I have oily, acne prone skin and I've spent tons of money over the years trying to cure. For $4 I've finally found something that has blown everything I've ever tried out of the water. I've been using the pine tar soap for a month and my skin has drastically changed. It's finally smooth and most of my acne is gone. I havn't had clear skin since before puberty (I'm currently 28) so this is pretty exciting for me.
My skin care regimen consists of the pine tar soap (which I use with my Clarisonic using the deep pore brush), Aztec Secret Indian Clay as a mask, and Jason's Natural aloe vera gel as a mositurizer. I've tried all separately and the combination of all three is what worked.
I havn't been able to find it in a store where I live so I'm forced to purchase online. I've seen it on vitacost for the cheapest which will run you just under $4 (if interested I do have a code for $10 off first purchase. I won't post it in my review because I don't believe in pimping out codes)
But honestly.. I believe everyone suffering with acne which they can't clear should atleast give this soap a try. Do note that I tried Grandpa's thylox soap and the pine tar is much better.
Last point: It will make your bathroom smell! But I'm happily ignoring that fact because the soap has worked miracles for me.
Iíve been using this Soap Bar for about a month to remove my makeup before I use CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser. I had a horrible reaction to a sunscreen that resulted in cystic acne all over my chin and jaw line about 4 months ago. Itís slowly healing and I think the Pine Tar Bar + Cleanser has helped the process along.
Pine Tar Oil is used as a treatment for skin irritations like psoriasis, Eczema, PUPPS, rosacea, acne and Dandruff. The soap is gentle enough to use on my sensitive skin and isnít overly drying. I use a very small amount - wet my hands and rub one side with the bar - and it removes all of my makeup easily. I was weary of the Coconut Oil in the bar, but my skin has tolerated it well. I think using a small amount is key.
The only down side to this product is the smellÖ Itís a lot like burning wood, with a hint of something less pleasant. The smell dose not linger on your skin very long, thankfully. I actually donít mind the smell anymore. I guess you get used to it, or after you use a little and get to the inner part of the bar it isnít as strong? lol I LOVE the packaging. It has a very interesting Vintage feel to it. I wish I could buy this brand in a store, but it's only available online. I bought it for $2.25.
INGREDIENTS: coconut oil, palm oil, purified water, pine tar oil (Pinus palustris) and vegetable glycerin.
Just the Basics. All Natural. NOT tested on Animals. Creosote Free.