Tested on animals:Yes
The price for this soap may seem low because the company offers six bars, but they are very thin—each bar is only 1.25 ounces, whereas a standard bar of soap is between 4 and 6 ounces. Regardless of the size issue, Moisture Infusion Facial Bar is standard soap, and that means it is too drying and irritating for all skin types. Peter Thomas Roth offers plenty of good water-soluble cleansers, all of which are expensive, but they are preferred to this facial bar.
In addition to the drying effects of soap, and the residue it leaves behind (which keeps the products applied afterward from working as well as they could), this product contains a high amount of fragrance and fragrance ingredients that will cause further irritation. Moisture Infusion Facial Bar is not recommended.
- Expensive for a tiny amount of soap.
- Because this is true soap, it is too drying and irritating for all skin types.
- The residue this leaves behind impedes the performance of skin-care products applied after cleansing.
- Contains a high amount of fragrance and fragrance ingredients known to be irritating.
Irritation, whether from soap or other products and whether you see it on the surface of your skin or not, causes inflammation that impairs healing, damages collagen, and depletes the vital substances your skin needs to stay young. For these reasons, it is best to eliminate, or minimize as much as possible, your exposure to known skin irritants, especially when there are brilliant formulas available that do not include these types of problematic ingredients (Sources: Inflammation Research, December 2008, pages 558–563; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2008, pages 124–135, and November-December 2000, pages 358–371; Journal of Investigative Dermatology, April 2008, pages 15–19; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2008, pages 78–82; Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, January 2007, pages 92–105; and British Journal of Dermatology, December 2005, pages S13–S22.)