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If the beach is your ideal spot for rejuvenation and detoxification, take the experience home in Herbivore Botanicals’ Sea Clay Bar Soap.

Herbivore Botanicals

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Sometimes the key to a quality clean is found in most unlikely ingredients. This ebony bar of soap comes infused with bamboo charcoal, which happens to work as a gentle, natural cleanser, purging skin of impurities and toxins. It lathers up a smoky gray, but don’t worry: You’ll rinse off clean and crisp as a fresh, green shoot.

How to Use

Work the soap into a lather, then rub the bar over your face or body. The purifying power of bamboo means it can also serve as a clarifying facial soap.

Saponified oils of Olive, Coconut, Sustainable Palm, Activated Bamboo Charcoal, essential oil blend including Tea Tree and Bergamot.

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Soft and Not Dry
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I have started using this soap in my daily facial regiment. I love how it doesn't dry out my skin like other bar soaps. I even use it in the shower. My friends have noticed a difference in the complexion and look of my face. It's brighter and I have less acne.

I would absolutely buy this soap again.

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best smell great feal
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I love this soap, great feel great smell. However, small bar for the price. Very well worth it. I absolutely love it though.

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Best

It is the best soap ever I think that this is the reason my skin is smooth and soft

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Gentle yet effective
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I use this as a facewash and its just pretty incredible its gentle yet very effective at detoxifying skin and minimizing breakouts and blemishes. I highly highly recommend it

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Where have you been all my life?
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This soap is incredible. I purchased this because I suffer from the dreaded bacne and have been trying to take back control of my back. I have used this soap the past 2 days and noticed an immediate difference. This soap dried up my acne without drying out my skin. This morning i woke up with less spots and less redness than with any other product I've tried. There is a light pleasant scent, i think from the bergamot. The only downside is the price for only 1 bar. It's equivalent to buying a box of about 6 bars at a drugstore. Perhaps consider a 2pack at a cheaper rate? This would be a staple in my shower if it were more affordable

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I will need more!
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Love this bar! I use it for my face and it is squeaky it is so clean. I love that feeling!

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Average Charcoal Soap
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I was hoping to replace a quite expensive bar soap with this activated charcoal soap, but so far, not so good.

I've only been using this soap for a week, but I've already started having breakouts! I have combination skin with an oily T-zone, and by mid-afternoon, I'm shiny- something that didn't happen with my previous cleanser.

The smell also is a deterrent. It's very mildly scented, but what there is to smell, smells like old urine. It's only during application that you can smell anything.

Pro's to this soap: Great lather, great price and size, skin does feel clean after washing.

Con's: not effective (for me), smell

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Pretty awesome
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I heard many things about charcol's clarifying effect in beauty products & I will say this soap/brand leaves my skin squeaky clean. I just wish it was a larger bar of soap...in almost 1 week it's half the size although it lathers really well (I shower with it everyday) it also doesn't have much of a smell & was hoping for more bergamot. I think I might try the sea salt one too

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Great product
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I really enjoy using this soap! My skin feels so soft afterwards. I would more than likely buy this again!

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Oh so clean!
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This soap left my skin soft and supple. It could be the bamboo and charcoal talking, but it did feel like the impurities from my skin were washed away. I followed with my favorite moisturizer and admired my skin.

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