Take a Trip Down Memory Lane with Yardley of London Soap – These Bath Bars Make Cleansing, Delightful
When I was a teenager, my parents were frugal (not cheap, just sensible about where they spent money). My mom spent our household budget wisely, which meant she didn’t put a lot of it into expensive bath products. But she didn’t deny herself or her twin teenaged daughters a bit of luxury, either.
We had Yardley of London English Lavender bath bars in our shower, and at least back then, the idea of soaps from Europe seemed very exotic. London, after all, was then and still is, a bastion of fashion, music and art. Think: Rolling Stones, The Beatles, David Bowie, Twiggy, Kate Moss, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and you can just name your favorites!
As a young girl, even the packaging seemed special. Yardley of London soaps were packaged in purple, not just in a plain wrapper, and they smelled so nice! They lathered nicely and left my skin feeling soft and just ever so slightly scented.
I obviously wasn’t a beauty editor back then so I didn’t look at the ingredients, but as a beauty editor today, I think ingredients are important. Yardley bath soaps are paraben and sodium lauryl sulfate free, plus they’re not tested on animals and they are packaged in 100% recyclable packaging. That’s nice, too.
There is a lot of history behind Yardley of London, too. The company was founded in 1770 producing soaps and fragrances, just as they do today. Thee line of today’s mass market priced bath soaps include both bath bars, and liquid soaps. The oval-shaped solid bath bars fit nicely in your hand (ergonomic before the term was trendy). The fragrances are subtle, so if you’re looking for a lot of scent, you’re not going to get them, but on the plus side, the other members of your family who might not want to smell the same as you (or have scented skin at all) can use them. If you want a Yardley of London fragrance that lasts on your skin, there are Yardley fragrances in bottles you can buy as well, including my favorite, English Lavender. I think it’s really my favorite because it’s the one we had in our bathroom. But lavender is calming and who doesn’t need to be calm these days? This bath bar has lavender extracts & oils. to calm and soothe. It’s perfect for date night or after a long day, or to keep confident (not to mention clean) before a “big day.”
There are also a few other note-able Yardley of London bath bars you might like to try:
Yardley Aloe & Avocado, Oatmeal & Almond, and Lemon Verbena bath bars are great choices for dry skin. The naturally-moisturizing Aloe & Avocado bath bar has aloe essence with creamy avocado & natural olive extracts that are emollient and nourish skin while it cleanses, along with the nice herbal & citrus scent that’s subtle and uplifting. Oatmeal is known to be a skin oothing ingredient, and the almond naturally exfoliates (very gently) as you cleanse with the bar. You can just get a tiny whiff of almond as you use the soap. The Lemon Verbena bath bar has shea butter and natural citrus oil. Shea butter really is the “big gun” of moisturizing. I could barely smell the lemon verbena scent, but my skin didn’t feel the least bit itchy or tight after using this moisturizing bath bar.
The price for a 4.25 oz. bar of Yardley London bath soap varies, depending upon where you buy it .Just as an example, a dozen boxes of Yardley London Soap Bath Bar, Oatmeal & Almond, 4.25 Oz were $16.97 on Amazon. For more information and a list of places to purchase these products, visit the Yardley London web site http://www.yardleylondon.com/
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