Review | ARCONA Raspberry Clarifying Bar

So I’ve been stressing about what I’m going to do for my final project in one of my classes because I have yet to completely form an idea. Other than that terrible news, I did enter two of my photographs into an exhibition hosted by the gallery located on campus and I’m really hoping that they get accepted in.

I mean, there’s a cash prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the exhibition, so any amount of money can be good money to a struggling student, right?

Anyway, I’m here to give you another product review and it will be on another “soap bar” (this is in quotations for a reason; I’ll explain further on). This is from a company in California called ARCONA and it specializes in high quality skincare made with certified organic ingredients!

This is the Raspberry Clarifying Bar and it can be found at select Nordstrom stores for around . . .wait for it . . . a crazy $42 plus tax. *sighs*

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I’ll get to the issue with the price soon, but this product was a pure impulse buy from my end. An impulse buy that I will almost never make again without thinking about the cost.

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As you can see, it comes wrapped and packaged up very nicely and I expected that from a high end beauty brand. I did use this bar on my face and neck every single time I showered so I could have an accurate review.

To put it simply, this bar is pretty good! I would like to note that the people at ARCONA do not classify this to be a “soap bar” at all. They name it to be a cleansing bar, meaning that this is a facial cleanser in bar form (or something like that).

It doesn’t take much water to get a smooth, bubbly lather going and it cleans my face and neck really well. Rinsing it off leaves no residue behind and a face ready for my DIY toner and face serum. It’s not really drying at all either.

Plus, when I first smelled it from the container, the fragrance reminded me of those chalky Flintstone vitamins that I had to take when I was little. But when the bar is in my hands and a lather is made, the smell melts into a tart, fruity scent with bitterness underneath that is probably caused by the raspberries used for it.

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With all of the positives stated, I just have one negative point. The price is completely outrageous! There’s no way I can see myself purchasing this cleansing bar on a regular basis with the tight budget that I’m on (and no, it’s not just because of the “poor college student” meme). This bar would be a product of pure luxury and I would purchase this only if I wanted to feel somewhat pampered.

Those are my thoughts on this product. I’ll finish the rest of the bar, but a future purchase won’t happen anytime soon.

See you in the next post!

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