Rated 4.71 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 65 customers Buy it for your underarms say bye to deodorant
Ana from LA
It's ok for the face. But for the body it's amazing! Since I started using this for my under arms I have not got any bad BO. I don't use deodorant anymore thanks to this
Please Rework the Grain Size is the Spices
AndyO from Boston
The smell is great but the grittiness in the soap scratches and scrapes my skin. Also do not even think about putting it in your feminine area dear god. The burn was real. Please please please grind up the spices more to not be so abrasive to the skin.
Julia from Alabama
This shouldn't be marketed for use on your face. Its SOOOOO incredibly stripping and leaves you with extremely tight skin. It took two uses for me to decide to throw it out. And I guess I just don't like the smell of chai because it made my skin crawl! I never used it on my body because the smell was so horrific and I was worried even my smelly good lotion wouldn't cover it up.
Tight face and rash
Tisha from Iowa
I used this stuff once and immediately my face felt tight and dry. It is difficult to rub into the skin as it feels like there is too much friction. Then I started itching and turning red!
I don't recommend
I would buy again
Baby from Puerto Rico
I have very sensitive skin and this products work very good. Loved it
Anna from Fairfield CA
I used to use the Coalface from Lush and haven't purchased it in a while so i decided to search other soaps. This soap is amazing on my face!!! I have combination skin, breakouts here and there and it has been working great. This soap leaves my skin super soft and clean. Pores super cleaaaan!!! it's a great product with great ingredients too. I highly reccomend, i try to be careful with what i put on my face overall and i believe this product is good, also good for sensitive skin because i have sensitive skin. It's not harsh and leaves your skin clean and smooooth! i found my hoñy grail for face for sure!
I don't normally use bar
Sara R. from Undisclosed
I don't normally use bar soap but it smells really good. Lathers up really quickly in your hands. It looks really smart and expensive, but doesn't cost the earth. Wouldn't use anything else now.
Really useful organic fennel cardamom
Baldish D. from Undisclosed
Really useful organic fennel cardamom chai soap..I wash my face with soap feel really smooth and clean...I definitely Would like to recommend chai soap..thank you up circle
Lovely soap, think it's brilliant
Emma H. from Undisclosed
Lovely soap, think it's brilliant to have a good soap bar safe for face particularly when trying to reduce plastic waste etc. Smells nice too!
Nikki C. from Undisclosed
Literally makes my my skin feel squeaky clean and smells amazing.My skin has suffered over the past few months from wearing masks at work(I'm a nurse)a mixture of breakouts and dry patches but since using my upcircle routine my skin is clearer fresher and more even.
Smells amazing lathers up really
Amanda R. from Undisclosed
Smells amazing lathers up really well after use you feel amazingly clean. I have started to see great result as me skin looks clearer
paige from texas
helped clear my breakouts that i have my shoulders. very gentle and not overly fragranced. very nice!
Beautiful fragrance and leaves your
Jo H. from Undisclosed
Beautiful fragrance and leaves your skin clean and smooth.
Reliable service, fabulous soap
Kayleigh H. from Undisclosed
I've been using Upcircle's soap bars for a year and I love them! They smell divine and it makes me feel good that I can support a business that takes sustainability and service seriously. They have never disappointed me.
Amazing products, my skin looks
Kayleigh E. from Undisclosed
Amazing products, my skin looks and feels beautiful. Soaps lather up and make my skin feel super clean!! Thank you UpCircle!
Beverley T. from Undisclosed
The best soap for my face. Smells divine and creates a looovely lather. It is not harsh and I am so glad to add this into my routine! Thank you upcircle. So glad i was referred to you from an insta page
Smells amazing and so creamy!
Rachael B. from Undisclosed
Smells amazing and so creamy!
Absolutely love this brand and
Taylor S. from Undisclosed
Absolutely love this brand and everything it offers. I have rosacea and combination skin. I have used the fennel + cardamom bar soap, chocolate charcoal bar soap, and cinnamon + ginger bar soap. Depending on what my skin care needs are at that time. The facial and body scrubs are some of the best scrubs I've ever used as well. The serum and moisturizer are also amazing to finish my skin care routine.
Samantha M. from Undisclosed
I've had this soap as part of my skin routine for a couple weeks now. I use it as the 2nd cleanse and it leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed. I love the smell and how it uses discarded apricot stones! I would recommend it and I'm excited to try the others too!
Laura A. from Undisclosed
UpCircle soaps have a lovely scent, not too over powering but lovely. They also lather well and leave skin soft and not dried out
Niketa C. from Undisclosed
As with all the products I have started collecting from UpCircle, I am IN LOVE with this soap!! I have never used a soap bar on my face before but this mentioned being good for acne prone / breakout skin. You can really feel the clay in the soap when putting it on your face. Once you add water to your face, the clay feeling turns into foam!! When rinsing off the foamy soap, my face literally squeaks. It is legit squeaky clean! I have never felt anything like it! This particular soap contains fennel so it does smell a little like sambucca when in the box (which scared me a little). Once you are using the soap, however, you can't smell that - so dont let it put you off! You will never have skin as squeaky clean!
Julian F. from Undisclosed
Lathers up lovely and makes my skin feel super clean. Great product.
Hannah W. from Undisclosed
I struggle with breakouts and combination skin and have struggled over the years to find something that leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh. I was nervous about using a bar on my face but was converted after day 1 and wish I'd found it sooner! I also love how fuss-free a product it is. My breakouts have improved greatly and I no longer find traces of makeup left behind after cleansing. Winner in my eyes!
Gabrielle P. from Undisclosed
This soap rocks! The scent is so nice and really does a great job at cleaning and exfoliating
Husbands favourite soap
Emily C. from Undisclosed
My husband loves everything about this soap - the smell is amazing and it keeps the skin on his back really clear - and now the bar isn't wrapped in plastic it's even better :+1: