Rated 4.77 out of 5 stars
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.
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.
basicallyburntface from fort collins, colorado
by far the worst facial cleanser ive ever used, possibly the worst skincare product PERIOD. my face feels so sunburnt and burns when i put the most gentle and soothing products on. awful. i never leave reviews but feel obligated to tell everyone to not use this. horrible horrible horrible horrible horrible.
Shanaya from Texas
This product is gifted by carbon theory. I love cleansing bars specially with the one with charcoal just cleans my skin deeply . The product packaging is good and the product is working so good for me. Totally in love.
Julie from College station tx
I wish it came with a bag! Anyways buy it its amazing. Ive been using it 2 days so far followed by the breakout control facial purifying tonic and it already cleared my acne. I have perioral dermatitis and very oily skin this does such a great job cleaning my skin. It doesnt dry out my face, it feels super clean after washing. Im thrilled that it didnt irriate my PD. It definitely does its job and is worth it. I can't believe people are not hyping it up.
Alex from Salem, Oregon
We've tried so many soaps & nothing clears my partners back acne better! Love the exfoliating effects - not too rough on our skin.
AlisonB from Knoxville, Tennessee
I bought this for my daughter who has had some breakouts, as she is getting oily skin and going through puberty. I have tried quite a few other products for her especially the strips to get rid of her stubborn black heads. nothing, and I mean nothing has helped her. I showed her how to use this and it immediately started to help clear up the blackheads. they looked so much better. I am not usually a fan of bar soaps, but it works so I can manage. As of writing this, I will continue to have her use this and update my review again.
kylee from phoenixville, pa
Love this face wash, doesn't irritate or make my skin break out. I have sensitive skin and the ingredients in this face wash are so simple and non harmful
Miah from Jacksonville, Florida
Reading some of the reviews helped me decide to go through with the purchase. I've been using this product for almost a week now( exactly 6 days), and I've definitely have seen an improvement in my skin, I still have an occasional pimple coming up twice so far but it's not as much as compared to having huge breakout every few days. I'm happy with my purchase.
Kaitlin from Colorado
I've tried this a couple of times off and on, but I always end up stopping use of it because it dries my skin and causes burning if I use it with any other products. Overall would not recommend
Jessi from NYC, NY
why would you replace a perfectly good cleanser that had exfoliating properties with THIS?! a bar that is so messy, doesn't feel good on the skin, don't feel clean after using it, and i don't get as much use out of it. personally i think this formula is fine for my skin, but the liquid packet version was SO much easier to use and actually made my skin feel good afterwards. this makes my skin feel dull. please stop replacing good products with subpar ones.
Ashley from Holland, mi
I have been using this bar for only 4 days on my bacne and it has helped so much already! My existing acne has dried up and turned into small scabs that look like they will be gone in a couple days. 4 days in and I love this bar. It does feel a little drying on my face even after I put my moisturizer on, but if it continues to keep my acne away then that's a small price to pay! I wasn't so sure about the smell but it actually just smells clean and doesn't leave much of a scent at all on my body. I'm waiting to see if it will help clear up my acne scars on my back, my expectations are it will
Rhiannon from Ohio
I've been debating trying this soap. I don't mind that it's a bar seeing that I use glycerin soap every night as well, however, it smells horrible in my opinion. Also don't get it anywhere near your eyes. Worst burning pain my eyes have ever felt. But my skin actually feels clean after using it and it has cleaned up my hormonal acne quite nicely.
Bree from Sarasota fl
I really wanted to like this because I travel for work and anything that will not leak in my bag is preferred. With all of the great reviews I was hopeful. I have had worse acne than I have ever had in my entire life after using it for about three weeks. My first few days of using it I was so excited my skin was very clean and I even tightened my pores the first few days are not worth the weeks long of cystic acne that I've had
meg from Iowa
I really wanted to love this, but as a 26 year old who has been dealing with not only regular acne, but also cystic, this did nothing :( if anything my skin is worse, HOWEVER I don't blame this product. It just didn't do anything :(
The O.G. New Girl from New York, NY
Wanted to switch to a bar soap to reduce plastic usage in my skincare routine. Loved this soap, but figured I'd give a few more bars sold through Ulta a try as well. Hands down, this has been my favorite bar so far. If you like Origins products for acne-prone skin, you'll love this.
allie from san Rafael
I have extremely oily skin. If you have dry skin I don't see how this would benefit you because in my experience this vacuums oil off your face. I have to lather and rinse a cycle of 3 times at the end of the day but it really gets clean and free of makeup etc. For someone incredibly oily it makes my skin almost normal. I am a lifelong acne sufferer. I have never had a cleanser help my acne in 35 years besides this one. After cleansing i use 4 drops good molecules oily skin oil. My skin is perfectly moist now instead of an oil slick every day. acne is gone. I am on my 4th bar!
Marissa from Lexington, KY
I've tried so many different body washes for my body acne on my chest and back. This one is my favorite because it actually cleared up my acne and it hasn't returned since I started using this! I use this soap first on my chest and back then rinse and follow with either the Body Shop tea tree body wash or Mario Badescu AHA botanical body soap. This is an exfoliating soap and it's too abrasive for my face.
vic from Detroit
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.
jayjay from tx
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.
Clair from Washington, DC
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.
Lala from Detroit
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.
Kim from Md
Makes my face feel clean and helps with adult acne.
KatyW from NC
Love how my skin feels after using this!! Feels very clean and smooth. Will be purchasing again!
emily from Albuquerque
works great! I have bought two so far, they last forever too
Christina from TX
This has definitely helped control my breakouts. I use it every time I shower. For me it doesn't make my face feel tight and dry after using so I like that. Would recommend