This soap is great for sensitive, acne prone, dry skin. I use it in the shower everyday and it leaves no residue. Aveeno soap smells like oatmeal, a natural clean scent. I tried it on my face a couple of times and didn't experience any irritation at all. In fact, on my Retin-A challenged sensitive skin, I experienced no stinging or redness like I have with some liquid face cleansers like Cetaphil. I like this Aveeno bar better than Dove Unscented, Vanicream soap and Cetaphil bar.
This bar wasn't anything special. In fact the first few says I've used this it left my skin looking really flakey between my eyebrows and nose. I've used this for about 2 months with no improvement to my skin, it actually made my skin look dull. It just really dried out my skin even though its called a "moisturizing bar". It didn't help with any breakouts but it didn't make them any worse which I'm glad. I'll continue to use this on my body until it finishes, but will not repurchase. This was just way too drying for my already dry skin.
I have just encountered a serious adult acne breakout with dry skin about a month ago where everything I was using to wash my face was burning and making it so red. Then I bought this bar and have been using it morning and night. It has calmed and cleared my skin considerably in the past 3 days of using it so far. I tried everything, even Cetaphil gentle cleanser, and this bar is the only thing that has helped my skin come back to its normal balance-finally! No burning and no redness! I've also been put on epiduo too which this soap is very compatible with. I reccomend for anyone who is experiencing a change in your skin and needs to help it come back to balance.
I've been using dove soap on my face & recently found out body soaps might too strong on the face. So after reading bar soap reviews for the face, I came across this one. Honestly, I love it. The smell isn't bad and it cleans your face so well. Since it's a face soap, it's not made up of strong chemicals so it won't be harsh on the face. I did not break out yet and I plan on using this for a very long time. Big fan of Aveeno! :)
My derm recommended this during and after taking Accutane. This soap is very gentle with no fragrance or harsh ingredients. To me it feels like washing my face with a bar of oatmeal and I like it. It's fairly cheap and cleans my face very well!
I've been using this product for about a year now, it was recommended to me by my aunt. It hasn't clear up my face (don't get much breakouts anymore but redness) but it has calmed it down and it's not harsh on my skin. I always prefer all natural products for my face. It also is cheap. I will continue to use this for probably ever because its been the only soap to not sting my face and not dry it out.
i used this a lot in high school and i remember it being gentle but not helping my acne much, i would say its better than the average crap they sell in stores, especially if you have sensitive skin. i have not used it recently. but i have a bar so eventually i will. love that its fragrance free.
To be honest, I just grabbed this out of how cheap it was (I found this for 99Cents at my local Walmart) and I needed a new soap because my skin was reacting. Since my pregnancy, I've developed the most horrible dry skin I've ever had, and it's become so irritated it's become unbareable. I didn't expect this soap to actually be so great. I use this for both my face and body. For facial use, it's great. I've tried using other natural facial and acne products, and this has actually helped clear up some of my acne without drying out my face, and still keeping it moisturized. For body use, I'm raving over this. I'm in love with the fact that this is fragrance free. It smells a little like dirt while lathering, but it doesn't leave any smell. Also it lathers really well and rinses off a lot easier than any soap I've used, and I've never seen any soap residue with this. I've noticed my skin isn't NEAR as dry as it used to be, it's never irritated, soothes my itchy skin, leaves my skin glowing a little bit more than usual, and actually, I've noticed a huge decrease in my keratosis pilaris on my arms and legs with this product (it's also reduced the redness and blotchiness in my skin from the dryness and irritated spots), which I really didn't expect. It's made my skin extremely soft as well which is awesome. I don't see myself using any more expensive "natural" or "moisturizing" body washes, because this takes care of it all for me, and for a dirt cheap price.
I've used this reliable little wonder for years and years; I usually alternate between this and a creamy cleanser, depending on how grimy my face feels. It doesn't remove my makeup (wouldn't use a bar cleanser for that anyway; I use a separate makeup remover and then wash my face with this or another cleanser afterwards). I don't know how moisturizing it actually is, but it doesn't dry or irritate my skin. On the contrary, my face feels calmed by this if it's irritated, and overall just feels smooth and clean. The bar seems to be made of mostly colloidal oatmeal, so I think the tiny soft particles even exfoliate a bit, which is as much manual rubbing exfoliation as my (sensitive) skin can take anyway. Regardless of the climate I'm in, this seems to work, which, along with the fact that it's a solid, makes it a great travel buddy. Widely available, effective, gentle and inexpensive, this has a permanent place next to my sink , and in my heart. :-)
Fantastic cleanser for my clog-prone face. I've tried everything under the sun, and this is the only thing that gets my face clean without breaking me out, or drying my skin to the point it starts flaking and hurts.
I'm realistic. I don't expect a cleanser to dance, answer my phone and serve me coffee, nor do I want it to moisturize (I've got creams for that) or remove my not-yet-existing wrinkles. I want it to get my skin clean without being harsh, and not clog it. This does the job. Will keep repurchasing.