Monday, October 18, 2010

Product: Shulammite Carrot Soap

If you've read my 2 other soap reviews, then you are aware that I am on a mission--a mission to find a soap that can effectively control my long-time and on-going pimple problem, and give me a beautiful, glowing skin. After trying out Cyleina Organic Soaps, I found another one that looks promising, based on other sises' feedback on GirlTalk: Shulammite Carrot Soap.

I was delighted that the soap is available at most Watson's branches and I won't have to find a reseller to purchase the product from. I've nothing against reseller, but because I live outside of Manila, finding a reseller that can arrange a meet-up near my area can be frustrating sometimes.

So on my next trip to SM Muntinlupa (I think there's a Watson's drugstore in every SM malls), I bought 1 bar to try. Shulammite Carrot Soap comes in an orange packaging and costs P94. Some were able to buy this soap at a cheaper price at local Chinese drugstores in Tutuban Mall and Quiapo. I find it nice that it has an expiration date on the box, so you'll know if you're buying a fresh soap or an old stock.

Shulammite Carrot Soap




Manufactured and Expiration Date on the box


At first, I was a bit skeptical because when I opened the box and smelled the soap, the scent was weird. Not unpleasant or irritating, but it just didn't smell fresh or organic to me. But it didn't deter me from trying out the soap.

I took a pairing knife and sliced it thinly, like slicing a block of cheese. I only use one slice a time para matipid (a tip I recommend to those who want their soap bars to last longer). The first time I washed my face with it, I immediately noticed a mattifying effect on my skin. It looked like I put powder on my face. I also didn't experience any sting or harsh reactions despite massaging the soap on my face for almost 1 minute.

After a few more days of using it, I was beginning to see some significant changes on my skin. It looked whiter, less oily and with a more even skintone and a pinkish glow (that's more visible than when I was using Cyleina's Tomato soap). And yes, small pimples are slowly drying up.

I did not experience any micropeeling but I noticed that my pimple marks were fading and dark spots were lightening, two weeks after. What I really love was waking up in the morning, with a fresh-looking and rosy-cheeked face greeting me when I look at myself in the mirror.

Before, there were times my face looked darker than the rest of my body because of it's oily nature (oil attracts more dirt that makes my face appear dark). But after a few weeks of using Shulammite Carrot Soap, my face was noticeably whiter than my neck already. I was using it only on my face because I still have lots of Cyleina soaps to use on my body (I decided to use them up first before switching to Shulammite as my body soap). So I just made sure to use Shulammite on my neck as well to even out the skin color.

I was totally impressed with the results that I was seeing on my face. But I always tell myself that the true test will come when I'm already PMS'ing. My hormones go haywire a week before I get my period and my pimples are usually having the grandest time of their lives during that time. For more than three weeks, Shulammite was effective in keeping my face pimple-free and less oily, and I was hoping for the best when the dreaded period finally herald its arrival.

Like what I feared, the week before my monthly period, pimple started coming out. First, there were a few small ones under my chin and jaw area. As the week progress, two big ones surfaced. Initially, Shulammite was successful in drying them out within two days. But eventually, as my "red day" came nearer, my pimples seemed to be winning the battle. The worst was a huge, red, and inflamed pimple on my upper right cheek that stayed for weeks. It's still there as I write this review. In fact, I still have some small pimples under my jaw, my chin and my forehead weeks after my period. And I think I'll have two new ones coming out, too--one on the lower end of my left eyebrow and one on the upper left cheek, kind of balancing with the one I had on my right.

The Verdict


Half a soap and 1 1/2 months later, my face looks whiter, less oily, skintone is more even and has a rosy glow. But as far as pimple control is concerned, Shulammite failed the ultimate test. I'm still using it despite not being able to effectively fight off my acne problem. I really love the effects it has on my skin and for a relatively short time, it gave me a pinkish white skin that I didn't achieve with the other soaps that I 've tried.

But I admit that not being able to control my pimple was a dealbreaker, so my search is still on. Sometimes, I feel that maybe there's no single soap that can give me a beautiful skin and keep my pimples at bay at the same time. Maybe, I need to use something with my soap, something that's specifically meant to treat acne, like when I used EC27 Guava Soap with RCC Amazing Touch's Antibacterial Lotion. That makes sense--to not totally depend on one soap for all my skin problems.

But for now, like what I said, I'm still using Shulammite Carrot Soap. I will finish the whole bar but will probably try a different soap after.Or maybe continue using it and just try a pimple spot treatment for a change. I'm still not decided.

UPDATE 10/14/2012:

Answering some inquiries on the comment section made me realize that I should update this post. Aside from Shulammite, I also tried Dr. Kaufman's Sulfur Soap, GT Carrot Soap, Dove, Cyleina's Carrot Soap. But none addressed my pimples and none gave me the same rosy glow that Shulammite gives. So I stuck with Shulammite. And I don't know when exactly it happened, but my breakouts stopped. They just did, even when I have my period, even when I would stay up late at night.

I'm on my nth bar now, I've lost count because I am also using it on my body (so mas mabilis maubos, I buy every month ata). The only time I stopped using Shulammite Carrot Soap was when I got pregnant because whitening products is a no-no for pregnant women. But after that, I promptly went back to using it again. Also, the price has increased to P109. a little expensive than regular bath soap but it works for me so I just keep using it.

Shulammite Carrot Soap and natural moisturizers are the only thing I use on my face now.

55 comments:

  1. i think you should stop changing soaps.. that's gonna harm ur skin. :p
    at least stick with a soap for a couple of months. lol.

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  2. It's hard for me not to change soaps, especially when the one I'm using is making my pimples worse. But the good news is, I found my new HG soap. It was Shulammite all along. We're best friends now. Lol.

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  3. Hi there sheng i really love your reviews but umm about these article naman i suggest to better stick with the carrot soap na lang been using it for 1 month and the effects were good its best paired with any whitening cream to boost the lightening of the skin im using sunflower pearl cream ng HBC then aveeno positively radiant spf15 moisturizer during daytime lahat ng soaps na natry mo na nandito sa blog mo natry ko na din pero shulammite lang talaga ang naging effective for me :) BTW im using cyleina soaps on my body PGM saka strawberry effective din! :) PS: try mo ung sunflower pearl cream maganda sobra wala pang 1 week effect goodluck sheng! :)

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  4. Thanks. I am using Shulammite up to now. Although it didn't control my pimples, I realized that it was the best soap among all the soaps that I've tried so far. So I did stick to it :)

    I'll check out the sunflower pearl cream. It looks interesting. Thanks for recommending. :)

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  5. No prob ate sheng :) me too mega hoard na nga ako ng shula eh saka nung sunflower pearl cream :) ganda ng effect. nga pala ate sheng i stopped using cyleina na idk di na sya effective for me its like garbage so i switched to meztisa soap and wola!! after 1 week mas pumuti ako ang yung glow nya iba parang naglagay ng oil tehee! nga pala im kim gokongwei 18 from Pque :) nice knowing u here :) TIA!

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  6. Hi Kim, sorry my reply got delayed. Thanks for all your suggestions. Sadly, I have to stop using Shulammite, and all my other whitening products, kasi I'm pregnant. Baka mag-Ilog Maria soaps muna ako basta inde whitening.

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  7. Hi Sheng, Have you tried Shulammite sunblock? If yes, please give us feedback. Btw, Shulammite carrot soap is actually a MIRACLE SOAP that worked for the stubborn pimples of my daughter. In 3 days time, 95% of it was gone! I saved a lot of money and she has glowing skin now. Me and my husband use it too now! lsr

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  8. Hello lsr,

    Good to know that Shulammite carrot soap worked for your daughter's pimples. I haven't tried their sunblock, though. Thanks for dropping by :)

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  9. I've heard about this Shulammite Carrot soap from my friend and I've been searching for reviews and comments. I have pimple problems too kasi. I've been hesitating to try different soaps actually, but after reading your review, I'm encouraged to buy my very first Shulammite Carrot Soap! There are actually good reviews also about the Shulammite Sheep Placenta soap as I've seen them in their Facebook page (Harmony and Wellness)http://www.facebook.com/pages/Harmony-and-Wellness/265418626742. Have you tried it?

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  10. Kim here! thats good newsssss!! hmmmm girl or boy? :) nga pala shula is good for the body din pala nakakaputi pala to! hahaha! :)))

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  11. acne problem comes from inside... so it can't be cured outside... my friendly advice to you is to stop searching for that soap or cosmetic so you won't be disappointed. just live healthy, eat nutritious foods, exercises and sleep in time.. that's all. goodluck sweety!!

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  12. @Anonymous, for me it is. In fact, I'm using it again and my skin is pimple-free. I wish it will stay this way, forever.

    @shiro, thanks for the advice.

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  13. hello ms. sheng, i am also a shulammite carrot soap user..been using this for a little less than a year now and i find it really great! i'm bringing some to malaysia on my next trip back actually for my titas and cousins. i saw the link of gina above and found out that there are still other soaps and products by the same makers.. can you advise me if diamond soap is effective or not. i would love to read your review on that before i bring some., thank you!

