Rated 4.72 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review The best facial soap I've tried, ever!
For several years, I've been trying to find the perfect facial soap - one with a nice scent and doesn't dry out my face or make it feel tight afterwards. Most passed the scent test, but not the second one. It has to be a bar soap, as I'm gradually making my life zero waste, and it makes it easier to travel with too. Later in the year, I'm going interrailing for a month and travelling very light (36L pack), so I need a compact product that can be used by itself - no toners, serums etc. Just a bit of moisturiser if needed. I was a bit dubious about the scent, even when it arrived, as all I could think of was cooking rice with cardamom pods. But it's really grown on me! It's more of a light, fresh scent, not overpowering like some others are. But the best bit was that my face didn't feel tight at all, and it still felt soft and moisturised (despite using no moisturiser) in the morning - I used it the evening after it arrived as I was so excited to try it. Can't fault it so far. If I did have a small breakout when I first used it, but that happens with every new soap, and it's settled down quickly. It has become a staple of my bathroom routine and travel toiletries kit!
Most Helpful Critical Review May not be suitable for sensitive skin
I won't rate it lower than 3 star as I think that wouldn't be fair given this seems to work well for a lot of people but this soap hasn't been good for me. Firstly, I don't typically have "sensitive skin" and don't usually have bad reactions to things but my skin has had an adverse reaction to something in this product and I don't know what it is. It says it's for face and body, and in other review people have used it on the face, and I saw videos of people using soda on their faces. I have only used it twice (this morning and this evening) but I found it really drying, but worse, my skin felt like it was burning/itching for a long time after each use. I only bought one soap and I didn't know which one to buy as I didn't notice any comments in the description about which one is best for which skin type, but I think this should say it might irritate sensitive skin and if there's a more friendly option in the other soaps. If I knew there was something that might be irritating I wouldn't have chosen this one. My skin is combination / oily especially in the T zone with frequent break-outs but not acne. I can use this fine to wash my hands so probably my body too, but I don't want to dry that as I personally found this soap too drying on my face and made my hands feel too dry after washing them.
Reviewed by 179 customers Smells like black licorice
Rachel from Milwaukee, WI
Bought this product online because it says cardamom-scented and I *love* chai. Unfortunately, it also contains anise (black licorice) which I cannot stand the smell of. I should have checked the ingredient list beforehand, but I can't smell ANYTHING aside from that awful black licorice scent so it never even made it out of the box.
BYEEE! NOT BUY! 0star
stephyd from elk county pa
this does not smell as bad as upcirlces chocolate soap but it does not make skin feel clean or luxurious for the price being paid for these ingredients. thanks but no thanks. chocolate soap smelled like worst hangover of your life. I tried getting refunded from boxycharm where I purchased this but no luck. if they smelled through the computer..I would have.
Liza B. from Undisclosed
I have always suffered with mild acne and oily skin. My skin feels deeply cleansed after every wash and my pores look tighter. After 3 weeks there is a definite improvement in my skin! I would only recommend it for oily skin though as I imagine on drier/sensitive skin it may be a bit harsh. Love all my purchases from up circle, not only is it quality products but I love what they stand for and their epic business ethos.
Jenny E. from Undisclosed
Lovely smelling soap which doesn't dry out my skin. It's very soft and some melts in the dish.
Good for face and soul!
Laura A. from Undisclosed
I was looking for a soap that was gentle enough to use on my face but leaves it feeling beautifully clean! This is the bar. Super rich lather, fresh feeling smooth skin and no drying. This couple with UpCircle's ethos means it's good for the face and soul!
Susan from Undisclosed
Why a spiced facial bar seemed a good idea I do not know. Burned my eyes and nose.
Smells lovely but a little drying
Andrea G. from Undisclosed
I really love the coffee scrub but thought using it on my face all the time might be a little harsh so decided to try the soap instead. While it does leave my face feeling squeaky clean, it unfortunately leaves it feeling very dry and a little irritated. I still use this soap as a body soap in the shower because it smells so good - light and refreshing - but maybe avoid using as a face soap if your skin tends to be a little more sensitive.
Love the smell good for
Frances S. from Undisclosed
Love the smell good for face and body
Laura from Undisclosed
This soap is so creamy and lathers really well. As with all the skincare products from UpCircle, this is a winner.
Love this soap!
Tamzin P. from Undisclosed
Love love love this soap! Makes my skin feel gorgeous and clean and I can use it everyday which is great as other soap I've used have dried out my skin. Definitely recommend this soap as I've got really sensitive acne prone skin and it works wonders for me.
I am in love with
Shyama R. from Undisclosed
I am in love with the smell of this product! I don't have any acne but I use it daily on my skin!
Lovely creamy soap, leaves skin
Frances W. from Undisclosed
Lovely creamy soap, leaves skin feeling clean and soft. The only reason didn't give 5 stars is I'm not keen on the smell but that's a personal view. The soap is lasting well.
Duncan, J. from Undisclosed
Love the smell, clears up maskne! Don't get it near your eyes
Excellent product for oily and spot prone skin
Lisa L. from Undisclosed
Really love this soap. I've been struggling with spots around my jawline and used so many products to try and shift it. This soap made a difference after only a few uses and your skin feels squeaky clean. I recommend also using the moisturizer and serum after use to ensure skin is still hydrated. I then use the scrub and mask 3 times a week to keep skin clear and smooth.
Hayley C. from Undisclosed
I have tried a few of the UpCircle soaps and I think this is my favourite. My skin looks good and doesn't feel too dry, plus I don't get as many breakouts when I'm using it.
Depends on Sensitivity
Jes from Minneapolis
I desperately wanted to love this. Honestly, I'd have settled for just liking it. It isn't easy finding such green beauty alternatives, and green clay really is so good for skin and it isn't as common as you'd think. But having rosacea, this is a MASSIVE irritant, both ingredient-wise and texture-wise. It is gritty, and sensitive skin should avoid being sand papered. So I think "great for sensitive skin" really should also be paired with "depending on what it is that makes your skin sensitive." If there's a specific underlying cause for your sensitivity, do your ingredient research because you may defo need to avoid this one.
a great product!
Eloise P. from Undisclosed
This is a really great everyday face wash, it lifts daily dirt and helps to remove make up.
Tarryn P. from Undisclosed
Love this soap makes my skin and face feel lovely and fresh. I really enjoy the smell too!
Best acne soap ever
Jeri E. from Undisclosed
Love this soap for keeping my spots away.
Gentle Fragrant Soap Bar = The Best
Hayley M. from Undisclosed
This soap bar is fantastic, it smells incredible! It leaves my skin feeling soft and clean and it has the additional bonus of removing the guilt about chucking away a plastic container (because there is no plastic!). I will be ordering again.
Buy this Soap!
Lynn N. from Undisclosed
Loved this soap! So creamy, a beautiful light smell. I use this every night on my face and it doesn't dry my skin at all. Would definitely recommend.
Gracie C. from Undisclosed
super in love with how this soap smells and its soothing feel...will definitely be buying again : )
Helen B. from Undisclosed
Smells amazing and removes all my make up! Doesn't sting my eyes like most soaps do.
I purchased this soap for
Amanda F. from Undisclosed
I purchased this soap for my son to try out, he is 16 year old who plays sports and will break out. I have to say so far so good. He has cleared up some acne he was having and his skin looks great! Diffidently worth the try.
Great soap that smells lovely
Susan P. from Undisclosed
Great soap that smells lovely and leaves skin feeling clean but not stripped. Seems to have helped to clear some of my smaller blemishes too which is a bonus.