This soap is a gentle and pure transparent soap containing natural rosin, glycerine and extracts of rosemary and thyme. Rosin is derived from pine resin and gives an amber colour, enhances the clarity and gives a woody note. This use of rosin reflects a British soap making tradition that goes back over 200 years.
The soap contains no synthetic colours or preservatives. The simplicity of the ingredient list and a long period of maturing results in a very gentle soap that is suited for even the most sensitive complexions.
The soap is subtly scented with rosemary, thyme and perfume ingredients from the far reaches of the globe.
Peggy Ruddy (verified owner) –
Having used Pears ORIGINAL Soap for almost 60 Years, I am down to only 3 bars of my original stock…..not that TERRIBLE newly formulated PEARS……I used a bar a month due to my sensitivities…… Martin—being sensitive to his wife’s delicate skin began formulating in his laboratory and arrived at the Britannia Transparent Soap….with a very pleasant scent and a quality silkiness to the lather….I am SO VERY PLEASED with my order……and feel the one bar a month …..sometimes more if I can’t resist a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNGGGGG SHOWER ….works wonderfully ! I just placed another order and will continue to keep buying from this wonderful man who works on our behalf ! Thank You Ever So Much Martin !
Lori Yeomans (verified owner) –
I have been in search of the original Pears soap for years now, since it has been discontinued. I was so lucky to have stumbled upon this website by searching for “Transparent Soap”. When I saw that this company makes a version of the original (the traditional way), I knew I had to order. I am absolutely thrilled with this soap (so is my husband!). Just like old times! I am in my 50’s, have sensitive skin and this soap is gentle enough to use twice a day. Doesn’t dry skin out and smells wonderful! I am passing the word on this soap to everyone I know who misses the original. Thank You Martin for such a great product! I am going to keep re-ordering in the future – Lori (from Canada)
Camilla Golden (verified owner) –
Thank you Savonnerie de l’Alchimiste! I am ordering for the third time. I am beyond happy to have found this soap, and find it is a luxury for every day use. My aunt is asking where to buy it again after the one I gave her. She says the Britannia Transparent Soap is very gentle, she has delicate skin, and other soaps dry her skin out too much, but this one doesn’t. And the fragrance… takes me right back to Grandmas house, where there was always the original Pears soap.