You either find washing your makeup brushes really therapeutic, or you absolutely loathe the chore. But deep down you know it’s necessary to keep all the nasty gunk away from your skin, or you’ll risk some bad infections.

The thing is, we know how expensive brush cleansers can be, especially if you use many brushes very often. If you’re hesitant to shell out the dough for some brush cleansers, however, we’ve got just the solution for you: Zoat soap.

What is Zote soap?

Hailing all the way from Mexico, Zote soap is, well, a laundry soap bar. While its primary use is to wash laundry, it’s been said to be super effective in cleaning your beauty tools too.

If you’re worried about how harsh the ingredients in it are, you can rest assured that they’re not. The two main ingredients in Zote soap are tallow, a hard fatty substance made from rendered animal fat, and coconut oil.

Since it contains tallow, this might not be an ideal bar soap for those who lead a vegan lifestyle or are conscious about having animal substances in their beauty products.

What people are saying about Zote soap

Zote soap has been positively reviewed on MakeupAlley, a one-stop beauty community for beauty product reviews, forums, and peer advice. It has a 4.9 out of 5 rating and all 15 reviewers even indicated that they would repurchase Zote soap – that’s definitely saying something!

Blogger Almost The Real Thing swears by using Zote to clean her brushes, saying, “You’ll pay a little more for it, but the bar lasts SO long, it’s still a steal compared to buying cleaning solutions specifically for brushes, and more effective than using shampoo or hand soap.”

We’ve all been there — violently trying to scrub and squeeze out those makeup stains with whatever shampoo or soap we could find. But you won’t have to do that anymore with this soap that truly works wonders.

How to use Zote soap

YouTuber JuicyJas and Celina Maya have shared videos on how they clean their brushes with Zote. Check out their tutorials below.


Celina Maya

The verdict

Gone are the bacteria and makeup stains. Nothing’s going to be more satisfying than seeing your beauty sponges and brushes all squeaky clean and good as new.

If you’ve been on the hunt for an effective, affordable method to clean your beauty tools effectively without breaking the bank, the Zote bar soap is for you. It’ll last you for ages and at such an affordable price? What a steal.

Other uses of Zote

Besides cleaning your beauty tools and washing your laundry, Zote can also be used to keep your acne under control. If you have aggressive acne outbreaks, Zote soap is gentle enough that it will get rid of the built-up sebum without aggravating the skin. Besides clearing up acne, it’s even said to make acne scars fade away!

What’s more, it can double up as a body soap and if you’re doubtful – Mexicans have been doing this for the longest time.

Where to get Zote soap

While you may not be able to find Zote in your regular supermarkets like they can in America, you’ll be pleased to know that you can get them on Amazon!

Zote retails for RM18.75 for a bar on Amazon.