Saturday, 12 March 2011

Bliss and Soap & glory

In 1996 Bliss was founded by Marcia Kilgore in New York. In 2001 Bliss came to the UK when it opened it's first international spa in London. Since then Marcia has also created Fitflop, the toning footwear brand, and a cheaper beauty range which I think just about everyone has heard of and tried which is Soap & Glory.

This got me thinking, if Bliss and Soap & Glory were created by the same person maybe there are some dupes of Bliss products in their cheaper brand counterpart?

I have to admit I have used many different Soap & Glory products and only one Bliss product so I can't say that the products I've found are of equal quality and give the same results but here's what I found.

Body butter/lotion

Bliss - Lemon & Sage Body Butter Lite 250ml - £20.50
Water (aqua), glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, neopentyl glycol diheptanoate, myristyl myristate, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), cetyl alcohol, dimethicone, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, shorea stenoptera seed butter, imperata cylindrica root extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, retinyl palmitate, tocopheryl acetate, sodium hyaluronate, PEG-20 stearate, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, hydrogenate coco-glycerides, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, palmitic acid, stearyl alcohol, chlorphenesin, panthenol, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, sodium PCA, disodium EDTA, octyldodecanol, BHT, lecithin, carbomer, arachidyl propionate, ethyl linoleate, ethyl linolenate, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, ethyl oleate

Soap & Glory - The Righteous Butter Body Lotion 250ml - £6.89
Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Butylparaben, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, PEG-100 Stearate, Isobutylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance), Citral, Disodium EDTA, Vaccinium Myrtillus Extract, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Dipropylene Glycol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol,Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Ethylparaben, Tetrasodium Edta, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone

Anti-cellulite creams

Bliss - Fat Girl Slim 170.5g - £28.60
Water (aqua) caprylic/capric triglyceride, caffeine, PEG-12 glyceryl distearate, cyclomethicone, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, sodium benzoate, butylene glycol, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, bupleurumfalcatum root extract, coenzyme A, dimethicone, PEG-8, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, triethanolamine, imidazolidinyl urea, phenoxyethanol, methlychoroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone 

Soap & Glory - Slimwear 200ml - £9.45
Methylparaben, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetyl Alcohol,
Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Menthyl Lactate, Glycerin, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Limonene, Ethylparaben, Dipropylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Dimethicone, Steareth-20, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Simethicone, Morus Alba Leaf Extract, Citral, Linalool, Propylparaben, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Dipeptide-2, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Tocopherol, CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1), Phenoxyethanol, Panax Ginseng Root Extract

Anti-cellulite soap

Bliss - Serious Seaweed Cellulite Soap 100g - £10.30
Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate or Sodium Cocoate, Water, Glycerin, Lichen, Fragrance, Sweet Almond Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium EDTA, D&C Yellow #10, D&C Orange #4, Iron Oxide Black.

Soap & Glory - Feel the Knead 125g - £5.11
Butylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Denatonium Benzoate, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Caffeine, Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Algae, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Glaucine, Siloxanetriol lginate, Parfum (Fragrance), Tetrasodium Etidronate, Alcohol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Sodium Chloride, Coco-Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Propylparaben, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Methylparaben, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol

First thing you notice about comparing the ingredients is that Soap & Glory products contain many more and they also contain parabens. Like I mentioned above I have only used one Bliss product which was their Fat Girl Sleep (review found here) unlike Soap & Glory where I've used many including the comparative to Fat Girl Sleep, Slimwear (review found here).

So have you used any Bliss products? What did you think? Or do you think that they do the same as Soap & Glory ones so prefer the cheaper alternative? I'm interested in your feedback here!

Bliss - Bliss World, Boots, ASOS
Soap & Glory - Boots, Harvey Nichols, ASOS


Skin Scrubs said...

Hey Karla
This is a brilliant post! I've used two Bliss products Fat Girl Scrub which was rubbish, and Blood Orange and White Pepper scrub which I really liked.

I'm in two minds about Soap & Glory. I've used a few things from their ranges and I thought they've been okay but nothing to really make me sing and dance. I've got three S&G scrubs on the go at the moment so I haven't been completely put off by them yet!

Annabella x

Karla said...

@Skin Scrubs - Aww thanks hun! I've been planning to do this post for a while but only managed to get it done yesterday! Glad you like it! x

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