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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.
I'm breaking out from this product and it's been too long of using it to think its pulling out anything else. My skin is too sensitive for this as the breakouts are on parts I'm always clear on. One of the ingredients didn't work out which is a shame as it did do well for blackheads2
This soap is great in general, it honestly gets into the pores and does a deep clean. It is a bit bothersome that its makes a mess all over the shower and counters. I deal with it since its a good product, but I always try to use it quickly so its doesn't spread everywhere.3
This bar soap is ok. I am not sure what I was expecting it to do, but it is just soap. No particular good smell. Regular soap.3
This wasn't my favorite. I felt like it really dried out my skin and the black runoff stained by shower a little bit.3
Not blown away. It's a good charcoal soap, but I wouldn't repurchase because I've found better charcoal based soaps at the drugstore for half the price.3
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
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 too3
This soap didn't do anything crazy for my skin. It's been a harsh winter so it's hard to judge this cuz mostly every soap for me this time of year won't moisturize enough. Scent is undetectable and lather is too much work. Just OK overall.3
I purchased this based on the glowing reviews and was expecting something a little more. My first comment was that this was the smallest bar of soap I have received from Birchbox. Second was that the soap really didn't produce that much lather and the scent was less than noticeable. Not a bad product, I just won't be purchasing again.3
But, as with a lot of bar soaps, it didn't last that long! I never felt like I had that "bar soap" feel when I rinsed it off. if it lasted me a week or two longer, this would be 5 stars.3