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  14. Hi Joy, I haven't tried the diamond soap so sorry, I can't help you with that one. I am still using the carrot soap though, and so far, I'm satisfied with its effects on my skin. I'm not really thinking of using another soap, just to experiment, because I'm not sure how my skin will react to it. I wouldn't want to repair something that's not broken :)

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  15. Hi ms.sheng i had a teacher before who has terrible pimples whenever she had her period but she consulted a doctor and gave her some hormone meds... Now she looks really radiant!!! I can really see that her face is super makinis na!!! Try to consult a ob-gyne or a doctor for the hormones(i forgot the term hehe ) GOD BLESS :-)

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  16. Hi ms. sheng. after ilang weeks po ba bgo matanggal ung dark spot or marks ng pimples?

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  17. @Anonymous1, I consulted with a derma before, when my breakout was at its peak, the meds worked but once I stopped taking them, the pimples reappeared. I didn't want to be dependent on meds kaya I searched for products na hiyang sa skin ko. Shulammite Carrot is one of them. Pimple-free na ako ngayon.

    @Anonymous2, depende siguro sa skin sis. To be honest, my pimple marks from years ago are still visible, but they have faded significantly over the years.

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  18. Hi i also use shullamite carrot soap. It's effective for me kasi hindi nakakairritate yung soap Saka Hindi nakakadry masyado and nakakalighten ng skin.Pero not all of my pimples were cured since I was diagnosed by my OB-Gyne with PCOs. So I need to take oral meds and topical for my pimples. But I'm still using it for my body. I love your reviews. Thanks.

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  19. hi! i'm on my 3rd day of using the shullamite carrot soap..and so far, my pimples have dried up! i just hope this would also lighten up the acne scars i have on my face.

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  20. Why don't you try a toner specifically kojie san dual action after cleansing your face with shulammite carrot soap. I'm also a user of this soap and noted 100% effective, it dries your pimples, it lightens your skin and it gives you brighter complexion.. kojie san dual action minimizes your pores so if you do have a breakout it pictured small and may not cause you to look depressed.. another for you to consider is your moisturizer, I'm still using celeteque acne clearing gel as my moisturizer for months and usually found at Sm Watson.. These recommended facial products are 100% safe, mild and effective..

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  21. Hi there,

    I was reading a lot of reviews abt this Shulammite carrot soap and do far almost 80% of the users are swearing by them.
    I have an acne prone skin and acne scars are my problems as well. I just had my acne break outa when I reached mid 20's and right now that I'm 34 yrs old, I still continue to have this condition. I've tried the Cyleina Black soap but it did not work for me.
    Right now, i'm using the Renew Placenta soap for 4 days now and I can say that my sjin tightened and lesser oil but my pimples are not drying up. It even aggravated my pimples because it burned the surface of the zits. I'm going to use it on my body na lang siguro.
    I'm planning to buy Shulammite but I also want to ask if I still need to put on moisturizers even if I have oily skin?
    I would appreciate any suggestions.
    Thanks! - kris

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    1. hi there! i think you still need moisturizers even if you have oily skin. i have oily skin as well, but im using Mary Kay Hydrate #3 (for oily skin), if you want you can try other products which are cheaper too. :)

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  22. hi! i wrote last nov.4 at 8:23PM..glad to say, that on my 14th day of using schulamite carrot soap, my face is now clearer and pimple-free, although i still have some acne marks left.can't wait to finish one bar and see the difference!
    also, suggest you use it on your body first, especially the back area just to check if you would be "hiyang" with the soap.
    Ms sheng, I'd like to know what moisturizer you are using, since the one I'm using is a little expensive (Mary Kay Hydrate) which costs about P950.
    Thanks! :0 -vanah

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    1. I use natural skin moisturizers, Ilog Maria Honeymilk and Human Heart Nature Sunflower Oil. And they are a lot cheaper, too :)

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    2. hello po ate ask ko lang natural po ba na mahapdi sa mukha ung carrot soap ??

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    3. Nung una ko siyang ginamit, medyo mahapdi nga. Pero nahiyang naman ako at di na siya mahapdi.

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    4. I want to ask lang po... Paano mo malalaman kung hiyang sayo... If you try it first sa back mo?

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    5. No, sa face agad. Pag di hiyang, I'll have rashes, or experience itching and redness, or pimples will start popping up again.

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  23. Ask ko lang po kung natural lang na mahapdi sa mukha? at tska po ilang beses po dapat gamitin sa isang araw ? :) at hnd po ba nakakarashes ??? salamat po sa pagsagot ^^

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    1. Hi Xciee,

      Nung una kong siyang ginamit, medyo mahapdi. Pero nahiyang naman ako. I used it once a day, minsan twice. If nagkaka-rashes ka, baka di ka hiyang. But Shulammite can be very drying on the skin, esp if dry na yung face mo to begin with. So maybe what you think are rashes, is actually a dry skin. I have an oily face kaya the soap doesn't dry my skin that much. Pero pag nasobrahan ng babad sa face, nagiging dry at humahapdi talaga. HTH

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    2. Ms.. Sheng may konting brown spot kasi ung face ko kaya ng shulammite carrot soap kayang paputiin? .Gt carrot kasi ung gmit ko malapit ko ng maubos ang bar pero Di man Lang nag light..I will try the shummalite,.bgo palang ak
      ong gumagamit ng GT CARROT,Itry gluta soap wala rin...

