Rated 4.78 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review 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.
Most Helpful Critical Review 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.
Reviewed by 5676 customers This actually works!
Kayla from Tampa, FL
I have tried so many things on my oily, acne prone skin and this is the only thing I've ever used that I've seen instant results from!! I've been using this for about a month now and it is still working. Definitely recommend
Jess from Exton, PA
Love. Really cleans and seems to help with texture/ breakouts.
best face wash ive used
naomi from ur mom
i have vv acne prone skin, this makes my skin flawless
The only face wash I will ever use!!
Happy Customer from Houston, TX
I have had clear skin all my life, but after I turned 22 I started getting terrible hormonal acne. Super painful under the skin pimples that would stay for WEEKS at a time on my forehead and chin! I tried just about every face mask, cleanser, and spot treatment available and nothing was working. I saw the great reviews for this product online, but still remained skeptical as I had tried many other products with great reviews. However, I could tell after the first use that this product was going to work! After the first full day of using this (washing my face once in the morning and once at night) I could already see a huge difference! The under the skin pimples that used to hang around for weeks had already shrunk significantly. I purchased this product in mid June and my skin completely cleared up in about 3 weeks! I've also just recently started to notice that its making my blackheads/pores shrink, which is an added bonus!! If you're thinking of giving this product a try I would highly, highly, HIGHLY recommend it! It has completely transformed my skin and given me my confidence back!
Oily Skin Yoga Instructor with no more acne!
Yogiskin from Los Angeles
This stuff has cleared me skin and I can see my acne scars are slowly fading away! i struggled with bad acne from putting my forehead on my yoga mat and sweating so much throughout the day. And it didn't help that i also had oily skin that needed to be blotted all the time. All i use now is this facial cleansing bar and moisturizer. This does make my skin tight just a little so a hydrating moisturizer is good. i don't have excess oil throughout the day when i use this!
I will buy again.
KC from AR
I saw a commercial on Facebook with before and after pictures. It does work. Makes face feel good too.
Made my face break out
Savanna from Texas
Made my face breakout the worst it had ever done. Terrible! Blemishes were everywhere. I lightly massaged it in and my face was completely raw after my third use. I was very disappointed. I don't recommend for sensitive skin, but I think it would be worth it for non-sensitive skin, considering the other reviews!
Charcoal for Oily Skin
Chris from Phoenix, AZ
I have oily skin and I found this product to be effective again that as well as acne. I will continue to use this product.
Works slowly BUT surely
Nina35 from Canton, mi.
I bought this for my teenage daughter who has inflammatory acne, and eczema. According to the dermatologist: once one clears up, the other one activates. The creams, and lotions they would prescribe to her just wasn't giving her the results that she wanted, and are very expensive. I am a product junky, so when scrolling past this I seen the high ratings and decided to get it for her....... all I can say is WOW! Her face is almost clear, and dark marks from acne flares and eczema are already lightening after using two bars. She uses this on her face & body, along with: aloe Vera vitamin c serum, and maracuja oil. She is feeling so confident right now that she even put on a tank top (she had been very embarrassed of showing her skin due to acne scars/hyperpigmentation. If you are on the fence about this JUST BUY IT ALREADY, your skin needed this like yesterday!
Leaves a Gross Residue
PorcelainNotPale from IL
This stuff is not good. It leaves behind a very waxy, nasty residue. On top of that I don't understand why they send it in a plastic bag that can't be recycled...at least bottled face washes can be thrown in the recycle. At the end of the day it left my skin dry and disgusting. Had to wash my face two more times with another face wash to get the residue off. Please don't buy this!
Helped with spotty skin quickly
Christopher R. from Undisclosed
Helped with spotty skin quickly
Jessica C. from Undisclosed
Breakout bar lasts for ages very good value for money and my skin is incredible. Palled up with toner and moisteriser you on a winning moment
It is a really perfect
Martina B. from Undisclosed
It is a really perfect soap. My skin is better after the first wash. High recommend!
a must for any one
Darren E. from Undisclosed
i got this for my self my nephew and other half due to break outs my nephew loves it he is 17/18 and was getting bad my face was breaking pout due to lock down and work stress so it was a god send to try it
Anaa A. from Undisclosed
Soft and clear skin after a few uses !
Tyler C. from Undisclosed
The bar was amazing cleared my acne quite a bit and makes my skin feel amazing and shipping was quite quick
Been using for 2 years
Hermine D. from Undisclosed
Been using for 2 years now, favourite ritual. Personally use with a little silicone foaming sponge, super nice. It has been key to improving my skin health and hugely prevented acne and breakout
Cristina P. from Undisclosed
Skin looks and feels clear
Deborah W. from Undisclosed
Skin looks and feels clear within days
Stephen M. from Undisclosed
Makes skin clean soft and
Katie B. from Undisclosed
Makes skin clean soft and fresh
From the day I started
Emma B. from Undisclosed
From the day I started using this bar I have noticed a massive improvement in my complexion. Bonus it doesn't make me break out like other cleansers I have tried. I have discovered how clear my skin can be when I take care of it. It also makes my skin feel super tight and has minimised my pores massively.
Less plastic and clearer skin.
Daniel P. from Undisclosed
Excellent product. Use morning and night. I don't have acne but have naturally slightly oily skin. I am 34 and use this twice a day. I have used this product before so I have the travel packaging still so ordered the paper packaging version, which I thank carbon theory for providing this option if you already have the bag that holds the soap bar in. Yes it's charcoal bar soap but doesn't get messy in a white bathroom surface. Foams like a grey micro foam. Really love it and one less plastic item to think about in recycling. Will continue use as I like the approach and how the product works. X
So far so good
Lauren A. from Undisclosed
So far so good! My face feels very clean afterwards for sure, and it smells lovely! I have PCOS, and have acne prone skin, but this soap bar is working wonderfully! Just be sure to use a moisturiser as well :)
Facial cleansing bar - the magic soap.
Roisin M. from Undisclosed
Ive been using the Facial Cleansing Bar for a few years now, its made such a difference to my skin over the years. Im so grateful for it and have recommended it to friends and family who also think its amazing. Its lovely to see carbon theory releasing more and more amazing products. Keep them coming :grin: