A Gift! – Manufaktura Handmade Glycerine Soap in Green Apple

May 22, 2012
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A gift from a friend who visited the Czech Republic, this pretty soap block reminds me of a certain kind of eraser I used to own (and dissect) when I was a child. Like the latter, this clear glycerin bath bar is studded with creamy and translucent smaller blocks.

I used to enjoy cutting through those erasers to get at the mini-pieces but with this soap, the little bits actually detach on their own! They do stick back fairly easily after I’m done with my shower but they can be unwieldy.

That said, this soap leaves me squeaky clean without drying out my skin, if that makes sense; I’m loving it for these humid days. According to the brand, it is paraben-free and contains natural ingredients such as thermal mineral salt and Vitamin E, as well as moisturising glycerine and coconut oil.

I like its gentle apple scent too – it lingers on the skin but isn’t obtrusive. The mild fragrance really reminds me of the fine apple mist that’s released with a firm bite.

Besides Green Apple, here are two other offerings in the same range: Wild Cherry and Cream & Vanilla. These hand-made soaps really do look like the Asian agar-agar gelatin desserts that we get here.

The soap blocks also come in rounds that look adorably like jellies or blancmanges. Here are Pear & Honey and Beer. Yum!

Animal lovers will be happy to know that Manufaktura is the first Czech company approved under the Humane Cosmetics Standard (HCS) – the brand doesn’t test its products on animals.

Manufaktura reminds me of Lush and Sabon but somehow has a more charming feel, thanks in part to the quaint logo illustration and I suppose because it’s Eastern European. ;)

Here’s a glimpse at a Manufaktura store…I’d dearly love to see one here in Singapore! ~ For more photos from the brand, do visit their Facebook page.

Image sources: ManufakturaBy Nature and Nový Smíchov.


Posted in: bath and body | cute! | manufaktura | raok | soap

9 Responses to A Gift! – Manufaktura Handmade Glycerine Soap in Green Apple

  1. May 22, 2012 at 9:37 am

    omg looks good enough to eat! I think it may be time for me to get breakfast before I get ideas about eating soap lol!

    • makeupmag
      May 23, 2012 at 12:23 am

      Hey Karen,

      Haha! I know, right? I love the colourful blocks and the jelly appearance!

  2. May 23, 2012 at 10:27 am

    oooh i went Prague last year and I got their body scrub. It’s amazing!

    • makeupmag
      May 23, 2012 at 3:39 pm

      Hi Ashlyne!

      I have that too from the same friend! Am looking forward to using it. :) I love the charming appearance of the products.

  3. May 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    They look so edible! Yummm! haha

    • makeupmag
      May 28, 2012 at 12:15 am

      Hihi Sara!

      Yes, my exact thoughts. : )~

  4. Anne
    June 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Hi, i like your soaps, could i buy some? Thanks.

    • Anne
      June 4, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      Hi, where is Manufaktura store ? could i go there so see your lovely products?

      • makeupmag
        June 13, 2013 at 4:01 am

        Hi Anne,

        Unfortunately, the brand isn’t available in Singapore.

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