Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sixteen92 Whipped Soaps

Disclaimer - all products were purchased by me. 


These were offered a while back and I'm a sucker for whipped soaps so I had to snag a few. They're just so fun and versatile that it's hard not to love them!  And I was looking for some coffee scents so the timing was perfect.

These sold out pretty quickly, but a pre-order was then offered. The turnaround time was around a month, I think. I ordered on 8/14 and they shipped on 9/5, so they came faster than I expected. They're packaged in 4 ounces jars with 2.25 - 2.6 ounces of product by weight, and the cost was $7 per jar.








Salted Caramel Latte

Sea salt caramel, rich vanilla bean and a touch of steaming espresso. 

Gooey, sweet caramel and smooth vanilla with just a pinch of salt to keep this from being too sweet. Even though I don't smell the espresso like I had hoped, this is my favorite of the three.



Spiced Pumpkin Mocha

Roasted pumpkin, autumn spices, dark chocolate, espresso. 

This is heavy on the chocolate and creamy pumpkin with just a whisper of espresso and no spice. It's not a bitter dark chocolate and not quite sweet enough to be milk chocolate, so it falls somewhere in the middle. I would call this more of a foody scent rather than a coffee/beverage one.



Toasted Marshmallow

Gooey marshmallows lightly toasted over a campfire. 

I'd heard so many great reviews for this scent that I had to give it a try. When I hear toasted marshmallow I tend to avoid it like the plague. It makes me think of the one Super Tarts uses, which smells like burnt plastic. This one is much better though. It smells like opening a bag of marshmallows with the lightest trace of campfire smoke far in the distance. I'd hesitate to call this "toasted" though. It's much closer to a regular marshmallow. I know fragrances can smell different between perfumes and bath/body products, so that may explain why I'm not getting much smoke. Does it live up to the hype? Not IMO, but I also don't have the perfume to compare it to. It's still a nice, versatile scent that I think a lot of people can enjoy.



Ingredients -

Sodium cocoyl isethionate, cocamidopropyl betaine, glycerine, sorbitol, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, purified water, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter, stearic acid, fragrance blend, phenoxyethanol and caprylyl glycol (Optiphen)


The first thing I noticed when I opened that jars was this.....





They all arrived at the same time, so I don't know why there are varying degrees of deflated-ness. They all weigh 2.25 ounces as described, so they're not underfilled even though two of them appear that way. I kind of expected them to melt because it was pretty hot that day, but the fill levels are so different and I still can't figure out why (not that it matters...I'd just never seen something like this before).

The consistency was what I would expect from a whipped soap - fluffy and lightweight. It sounds pretty obvious, but not all whipped soaps are the same. I've tried some that are dense like cake frosting, some that are firm and melt onto your skin, and others that are smooshy like bar soap that sat in the water too long. I noticed very small, dark chunks in one (Pumpkin Mocha), but it didn't affect the performance.

I tried these a few different ways to see how well they work. As a shampoo, I used a nickel-sized amount that produced a generous lather. For reference, my hair is thin and falls somewhere between shoulder and elbow. It rinsed clean away with no heavy build-up or greasiness the next day, so I'm going to call that a success! I only used a small amount to test as a body wash since I'm going to stash these away for next year, but I also had good results. I used a pea-sized amount in a loofah which was enough to wash my arms. I felt soft and clean from any oils or grease with the scent lingering for around ten minutes, but I did need to use lotion afterwards. I haven't played around with using these as a shaving cream (I prefer sugar scrubs for that), but I imagine these would also work well for that purpose.



Final thoughts - I'm pretty pleased with this product. They worked well in my hair, and that's what I was hoping for. I'd certainly repurchase more in the future. There's a few whipped soaps available on the website from the Halloween collection, but the scents I reviewed here are no longer in stock. They seem to sell out quickly so I'd recommend following Sixteen92 on Facebook for restock announcements.

8 comments:

  1. How would you compare their soap to like Haus of Gloi? Or Savor's, Alchemic Muse, Solstice Scents?

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    1. I haven't tried Savor yet, but they're all pretty comparable aside from the texture. They all lather nicely as a shampoo and don't weight my hair down. Haus of Gloi does leave my hair a little greasy the next day so I avoid using it on the roots. As a body wash they feel clean but never too stripped and dry.

      These are somewhere between Solstice and Gloi in terms of texture. A little heavier than Solstice and not as firm as Gloi. Very different than Alchemic Muse which feels more like a mushy soap sliver. I believe Solstice is the only one that is made from a base. They're all pretty nice TBH.

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    2. Thanks! I've tried the other brands and I didn't care for how soft Solstice Scents was. Haus of Gloi is my favorite so far but I want to try everyone's whipped soap!

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    3. Thanks! I've tried the other brands and I didn't care for how soft Solstice Scents was. Haus of Gloi is my favorite so far but I want to try everyone's whipped soap!

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  2. Thanks for the review! I agree with your assessment of Toasted Marshmallow, based on dry sniff. It's very sweet without any hint of a toasted or smoky note.

    These whipped soaps seem to get lots of raves, based on what I've read, but it's not my favorite consistency by far. Your description of some whipped soaps being the consistency of "bar soap that sat in water too long" is actually how I'd describe Sixteen92's version myself - perhaps if it sat in water for a few days before turning mushy.

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    1. You're very welcome. What are your favorite whipped soaps? I've been wanting to try Savor, Mad City Sue and Valhalla. And have you tried Toasted Marshmallow as a perfume?

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    2. I prefer the consistency be similar to whipped cream, and Mad City Soap's is very much like that. CocoaPink's Whipped Topping is my fave, but, unfortunately, it's only offered once a year and wasn't even offered this year. I'm relatively new to FuturePrimitive's whipped soap and enjoy that consistency as well. I'm curious about Valhalla, but will wait until the holiday season to see the scent list. Savor is much denser than the many others I've tried. I used to be a huge fan, but my consistency preference changed; the scents were hit or miss; and I couldn't stand the chunks of unwhipped soap.

      I haven't tried Toasted Marshmallow was a perfume, but my guess is that any nuances in fragrance would appear in that medium, as opposed to whipped soap.

      Thanks again for all of the reviews! They've been very helpful.

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