Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Solid - Haircare and Face Serum by Sorbet Cosmetics

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Hope you are all enjoying the beautiful spring weather we have had as of late.  It is such an amazing feeling to know that Summer is just around the corner.

Over the past 6 weeks I have been trialling some Sorbet Cosmetics products and OMG, I am a total convert.  Not only has this innovative company sold me on their amazing products but the ethos behind the brand is something to be envied by other cosmetic companies and to be celebrated by Sorbet's loyal customer base.

Sorbet is a 100% solid skin and hair care company based in Christchurch, New Zealand. They are committed to making amazing-smelling, seriously bubbly hair, face and body bars using natural ingredients and minimal packaging.
Sorbet products and ingredients are:
• Certified cruelty-free
• Certified climate-neutral
• Vegan & not tested on animals
• Sourced locally where possible
• Packaged in water-soluble or recyclable wrappers
• 100% solid formulations
Now to be completely honest I was a little hesitant to try these products, were they going to work?  Was my skin going to break out?  Was my hair doomed to be a frizzy mess forever?  Check out the products I tried and my reviews below...

SAVING FACE - Solid Face Serum

On the box:  Saving Face is pure luxury; made with Cupuacu, Shea & Illipe butters and Rosehip & Pomegranate oils. Scented with 100% pure Jasmine it is truly spectacular. These ingredients have high concentrations of anti oxidants, phytosterols, polyphenols and fatty acids to promote firm, hydrated skin.  
You can use Saving Face in two ways; either as a nutrient and hydration booster under your normal face cream or as your only moisturiser. 
Best for normal to dry skins.
Out of all of the products I tried I was most hesitant with this one, my first thoughts were that it would be a huge hassle wetting the bar, rubbing it over my face and then drying it (yes this is actually how I thought this bar worked) THEN I opened the product and nearly died - in a good way - The bar is self lubricating in that you just pick it up and rub on your face directly or rub product between your fingers and apply to the face. 
I was sold!  Not only did this little bar of magic smell delicious but my skin felt amazing, after a few minutes my skin soaked in all of the goodness and I was left with a perfect base to apply my make up, I didn't even use a primer as my skin felt so good.  I also use this in the evening after removing my makeup - I have found that applying a few layers (or applying liberally) at night has really helped with the overall condition of my skin and I wake in the morning to smooth, glowing skin. 
So, how is it different from your usual face serums?  Well apart from the obvious fact that it is a solid bar it isn't as oily as other serums/oils that I have used in the past and I honestly find it easier to apply!  I like that I am able to use this in the morning or in the evening - I wouldn't dream of using any of my other face serums in the morning as they are just far too oily for my combination skin!
Tips:  I didn't completely remove the wrapper from this bar, I just tore the edge off a little ensuring that I didn't rip it completely off, that way you can ensure the bar stays clean inside it's wrapper and use the edge of the product on your face.

WONDERBAR - Solid Conditioner

On the box:  As the name would suggest our Wonderbar is truly wonderful. 
A solid conditioner bar that doubles as a shaving bar and a inshower moisturiser for those with sensitive skin. Not only that but it lasts up to five months with regular use and smells fantastic.  Not to mention- it's also a heat protectant that stays in place until you next wash with any shampoo. So style without the worry!  Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Vanilla and some sparkle make this bar enjoyable to use and very effective. 
Best for normal-dry hair.
Yes, I have to agree this is truly a wonderful product.  It has to be by far one of the best conditioners I have ever used, it detangles, moisturises, nourishes and doesn't leave your hair oily.  I found that a little truly does go a long way as you only need to rub the bar between the lengths of your hair a few times to detangle and condition. 
This bar seriously stands the test of time, I have been using it now for around 6 weeks and have barely made a dent in it.  I also use this when shaving my legs/underarms and find that I get a much closer shave and have less irritation.
My hair condition has improved dramatically after using this product, it is shinier, less frizzy and more manageable than it has been in a long time!

HEALI KIWI - Solid Shampoo

The Heali Kiwi!
Specifically for those who suffer from scalp problems our newest bar is chock full of Kiwifruit Oil, Coconut Oil, Neem Oil, Oats, Calendular and Manuka Oil.
Great for dandruff sufferers, people with psoriasis or most other scalp problems. Will calm irritated scalps, prevent flakiness and kill the microbes that can cause problems.
Oh my goodness, talk about a game changer! I have been using the Heali Kiwi solid shampoo for around 6 weeks now and I just can't get over how fabulous my hair looks and feels!

I have noticed a dramatic difference in my problematic dry scalp which I have been trying to get under control for months, I even used Neutrogena T Gel and that didn't work as well as the Heali Kiwi!   To use I simply grab the bar and move it all over my head to ensure I get enough product to form a good lather, it does take a little longer to apply than normal shampoo as you have to work it into hair but the results are definitely worth it! 

I also noticed that I didn't have to wash my hair as frequently and my hair wasn't as frizzy as it usually is. I generally straighten my hair after each wash but was quite happy to leave it natural after using this product in conjunction with the Wonderbar conditioner.
Tips: Ensure you store the bar properly, if you leave in a damp place the bar will become soft and you wont be able to get as much use out of it as you usually would.

Purchase from for $22.00



  1. I love heali kiwi and wonderbar is an absolute treat. Agree! My absolute fav is the Damage Control Bar! Its so so good. Lovely review Sarah!

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