Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Does It Work: Caffeineated soaps mix the caffeine directly into the soap. As you lather up the soap on your body, the caffeine slowly absorbs into your skin. When trying out the soap I lathered up my entire body and let it sit for about a minute or so before I rinsed it off. Within just a few minutes I could definitely feel the caffeine doing it's job. I went from half asleep to actually feeling quite energized. I tried 2 different techniques when using the soap: I lathered directly from the bar to my body and then I also used a scrubby pouf. I found the scrubby pouf method seemed to work a bit better but I could tell the difference no matter how I applied the soap to my body.
The website claims that each bar of soap contains the caffeine equivalent to a strong cup of coffee in each usage. I would say this is pretty accurate and I was able to make it several hours in the morning before I felt the need to reach for an energy drink.
(7.5 - 8 out of 10) This number could be higher of lower depending on how long you let it sit on the skin and how you apply it.
Overall Thoughts: I have tried out several caffeinated soaps and this has to be one of my favorites so far. Not only do they smell fantastic (seriously you need to get a bar and see what I mean) but they actually work great. If you are one of those people like me that are not a morning person, then you need to grab a bar of Con*Tact Caffeine Soap and help kick start you mornings before you even leave the shower. There are over 30 varieties of soap, you are sure to find one that you fall in love with. Also they offer caffeine free version of their soaps for those people looking for a great soap minus the caffeine.
Official Website: http://www.contactcaffeine.com/