I've been on the hunt for good local products in general, and been wanting to find a cheaper replacement for my Kala Milk body wash, and I have not yet found it, unfortunately (oh, Kala!). Fippo seems to be an interesting homegrown Bicolano brand, and I'm all for it, but this castille soap doesn't really hit the mark. I don't sense any sort of honey-ness or lemon-ity in the soap, and I know that natural ingredients wouldn't have as strong an impact on the senses, but... I don't know, this just doesn't smell like anything close to advertised, really. The soap doesn't lather much, and I figured that maybe castille soap doesn't do much of that, which is fine. But it's also this sort of viscous, goopy consistency that's a bit of a turn-off. I can give the bottle all the shaking I want and it's still going to be some sort of goop. It does deliver on its gentle cleansing though, but it's not exactly more moisturizing than most. Might be okay for others, but I'll pass on a repurchase.
about 2 months ago