Highly impressed...just after one use!
I very rarely write reviews unless I think something might be useful towards a product that might not state it in the description that would be useful to other consumers, or if it's to praise the customer service I received. I was so impressed by this product I HAD to write a review (after I text my mom, best friend, boyfriend and boss about it LOL). I grew up having clear skin, maybe would get a zit here or there due to hormonal changes, but never was a person who has had "acne"....until I was on a birth control that completely altered my hormones and I broke out the worst I ever have in my life and nothing has helped clear it up and my skin on my face and back Is now covered in acne scars from dealing with this for about two/three years. I have tried every acne regimen under the sun. I have seen 3 different dermatologists and actually about to be on "acutane" since no topical solution, antibiotics or oral hormonal treatment worked. During the pandemic we are under right now, I figured after seeing the reviews "why not try something new, if it doesn't work it makes it worse, who am I going to see?" So I got this mask, the cleansing bar, and toner. Being the time of the month my face is at it worst (never fails) I had three large painful cystic zits under my skin I have been battling with for weeks that would not shrink and have failed getting any relief from the pain. I finally received my anticipated order from ulta today and tried the new line right away. I used the cleansing bar, then the mask as the directions state. I sat down and folded some laundry while I waited the allotted time. When I went to rinse the mask off, ALL OF THE CYSTIC ZITS I HAVE BEEN BATTLING WITH FOR WEEKS CAME TO THE SURFACE! The first use! I also noticed some clogged and large pores I pretty much gave up on trying to minimize were NO LONGER VISIBLE. I followed with the toner and my face never felt so clean. This is the first thing to work with my acne I've tried, including treatments from multiple dermatologists, that's made any difference...and it was the first use! I am so excited to see what prolonged use of this line will do. After years of searching, trying, sampling, and losing all belief I'll ever have clear skin again (along with losing pretty much any ounce of confidence I had left)....finally I have hope.
Will Probably Not Repurchase
This cleansing bar foams quite a bit which can feel satisfying but in my case led to dryness. After washing my face with this bar my combination skin feels very tight. Initially, it seemed to reduce some of the redness in my face overnight. It seemed at first like maybe my skin was clearing up. After a couple of weeks of use, I started experiencing dryness and skin flaking. I eventually chose to discontinue use of this product after experiencing this dryness and researching the ingredients in the product. The first two ingredients did not seem like the best ingredients for skin. This product may not have a horrible formulation, but with so many amazing products out there, I would rather use something that has really great ingredients for my skin, not questionable ingredients.
This bar actually made my acne worse in the areas I was trying to target. Not a lot, but I was hoping to alleviate my acne, not increase it. Overall, my skin felt cleaner without feeling dry and tight after drying my face, it just didn't do anything g to solve the problem I was under the impression it would solve.
ruined my skin
after reading all the good reviews of this line, i purchased the cleansing bar, serum, and moisturizer and used them twice a day everyday for a little over a month now and my skin has NEVER in my life bend more dry, dull, flakey, and bumpy. it's extremely congested and i have acne all over which i haven't had in 5 years! it's awful! please don't waste your money. these products are cheap for a reason.
The best cleaner for oily skin with acne or hormonal acne
I have used this for years. I have extremely oil skin that is acne prone. I started getting hormonal acne after I quit oral BC, but this fixes everything!
Every so often I will try a new face wash that I get a sample of or fall into the hype and I instantly regret it- breakouts sneak back almost immediately. As soon as I switch to back to this my skin is completely breakout free again. Not over drying. Super simple and easy to travel with.
I dont get it.
I bought this because of the rave reviews and was super excited to use it. First impression- nice soft lather but it rinses with that awful cheap bar soap feeling that feels like residue on your face. After I got out of the shower I noticed a rash forming on my face. Tea tree oil is a good antiseptic but can trigger atopic dermatitis. Even without the rash i wouldn't recommend because it my skin felt so dry and had a weird residue. Perhaps this would work on very oily skin with no sensitivities. If you want a bar soap for the face I think the shea moisture African black soap is so much better.
Makes my face feel clean and helps with adult acne.