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    3. Iba-iba kasi ang effect ng mga soap sa skin natin, so I really can't say if Shulammite will lighten your brown spot as effectively as it did on my pimple scars. Nag-GT carrot soap din ako dati, no effect.

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  24. you can buy it at P89 at robinsons dept stores. i'm also a fan of that soap :)

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  25. hello ms. sheng! it's my 1st day of using this carrot soap and i found this review of yours and i think it really helps a lot and i want to have some encouragements to those who already used and has a really good effect on their face., i had my acne breakout after college and i was really frustrated about it., for now i'm staying here in my home because i don't want to be notice by people around my workplace., pimples really affects my self esteem and hopefully this carrot soap will lessen and dry my pimples., thanks for this for review!

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    1. You're welcome and goodluck, I hope hiyang sa'yo para ma-clear na mga pimples. Until now, Shulammite Carrot Soap pa din gamit ko with good results.

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  26. OILY skin needs oil! I had oily skin so I thought taking oil-based Vitamins A, D, E would make it more oily. On the contrary, my acne was cured. Magnesium, Vit C helped too. Funny, but applying virgin coconut oil or Human Nature Sunflower oil 1 hour before I take a bath made my skin less oily the whole day.

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  27. Hi, Ms. Sheng. I first read a post of yours about Human Heart Nature and now, I'm curious so later I'll try to find this soap, and hopefully will have the same results as yours.

    Btw, your story about your chaotic battle with zits is really funny. We almost have the same scenario when "red alert" is approaching. :)

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  28. Hi Sheng,

    Nice feedback :) i hope you could help me find a soap that will treat my backacne.

    Ive been using this soap and im on my 2nd bar but im not that satisfied.

    May mga stubborn pimples prn akong nkikita sa back ko (kumonti nga lng).

    Do you have any suggestions :( i need a soap to treat my backacne, pls help :(

    -zaira

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  29. Hello po. 1 week na po ako nagamit nito tapos parang naglabasan ulit pimples ko. Sayda po bang ganun? Ang tagal ko na po may acne nakakawala po ng self esteem :(

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  30. Hi ms. Sheng :) ask ko Lang Kung pwede bang pag sabayin yung ShullamiteCarrotSoap Tsaka maxi peel? Is it safe?

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  31. Normal lang ba na mahapdi kapag ginagamit ko? i just started using it two days ago

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  32. hello there. Is shulammite carrot soap good for oily skin? 'cause i heard oily skin should use oil-free cleansers. so will this soap be okay for me to use? please reply. thank you! :)

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  33. Never ever use maxi peel with a whitening soap. it hardly damages ur skin by making it thiner and more sensitive.

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  34. hello ask kolang ilang days or weeks bgo makhta effect ng carrot soap pang 4days kuna syang nagagamet parang nagbabakbak sya sa face ko pero tinutubuan parin ako ng pimples. oh natural lang sa paggamit un

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  35. 3days kunasyang gamet ate sheng parang binabakbak nya ang mga pimple marks ko pero tinutubuan parin ng pimple anu say mo te sheng

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  36. Personally, I'd continue using it for at least 2 weeks, unless there's an adverse reaction. If you read my blog, at first I also thought it's not effective in clearing up my pimples. But I continued using it because it whitens my skin. Hanggang ngayon, 3 years after, I'm still using it. I still get pimples every now and then, but significantly fewer than before. Usually, one or two na lang.

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  37. Is it effective for the body also?

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  38. This soap was never effective for me.
    I have oily skin and as I continued to use it,
    my skin turned really dry. As in really dry.
    I didn't want to make my skin dry.
    I just wanted to get rid of pimples.
    But that's what shulammite did to me: it turned my oily skin to dry.
    And one more thing, dry skin isn't really good, though
    Coz i still have those effin pimples.
    It was not effective.

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    1. effective po 2 sa mga sensitive skin? kinukuha niya ba nito ang mga pores sa face?

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    2. ano po ba ung mgndang moisturizer habang gumagamit nitong sabon?kc sensitive skin po aq

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  39. You have to try BRAGGS Apple Cider Vinegar as Skin Toner.These products used by celebrity like Scarlet Johanson & also used for detoxification.Google it for more info & Testimony of these amazing products.

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  40. Hello po,ahm.pag ginamit ko po ba yung shulammite carrot soap pwede ko din po ba gamitin yung dati ko ginagamit na sa derm

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  41. pwd po ba itong gamitin sa sensetive skin?

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