BATHETOBASICS Basic cream bar review

Hey everyone, 

Today, I’ll be reviewing the basic cream bar from Bathe to Basics , a Hong Kong brand that prides itself on producing products containing ‘natural ingredients with traditional making methods, and they are all produced locally in Hong Kong’. [Source]

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Soap with the box transformed into a soap dish.

Price: $98 HKD which is roughly $15-17 AUD depending on exchange rates

Fun fact

Did you know that Bathetobasic products are fully dissolvable and turns into water and cabonate dioxide in 24 hours after using it? 


This is the Basic cream bar No1 , described as mild and nourishing for all skin types. There are no essential oils so it’s suitable for pregnancy and babies.

It lathers into a medium light to medium airy foam as it does not contain synthetic foaming agents which often give a psychological sense of cleanliness. However, I measure whether a soap is effective for my skin from whether my skin feels clean after using the soap. The soap I’ve been using currently is the Nourished Life clay and charcoal soap which contains charcoal for cleansing properties- review here. This soap I feel focuses on promoting cleansing without stripping all the oils from the skin so I think for days where I’m not out that much or not moving around a lot, this soap would be suitable.

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Another bonus is that the cardboard box can be transformed into a soap stand. Not sure how it works when the soap is wet but a cool and minimal waste concept.


Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Aqua (Water), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit Seed) Extract, Glycerin, Pure Honey

Overall comments

Overall, this soap is great for those looking for a soap that cleanses without stripping the skin of all its natural oils. It will get rid of some oils, like surface oils that have mixed with the air as well as dirt from pollution, the environment you were in etc (depend where you live and what activities you have partaken in throughout the day)

Another positive is that this soap bar is a convenient (leak proof, sturdy and compact) option for travelling not to mention that it’s better for the environment.

Thanks for reading – any advice/feedback is greatly appreciated! 




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Design student | Sydney