This Hand Soaps Leaves a Foam Flower On Your Palm — and, Naturally, TikTok Is Obsessed

This flower-stamp hand soap has sold out several times on Amazon, so snag it before it's gone again.

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MyKirei Foaming Hand Soap

I'll be the first to admit I've bought my fair share of hand soaps since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. After all, they've been a hot commodity lately — snagging a new bottle is almost as exciting as purchasing a bike, new baking equipment, or tie-dye sweatpants. I've become especially enamored with foam soap dispensers that pop out cute shapes, like the Mickey Mouse soaps in Disney resorts and parks.

Actually, I first purchased the Yuzu Flower Foam Hand Wash from MyKirei By KAO (Buy It, $18, amazon.com) solely because of the adorable Yuzu-shaped flower stamp of foamy soap that it dispenses onto your hand. Since then, this is the only soap I've purchased to get me through the pandemic — but I'm not the only one who's obsessed. It's already sold out multiple times on Amazon since its launch in August 2020.

And, like all great trends that have surfaced in the last year or so, TikTok is now obsessed. You can spot the flower stamp hand soap all over the #tiktokmademedoit hashtag, as people are becoming enamored with the cute foam shape dolloped out by the dispenser and buying it for themselves.

While, yes, it's adorable, the design of the bottle isn't just for show. In fact, this flower stamp hand soap was created to help children, elderly people, and differently-abled people by making it easy to use the soap with only one hand. Instead of pressing down on the pump with one hand to drop soap onto the other hand, as with regular soap pumps, you place your hand flat (palm side down) over the top and press down, and it magically stamps a flower of soap foam up onto your palm. While it's novel that this dispenses an adorable flower shape, it's pretty cool that the real reason behind it is to help others. And according to one reviewer, it really does encourage kids to wash their hands more often.

This brings me to one of my favorite parts about the soap; no matter how many times I wash my hands (because, you know, COVID), it doesn't dry them out. This is thanks to ingredients such as yuzu fruit extract and rice water. Yuzu is a citrus fruit similar to a lemon, and its extract is known for its soothing smell. Some research shows it may also have antimicrobial properties. Rice water is known for its general skin-healing benefits and can help protect and repair skin, as well as help treat different skin conditions. The gentle foam is designed to spread easily across your hands, no harsh scrubbing required. (

Reviewers agree: "It feels soft and creamy as you lather up, then washes away cleanly with no leftover residue... and with a little moisturized feeling when done," writes one customer.

On top of all this, it's eco-friendly. The pump is designed to deliver the perfect amount of soap — no huge globs that go right down the drain — which helps cut back on waste. Just one bottle contains enough soap for 250 washes. And when you run out, no need to buy a whole new pump. You can keep the dispenser and buy bagged refills of the soap (Buy It, $13, amazon.com), which helps reduce your single-use plastic waste. (See: Beauty Buys On Amazon That Help Reduce Waste)

Having a fun, moisturizing, eco-friendly, good-smelling soap is great, but does it actually kill germs? (After all, that's its only real job.) Good news: A soap doesn't need to be labeled antibacterial to kill germs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, soaps labeled as antibacterial haven't been proven to clean more effectively than other soaps, says the CDC. All you need to do is wash your hands for 20 seconds or more using any soap and you're good to go. (See: How to Correctly Wash Your Hands)

It's even dermatologist-approved: Muneeb Shah, a dermatology resident who goes by @dermdoctor on TikTok shared how he had been using the flower stamp hand soap for months without knowing how to properly use the dispenser, but once he figured it out, he was psyched.

All in all, this flower soap is 100 percent worth the hype. (And why not treat yourself if you're going to be washing your hands excessively for the foreseeable future?) To that end, one reviewer even claims, "it makes me smile each time I wash my hands."

Whether you're in need of a new soap, want to support someone in your life who's differently-abled, or are just looking for a cute addition to your vanity, this flower stamp hand soap is worth checking out — just grab it before it sells out again.

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Amazon

Buy It: MyKirei by KAO Foaming Hand Soap with Japanese Yuzu Flower, $18, amazon.com

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Amazon

Buy It: MyKirei by KAO Foaming Hand Soap Refill, $13, amazon.com

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