Rated 4.68 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I can finally wave bye-bye to cystic birth control acne!!!!!
My partner and I both started using this. He's had the same spots above one eyebrow for the past couple of months that haven't gone away despite his skincare regimen, and I have hormonal birth control cystic acne below my ear along the jawline that hasn't gone away in the past year now.
1ST USE: It did sting a bit. It mostly stung on pimples but a slight tingling sensation happened in areas with larger pores as well. Nothing uncomfortable, it didn't feel like a bad reaction at all. That sensation quickly went away after we applied our serum.
2ND USE: Hardly any stinging at all and it was only in pinpoint areas this time. Went away even faster.
WE BOTH SAW MAJOR RESULTS AFTER 3 USES: Bumps were receding, redness was fading, and skin was overall clearing up. Even areas I wasn't originally using this for were looking better!
AFTER 1 WEEK: Not only do we not have pimples, but our pores seem way smaller as well! Both of us have the best-looking skin we've ever had!!
AFTER A STRESSFUL BREAKOUT: Tuesday this week (after picking) my skin looked like it was breaking out. Thursday, just 2 DAYS later, the texture is back to being smooth and just has a couple of scabs that are healing over.
*** Instead of stubborn cystic acne along the jaw, I had a far more normalized breakout with 2 or 3 minor pimples. I used a cheap pore-clearing wash off mask that in the past, has done nothing for my
(cystic) jawline breakouts and some acne patches on the few spots before bed to speed up the recovery. On cystic acne, they did nothing, but on pimples, they work like a charm!
***Normally it would take a full week of A+ skincare habits to calm down the inflammation and redness, this time it only took a couple of days to clear it up completely!!
It seems my hormonal cystic birth control acne, which I've actively been fighting against for the past year with no progress, is suddenly, after less than 2 weeks of using this toner, a thing of the past!?
Most Helpful Critical Review Cause horrifying breakouts, used over a full bottle
I used over a full bottle of this product. I have stubborn deep-seated acne, not a whole lot of it, but a pimple here and there usually on my forehead, sides of my face, chin and jaw line, probably from touching my face too much. I'm 40 and have had this issue since I was a teen. I had used Dermalogica products, especially the booster with hydrogen peroxide, but that was discontinued so I went on the hunt for something new. My skin also seems to do very well with exfoliation and peels, but I'm very sensitive to moisturizers as all but Dermalogica's Active Moise make my face feel sticky and sweaty. I tried this product as my main acne control and after the first week I thought my skin was looking better. Then came the little bumps and cystic acne. I tried to convince myself this was just a purge and I was actually excited to maybe get rid of some of the deeper acne that is hard to see but you can feel that will stick around for weeks at a time. After a full bottle, 2 months later, the acne kept getting worse and was painful. I tried using the product less than daily to no avail. My skin started healing when I completely stopped using it and went with Boscia's clearing cleanser and toner (my skin has never looked this good, maskne excluded). This product seems to work for lots of people, so try it if you think you'll like it (no worries with Ulta's exceptional return policy), but if your skin gets worse, I wouldn't let it go past 5 weeks before stopping and returning it.
Reviewed by 702 customers Absolutely love!
Brianna from New Braunfels
I absolutely love this! I have sensitive skin and it didn't even irritate it. I always put a good moisturizer on after and my face feels so amazing after. Super soft and I noticed it also helped minimize my pores, but I'm sure the moisturizer helped too. It really helped stop my little break outs and even helped got rid of my blackheads. If I went a few days without using it I noticed a big difference with my face. This is now my go to and for the price it's so worth it!
This stuff is magical!
Maryct413 from Chattanooga
I have had a hard time taming my breakouts every since I've gotten off birth control. I've tried prescription gels and literally everything under the sun and the only thing that has helped clear up my face is this stuff! I wish I found it sooner!
THE BEST FOR BREAKOUTS!
Nina from Palm Springs
i LOVE this stuff! You can really feel and see it work. I use it any time i feel a breakout coming on and it stops it right away. You can feel the burn on your pimples! I love it. If you're not a fan of strong stuff or have sensitive skin maybe this isn't for you, but if you love a difference you can instantly feel TRY THIS OUT!
Sticky, but does the job
J from Stockton
I've only been using this for a few days, but it gets the job done. Caveat: It makes my skin feel sticky after application. The bottle it comes in makes it easier to apply to a cotton pad without using excess product.
