There is no hero without soap !

This is our most efficient and performing soap of any collection from Les Jardins Phlox, and it goes without saying that there are many reasons why it is well worth its weight in gold. Let's take a look at some of the ingredients that make this soap a "Super Soap" to be found in every bathroom !


Any search for a hero must begin with what is essential to any hero : an enemy.

- John Woo


Mephisto soap is composed of a 12% concentration of laurel oil from Aleppo soap, which is incorporated into its saponification process. The ancestor of Marseille soap, Aleppo soap is native to Syria and made from olive oil and bay laurel. It is said to be the oldest soap in the world as it has been around for over 2000 years. Its performance goes hand in hand with its versatility as it is suitable for all skin types, even baby skin. The bay leaf oil it contains is said to have soothing, antiseptic and disinfectant properties that would help calm irritation. The hydrolipidic film of the skin would be restored over the course of its use, thus allowing the skin to regain a satiny appearance.

In addition, Mephisto soap contains black cumin (black cumin) oil. This is cold pressed from the seeds of the cultivated black seed. Its origins can be traced back to Egypt 5,000 years ago, in the Mediterranean basin in the Nile valley. In addition to the medicinal properties attributed to it, you should know that it was a very rare and sought-after raw material, reserved more often than not for royalty who used it in beauty care routines and of the skin, or as a treasure during the rite of passage in the pharaonic burial chambers. Black cumin oil (black cumin) is said to be known to smooth, nourish, hydrate and soothe the skin, then fight against fungal infections and blemishes, and to promote skin repair and regeneration. 

Then, in Mephisto soap, we find white willow bark extract for its high content in salicylic acid which is one of the most popular ingredients in skin care. The role of salicylic acid is to make the skin clean and healthy and rid it of imperfections. Salicylic acid is able to exfoliate both the inside of the pores and the surface of the skin. Its anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties make it an effective ingredient to soothe skin imperfections.

Also, who says Mephisto says activated charcoal. It is a porous material that attracts impurities, bacteria and oil produced by the skin like a magnet. It is said that charcoal could absorb up to 100 times its weight. It is perfect for combination to oily skin as it does not affect the skin's natural hydration.

Jardins phlox also adds calendula officinalis petals in Mephisto soap, for its soothing and calming properties for sensitive and irritated skin, whether young or more mature.

Finally, tea tree oil is a wonderful complement to Mephisto soap. The name "tea tree" is said to have been given by Captain James Cook during his trip around the world, when in 1770, he landed on the east coast of Australia and the sailors made tea with the leaves of a tree. of the Myrtaceae family. The tea tree oil has virtues that are believed to be involved in skin conditions such as skin fungus, herpes, acne, warts and chronic wounds with resistant or not germs. 

Without saying that this soap is a miraculous remedy for rebellious and difficult skin, let's say it's a bit like ''Superman'', we can believe that it exists or not, but once our choice is made, its action speaks by herself. To each their hero…or their Mephisto ! Visit the online store to read more about its properties, contraindications, and all of its ingredients as many other active ingredients complete its formulation.


* This article contains general information only. You should always consult a healthcare professional who will be able to give you the best advice on the treatments necessary for your condition and on the products suitable for your skin and your condition.
* Use of this soap is recommended for children 10 years of age and older.

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