PRODUCT/COMPANY NAME: SoCoolKids
PRODUCT TYPE(S): Skin care line targeted toward kids, mainly glycerin bar soaps; clothing; and other accessories.
AGES: N/A (please check with manufacturer with any questions about appropriate use)
RETAIL PRICE: $3.50-$18.50 according to website retail offering (as of Sept. 1, 2013)
Recently a lovely gal named Rachel contacted me to see if I’d be interested in reviewing SoCoolKids soaps. I’m still fairly new to the Product Review game having only done two official product reviews previously and not very recently. Reviews just are not really something I want to delve into too deeply here at Real Mom Time (RMT) since I am all about keeping it as real as possible (you can read my policy on product reviews for more about that). However, since this product was already something we use around here daily (bar soap), it was an easy pitch. We’ve never been into using liquid soap in the bathroom due to spillage and overuse… that and we have about 100 bars of soaps from frequent travels. But now, thanks to SoCoolKids, we are reminded just how small those hotel soaps really are!
According to founder and company owner Lauren Beck, SoCoolKids is about capturing that “inherent beauty of children, in a way that I felt was missing in today’s marketing. Our inspiration comes from the ease that flourishes in kids; their smiles during a morning walk on the beach with mom; quiet family time by the lake; or mountain biking with dad in the desert!”
I agree that one SoCoolKids product in particular captures this sentiment perfectly: The Surf Sand Soap. This bar soap is composed of all-natural ingredients and made right here in the USA (Los Angeles and upstate New York) as are all of the SoCoolKids products. As you can see in the photo, the Surf Sand Soap embodies all that the beach is, down to the exfoliating qualities of a walk on the sand with the scent of the ocean lingering longingly in the air after use. While the gritty texture of the soap was a bit too rough for my son’s liking and the pointed corners made it difficult to rub directly onto his body at first, it still lathered up easily enough for bath time and he welcomed the change from his usual liquid body wash (yes, I realize the irony of not using liquid hand soap but using liquid body wash). C also said it got T clean and was as easy as using the body wash, which is as if not more important since he’s in charge of tub time after all. I’ve also used the soap – after a trip to the beach, actually! – and enjoyed the feeling of scrubbing my body clean of the salts, sunscreens, and other residues that had built up on my skin from the long day out.
We also received the Watermelon, Mango, Orange, and Banana glycerin soaps. So far I’ve put a bar of the Orange and Mango in each of our bathrooms. After just two weeks of use, I’m loving them both; yes, SoCoolKids isn’t just for kids, parents! I’m not getting the usual dryness of a glycerin soap (or other bar soaps for that matter) perhaps because of the Aloe Vera that SoCoolKids mixes into their formula. The colors are cheery and the scents are as bright as their hues. In fact, T told me that the Orange reminds him of a lollipop.
T’s friends agree. A couple of them also have tried a bar of the Orange Glycerin Soap in the shower and love the smell and how “smooth” it feels. While they reported that this style of soap isn’t as robust as the Surf Sand Soap at tub time (it’s “melting” quickly during use and getting rather “jelly-like” in the soap dish as most glycerin soaps tend to do in high-humidity situations… remember that gold-colored big-brand glycerin bar that was so popular in the 1980s?!), it has lasted longer at the sink for hand washing. Hey, maybe this means the kids will wash their hands more easily knowing there’s a sweet soap treat waiting for them at the sink. We can dream(sicle), right?
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Thanks again to Rachel, Lauren, and SoCoolKids for contacting me and for all the freebies. Now it’s your turn to get in on the action, RMT’ers! Because of SoCoolKids’ generosity, they want to share the soapy love with you, too! I’m running a Rafflecopter giveaway (CLICK THROUGH TO RAFFLECOPTER TO ENTER) from NOW (Friday September 6, 2013) through Midnight Monday September 9, 2013. All you have to do is:
1. Click the Rafflecopter link above in LARGE TEXT then,
2. Please do one or more of the following:
– leave a comment here on this blog post
– like my Facebook Page and/or,
– tweet about the contest with others (please tag @RealMomTime in your posts)
Please click-through the Rafflecopter for further instructions and for entering, checking off all of the step(s) you do above. Rafflecopter is where I am gathering up all the entries and where I will “pull the name from the hat” as the saying goes. The more steps you do above, the more entries you get! Please enter as often as you wish BUT please do not leave back-to-back, “bot”-style, and/or “spammy” comments (those and anything else deemed profane or otherwise unfit for the RMT community will be deleted). Once a winner is randomly selected, I will contact that person to coordinate prize delivery directly from SoCoolKids, so make sure you are a real person who can provide me a real email and shipping address, if needed. I will post the winner’s name to this and an additional blog post along with the Rafflecopter giveaway site once selected; I can get the winner’s contact details later, so please never post your contact information in a public forum! No purchase necessary. You can link to the giveaway directly above for all the rules and regulations.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”