I received some Pure Chimp products as a present a while ago, and as I’m nearly finished them, I figured now was a good time to write a review!
First, a little about the company:
All of Pure Chimp’s products are suitable for vegans and have been registered with the vegan society (this is always a huge plus for me as it’s a bother having to email companies individually to find out if they’re vegan!)
The company has a strong ethical stance as they give 5% of their profits to charity and every product on the website is 100% natural.
They also help look after the planet by using recyclable glass jars, recyclable plastic pouches and recyclable paper when packaging the products.
They’re best known for their matcha green tea (which I haven’t tried yet!) but they also have a range of other products on offer, including the soap and cleanser that I received!
I got the Super Cleanser which is suitable for people with sensitive skin (not a problem I usually face, but it’s great that it’s inclusive of all skin types!)
In the mixture, extra virgin olive oil is used to lock in moisture and kaolin clay draws out impurities. The ingredients are completely natural including ground almonds, vegetable glycerine, dried marigold, banana extract, sea buckthorn oil, vitamin E oil as well as the extra virgin olive oil and clay I mentioned above.
I thought it was very similar to the Angels On Bare Skin cleanser from Lush, but with a much stronger scent (the banana). It also broke apart easier in my hands when mixed with water (a good thing!) and left my face feeling clean and hydrated.
On the website, it’s being sold for £11.95 (which is approx. €14) so it’s quite steep for just 80g. I think this is more of a luxury cleanser (one I can’t afford myself right now) but I’d be delighted if I got it again as a gift.
The soap I received is £4.95 from their website but it’s quite a big bar so you get your money’s worth from it. It smells like banana and vanilla, which is quite pleasant, and leaves your hands feeling moisturised after.
I would definitely use this in the shower rather than wasting it on my hands as it is really moisturising and better suited to a body prone to dryness (like my own). It has absolutely no chemicals which is fantastic. The ingredients are olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, cocoa butter and banana extract so it’s really luxurious.
Both of the products I got last between a year and 18 months so they have a natural shelf life rather than the chemical filled crap that you could probably still use 10 years from now.
I’d definitely recommend them if you have the money to give them a go, particularly if you have sensitive and dry skin! It’s also great to support genuinely vegan companies like this one!