Thanks to a TikTik video gone viral last year, the wonders of Mexican soap were discovered and fast incorporated into the daily skin care regime of thousands across the globe. The video demonstrated a number of girls using a Mexican soap bar made with ‘Concha Nacar’ (Mother of Pearl), renowned for its skin whitening properties. The girls can be seen scrubbing the soap onto their face, their inner thighs and underarms over a period of 7 to 10 days and a noticeable improvement of clearing up dark spots on all of these areas can be clearly seen. The soap became an overnight hit, with a surge of interest and online orders that resulted in rave reviews about what an absolute miracle the product is. Consumers literally declared they had ´fallen in love´ with Mexican soap.
The great thing is that the soaps themselves are inexpensive, only costing in-between one and five dollars per bar and their results can be quite astounding. Besides dark spots lightening up within just a few days of use, consumers reported acne scars quickly fading away, troublesome skin miraculously clearing up and becoming pimple free and rough skin visibly becoming much more softer and smoother almost overnight.
The Mexican soap brand GRISI makes a number of soaps with different ingredients and properties to them, using all sorts of natural ingredients and plant extracts. Let’s take a close look at some of these products and their benefits and find out what all the rage is about!
Concha Nacar Grisi Soap (Mother of Pearl)
Aclarante (Skin Whitening)
Mother of Pearl is known for lightening your skin tone naturally. It actively lightens the dark spots, blemishes and acne marks on skin helping to create a much more even skin tone. It is also a natural exfoliant and deep cleaning agent that is particularly effective in postponing skin aging and protecting skin cells from deterioration thanks to its rich source of antioxidants and essential amino acids.
Oatmeal can be a great remedy for soothing dry, itchy or irritated skin. Itching is generally caused by inflammation under the skin or from the skin's pH level being too high. Oatmeal helps to balance your skin's natural pH levels and therefore softens dry and irritated skin. It soaks up the excess oil on your skin helping to treat acne or any other skin hormonal imbalances and its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help to treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells. Oats also contain compounds called saponins, which are natural cleansers. They remove the dirt and oil that clog up the pores and exfoliate the skin, therefore helping to cleanse and moisturize. It has a balancing effect and reduces inflammation.
Just as chamomile helps calm the mind and body, it has similar effects on the skin. It can be used on all skin types but is especially good for sensitive skin since chamomile extract calms and soothes the skin. It is also an antioxidant, a moisturizer, and a soother. Camomile aleviates redness because of its anti-inflammatory properties (redness being a side-effect of underlying inflammation). It relieves inflammation, both long term and short term (ie. sun burn) and decreases signs of aging thanks to its abundance of flavonoids and phytochemicals (nutrients known to fight against harmful free radicals and speed up cell regeneration, hence improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars).
Leche de Burra (Donkey’s Milk)
Donkey milk has powerful anti-ageing and healing properties as it contains essential fatty acids. These fatty acids lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help to regenerate damaged skin and heal minor skin abrasions. Donky milk is full of healing, nutritional and rejuvenating properties for the skin. It is an intense moisturizer and with constant use can cleanse, soften and smooth skin. It is packed full of antioxidants and nutrients (just to name a few it contains vitamin E, amino acids, vitamins A, B1, B6, C, D, E, Omega 3, and 6, making it a super rich ingredient when it comes to skin treatment) and was used by the Egyptians as a natural elixir of a long life. It is a well-known fact that Cleopatra took donkey milk baths daily in order to preserve the beauty of her skin.
Azufe (Sulfur) Treatment for Acne
Sulfur Grisi Face Soap is ideal for acne treatment due to its Sulfur enriched formula which helps to clear up acne blemishes and pimples. Sulfur helps dry out the surface of your skin and absorb excess oil. It also dries out dead skin cells to help unclog pores and promotes the exfoliation of dead skin to remove impurities. It has strong antibacterial properites and kills bacteria, fungi, and other various parasites. It is ideal for treatiing mild-to-moderate acne, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, and eczema. So in a nutshell, sulfur is perfect for drying out blemishes, removing impurities, exfoliating dead skin, fighting bacteria and treating sensitive skin conditions.
So take your pick and try out these soaps for yourself and if you would like to see our tips on how to implement a good skin care routine check out our previous post ‘How to Treat Forehead Wrinkles’.