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Where To Buy Sea Cucumber Soap?

11.13.2017

Nirmala Sari Sea Cucumber Soap

Did you know that the Japanese and Koreans are crazy over sea cucumber soap? I didn't even know that until my Korean boss asked me where to get (points at photo his wife sent him) 3 pcs of products - sea cucumber soap, sea cucumber body cream and lip balm. Apparently, this is really popular amongst tourists and they would hunt this down when they visit Malaysia as souvenirs! (yes I read blogs).

Locally this is known as Gamat (sea cucumber) and more popular in oil form. It's been made into beauty product such as soaps and creams to be marketed. Sea cucumber has healing properties according to traditional medicine and is also said to help with improving pigmentation, wounds, pimples, black spots, sunburn, skin itchiness, and control oily face. It also believed to improve the immune system.


this is a cute sea cucumber

this is where to buy sea cucumber soap

Nirmala Sari, Central Market 

many tourists come here to buy

So I went to the city to find Nirmala Sari, a handmade beauty product shop in Central Market (tourist bazaar mall). The shop is just right at the back, you won't missed it. Yellow colored walls, and a whiff or exotic scents filled the air. There's a big banner that says "Sea Cucumber Soap". Most of the products sold here are made from sea cucumber oil, but there is no indication of ingredients on the products (I wonder how they got approved by KKM).

You can find all kinds of sea cucumber soap here. From ones with no collagen to soaps with no fragrance. The best sellers are the ones with collagen and they're sold in small RM12 and large sizes RM25. I like the fact that they're wrapped in batik cloth so it looks pretty good as a souvenir to take home. They come in various scents - lavender, lemongrass, strawberry, apple to name a few. I liked the lemongrass scent, it smells very natural.

The ones with no collagen are slightly cheaper RM10/pc. The shop also sells them in gift packs which you can save just a bit. Sea cucumber body creams are sold a tub for RM25 or a gift pack of 3 for RM70. Sea cucumber lip balms are RM12/pc or a gift pack of 5 for RM40. 

 There so many soaps, I got confused on which is which
(there aren't labels to identify what's what?)

wrapped in batik cloth, small RM12 big rm25

 collagen vs no collagen soaps to pick from
(no collagen is slightly cheaper)

sea cucumber body cream RM25
sea cucumber lip balm RM10

Papaya scented Sea Cucumber Handmade Soap RM25 

 a gift pack of 6 for RM60
(you can choose any 6 scents for RM60 as well)

Interesting discovery, I now know what to buy for my Korean and Japanese friends when they visit Malaysia lol. I did try one of the soaps I bought and it made my skin silky soft! Wow.. but glycerin soaps always have that effect isn't it. I was a bit wary about the lack of transparency on the soaps sold here but hey handmade products are often that way right?

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50050 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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