Nicey but Pricey
ZIRH Alpha Hydroxy Bar
By Daryn Guarino
The ZIRH Alpha Hydroxy Body Bar (6.3oz for $14.50), in all its lapis lazuli blue glory, was next to grace my bathing area. Since I normally use an alpha hydroxy soap to keep my scaly
hide as smooth and itch-free as possible, I was really looking forward to
trying this one.
With a penetrating citrusy and minty notes, this one
smelled very much like a large gob of vapo-rub. Peppermint, menthol, and
alpha-hydroxy join forces to exfoliate and heal, so the rich lather began to
tingle as soon as it hit my skin.
Lemon oil is included to destroy
odor-causing bacteria and to moisturize as well.
The soap removed dirt and
oil with ease and left my skin feeling buffed and shined. I'm calling this
a unisex product even though the cough drop aroma leans toward the men's
side. I think the benefits of using this soap far outweigh the
"disadvantages" of a mentholated shower area.
If you suffer from body acne,
itchy dry skin, or bumpy "chicken skin" (keratosis pilaris), this is just
the soap for you. However, at almost $15 per bar, this is one pricey cake!
It felt great to use and is probably worth it, but, whew, $15 for a soap is
hard to ignore! With its benefits, and at that price, the
ZIRH Body Bar
makes a very thoughtful and practical gift that will be appreciated by
anyone. Available at Zirh.com.