I really liked the tingling feeling while washing my face with the soap. I will try it for a month to see if really does help with battling my blemishes.
My husband ended up using this to was his face and body. He's a welder and gets pretty dirty. I use it when a zit pops up overnight. It works great.
Such a great value for the money
This soap does it all- and I am extremely picky about cleansers. My skin is breakout prone, so I demand a lot from my cleanser- remove makeup, no residue, don't strip my skin, don't break me out... phew! i had read about African black soap and I was motivated to have a simple cleaner with good natural ingredients. I'm not a freak about organic, but natural is always a good option. This soap does the job extremely well: it removes all my makeup, doesn't clog or dry out my skin, and leaves it extremely soft. Plus it lasts sooo long- one bar can easily last one year. Tip- cut it off in pieces to use at a time, and put it on a slatted soap dish so it doesn't sit in water.
A little disappointed
I bought this because I had read a few articles about black soap being good for acne prone skin. I have a light complexion. My skin feels wonderfully clean after washing with it but after a week or so I noticed that my pores on checks, forehead and nose seemed much darker. I stopped using it and went back to my normal routine and my pores went back to normal as well. It may help complexion but I would recommend maybe alternating it with an exfoliate scrub. I'm not sure if I will buy again.
OMG I love this soap. I have Lupus and I have skin that brakes out easily. I use the soap in the pm and it clears up and softens overnight
High expectations let me down
I purchased this based on the awesome reviews and the hope that it would clear up my acne.
After using it for a week and a half, I've gone back to my face wash that I was using before. At first, I saw a difference and it seemed like it was adjusting to my skin. After a few days, it didn't do anything for me. My skin hasn't been dry once this winter, and this soap made me flaky in multiple areas, with moisturizer. It made me breakout more in the nose area, and it didn't get rid of already existing acne. Overall, I had much too high expectations. I have gone back to my other face wash that works, and I don't plan on using this again any time soon.
Love, love, love it!
I have used black soap in the past, but this one is superior. I like how it is milled. I don't get the "breakdown" with this black soap versus others. At the time of purchase my face was going through a major breakout. this soap totally cleared up my complexion.
This soap leaves my skin super soft. I've seen other reviews where people stated "it would be great if it smelled better" but for an all natural soap, the smell is not bad, it just isn't as floral or sweet as when soap lists "fragrance" on the ingredients list.
Okay facial bar
I had such high hopes for this soap but it just didn't work as well as a lot of the reviews claimed that it would.
To be completely fair, I did not use this soap every day as it was very drying. I used it every other day and noticed no difference in blemish or oil control. It did, however, make my skin softer but I had to use a very rich moisturizer every day.
I like this a lot but haven't used it enough to know how how well it works to improve skin. I did cut it into multiple pieces so that I can more easily use it in the shower.