At first NOPE but then YAAAS
SharonB from USA
Ok .. so this toner/tonic is not built the same as any other that I have tried in the past. The smell of it when I first applied it was terrible (and tbh still is IMO) and it stings the skin (sucks if you also have minor cuts or acne). HOWEVER, this does wonders for my skin! Leaves my skin feeling smooth and tight. Leaves my face feeling a bit hot (from the stinging) so using an ice cold face roller takes it over the top OMG! You can definitely feel the beneficial effects of this product even hours after applying! 5 stars for me but if you have sensitive skin/ dry skin I would not recommend it (try something lighter). If you have oily skin and acne prone skin, PLEASE TRY IT OUT !
Don't really know if it works or not
PrettyFaye100 from Jacksonville, FL
I don't know how to feel about this product , I wish I read the ingredients instead of just going to reviews for this product but this product is made with slot of fragrance and I don't think it's doing anything for it to have some what tea tree oil in it . Sensitive skin beauties stay away !
Ellie W. from Undisclosed
I've been using this product since December 2020, I love it! I suffer from mild acne and I believe this product has really helped clear up my skin.
Jessica C. from Undisclosed
Perfect toner not over drying it smells nice too!!!! It's amazing how much muck still comes off your face with the toner
Freddie T. from Undisclosed
Fantastic products, they actually do work it's just incredible! Thank you so much carbon theorey!!
I love this product!!! After
Macarena C. from Undisclosed
I love this product!!! After the first few days of using it I could already see results - it makes your face look so radiant. I will incorporate it to my routine forever
My ultimate go to for
Rebecca A. from Undisclosed
My ultimate go to for toner. Used for years. Never fails me.
I have got on really
Chelsie N. from Undisclosed
I have got on really well with this product, I love how it makes my skin feel, like it's doing a job straight away! And the smell is really refreshing! I felt at first that it may dry my skin out but it hasn't! Really impressed after spending hundreds and hundreds over the years trying to help me with adult acne!
Hermine D. from Undisclosed
Great product, feels good to use! Scent is really nice too. It is not greasy, just leaves skin feeling clean and bare. I personally use the carbon theory soap bar before the tonic and then my moisturising cream from another brand after the tonic. The tonic visibly reduced few small imperfections, recommend for anyone trying to clear up leftover acne.
Lisa P. from Undisclosed
The tonic is amazing u
Kelly S. from Undisclosed
The tonic is amazing u can really feel it working on the impurities works wonders for ur complexion my skin feels fresh wish I could've used this as a teenager definitely good to use with the rest of the kit.
Katie B. from Undisclosed
Great, really makes my skin feel clean
Dom R. from Undisclosed
Absolutely amazing product. Total game changer for my skin! Highly recommended!
Sophie H. from Undisclosed
Favourite skin product, I had started to get really bad skin and shortly after I started using these products my skin was clear. I haven't stopped using them since!! Amazing would Highly recommend
Not for me unfortunately
Grace M. from Undisclosed
Sorry to say, this doesn't work for me. I did have high hopes for this but unfortunately it stings my skin and makes it feel itchy. It also left slightly raised large red blotches all over my skin. Perhaps it'll be more suited to other skins as we can each react differently. Packaging was good though and received plenty of product for the price. Thank you anyway :)
Zoe B. from Undisclosed
This product is good quite strong , but also use on my teenage son. We are seeing a difference over the past few weeks , just getting into a routine of using day & night after washing our faces
Awful for my skin
Martha W. from Undisclosed
Was pretty excited to try this, but wish I hadn't. The carbon theory face wash and tonic has completely wrecked my skin, turning it from 34-year-old skin with the occasional pimple and oiliness into the skin of a dragon with zero moisture and major irritation. It almost looks like I have a burn or rash. Have thrown the products out.
I love this product. It's
Charlotte S. from Undisclosed
I love this product. It's my savoir after trying so many other products to help fight my acne.
Chelsea G. from Undisclosed
The only product to completely change my skin. I've always suffered from acne, even as an adult and now everyone compliments me on how clear my skin is! It's also glowy and no longer dry in areas and over oily in others. Honestly recommend this to everyone! It's changed the game for me :)
Always knew the soap bar
Mark B. from Undisclosed
Always knew the soap bar was good but when combined with this skin tonic the results are spectacular. As someone who suffered from breakouts all their life this combination is going great guns.
Stings me so much, not
Saeeda M. from Undisclosed
Stings me so much, not sure why. Makes my face all red and dry