, paraben and phthalates and never tested on animals. They’re gluten free, soy free, and vegan. Sounds pretty good, huh?! =)
The bar soaps are available at your local World Market or Whole Foods. Everyone’s skin is different so although this works for Mel, it might not necessarily work for you. However, if you suffer from KP yourself and haven’t found anything that really helps, Mel and I would definitely recommend that you try out this gardenia bar soap. =)
P.S. The reason my mom decided to buy this soap was because our wedding bouquet had gardenias and it reminded her of that day. She’s so cute. =)