Amazing Product! Improved My Skin Immediately!
This product is amazing! I saw instant an instant improvement in my skin from the very first use. After a few days, my skin dramatically improved. My light blemishes completely disappeared, and my slight redness has diminished to the point it's not even noticeable anymore.
I was super surprised by this product and the results because I'm usually skeptical about bar soap or bar facial products. But as I said, I saw amazing results after the first use!
It is a solid product that comes in a jar with two sponges. As you can see from my photo (I've only used one sponge so far), when you wet the sponge it becomes fluffy and soft. You swirl the sponge around in the product jar until a light foam appears, and then you use the sponge to apply it to your face. I let mine set for a few minutes to use the mask benefits, but you can rinse it off immediately if you wish. I found that letting it sit for a few minutes was more effective in treating my blemishes and redness. It also made me feel like it was cleaning deep into my pores by having more time to sit on my skin. It does give a slight tingly feeling, but not anything that was strong enough to cause irritation - just enough to let you know it's working. It's gentle enough for sensitive skin.
Eve after the first use, my skin felt deeply cleaned. I only had slight blemishes and redness, and after a few days of use they were completely cleared up and no longer noticeable. This is an amazing product that works great, smells great (a clean smell - not frangranced), and feels great. I will be buying more when I run low - and I would recommend it for any skin type - I think anyone using this product will immediately notice improvements! Highly recommend!
Good Cleanser, Bad Function
Ok, so the cleanser itself is fine. I don't think it cleans my face any better or worse than any other cleanser that costs half the price, but I do feel the anti-aging ingredients and the extra benefits this cleanser offers (rejuvenating, hydrating and smoothing, even looking skin tone and a healthy complexion, and helps improve the appearance of dull skin, dark marks, fine lines and wrinkles) is probably worth the cost. My issues with this product have nothing to do with the way it works as a cleanser. I really like the way it lathers up quickly and amply. You get a LOT of lather with just a swipe or two of the 'bar'. It feels good on my skin during use and leaves my skin feeling clean and smooth. When I leave it on for the recommended three to five minutes as a mask, it's an even better clean, smooth feeling. The reusable sponge(s) are awesome. They are a perfect size, and easy to handle. They are supposed to be exfoliating, but they are not rough or abrasive at all. According to the urbanskinrx website, the sponges can be washed with laundry in a washing machine. I think I'll pass on doing that. I think it's odd to call this product a 'bar' since it's in a jar, but ok, whatever, no big deal. As much as I like the cleanser itself, I probably won't buy this product for the following reasons. It comes with two sponges, which is great and appreciated. But you can't leave the sponges in the jar after you use the cleanser, so you have to set one sponge aside. And to be honest, I have so much make up and stuff on my counters and in my drawers, I have no idea where I put the second sponge. So now I only have the one. You can buy additional or replacement sponges, which to me insinuates the sponges won't outlast the cleanser, but mine is holding up very well, and I think I will be able to use it maybe for the entirety of the cleanser, so that's good. I don't like having to put the sponge in the jar to get the cleanser onto the sponge. I keep thinking I may be transferring germs into the jar each time. I'd rather put the cleanser onto the sponge, not the sponge into the cleanser. The jar is slippery, and since I wash my face in the shower, I have to hold tight so I don't drop it. The screw-on lid is an annoyance because after I open it, I have to set the lid down somewhere while I wash my face and you know it's going to fall and I'm going to step on it. As previously stated, after you wash your face you cannot keep the sponge in the jar, even if you rinse it very well. The instructions recommend you sit the sponge on the lid, on top of the closed jar. I don't know why this bothers me so much, but it does. I don't want the wet sponge drying while laying flat on top of the jar. And it's just another opportunity for the sponge to disappear. So, overall, I like the cleanser and the benefits of using this product well enough, but it's the jar and the sponges that I have to babysit that make this product feel a bit 'gimmicky' . I just want to wash my face and get good results for my money. My complaints may sound whinny and/or petty, but these are my honest opinions and feelings. This product requires too much attention for me. But I would recommend it because the cleanser itself is good, and if you don't mind keeping track of the sponges and fumbling with the lid during use, this cleanser will make you happy.
Great as a treatment not daily cleanser
This product came highly recommended to tackle my oily but combo skin during winter. I use it as a treatment every other day. The Ingredients are too drying for daily use. It has helped improve texture and tone. It goes to work on oil after using it as a 5 minute mask. I see a overall brighter appearance with the exfoliating sponge. It could be more hydrating for this 30-something skin.
I would get hormonal acne and stress acne and this was the only thing that would keep my skin clear. I was skeptical at first because I have never heard of this brand but I got it as a free sample with an order. I am going to purchase a lot more of these. They last a really long time!
The best cleanser for clearing up my skin when it starts getting congested and breaking out, but I don't like the packaging! I wish it came in the squeeze tube or pump (gel formula)
I would but this product again definitely worth the hype
This product definitely changed my skin for the better
I rarely review things (even though I rely on product reviews 😆) but I have to rave about this cleanser! I have been using this for a couple years now and recently switched to another facewash I had when I ran out of the Urban one. My skin was so mad I switched! Compared to all the other cleansers I have tried over the years, this is the best! It's gentle, no strong/weird fragrance, and lasts a long time!! It keeps my skin smooth and clear and hydrated! I struggle with texture and uneven color on my face but this helps IMMENSELY! I love the cleansing pads it comes with and love that each pot comes with 2 so I can switch about halfway through the pot and keep a fresh pad!