I love this face wash! I believe this improved my skin dramatically. I went in more interested in their face products. I told the SA that I had super oily, acne prone skin and he directed me towards coal face. He told me what it had in it and how it should help my skin yada yada yada. I was kind og skeptical about how my face would react, so he offered to cut me a small $2 piece to take home. So I did. I loved how this cleanser felt on m skin. It kind of lathers, but not really. You have to work it a bit to make it later. It leaves you with that squeaky clean feeling which I love. It feels kind of tight, but nothing a little toner and moisturizer couldn't fix. The smell take a while to get used to. I kind of cringed at the smell at first but I've come to like it. It has bits of coal in it, some of them are really scratchy. I noticed a few cuts on my face here an there and it was probably due to the coal in it. The easiest way I find to use it is to lather it in my hands and then wash my face with it. It improved my skin condition dramatically. My acne has slowed. My face is almost clear. And most importantly, my oil has been reduced. Not to the point where my skin is normal now, but enough so I don't have to touch up my make up as often in the day. Its been over 4 months and I'm still on my little $2 bar. I already bought a $3 replacement bar for it. Love this product.
Awesome product. I haven't used anything better, thusfar, and I have used so many cleansers.
Cost---I had them cut me a $4.00 bar which lasted me well over a month.
Removes Oil---My skin is so oily, that I cannot even use moisturizer on my face. CoslFace washes it all away.
Texture---My skin tone/texture has improved dramatically.
Drying Tightness----Makes your skin tight, but a good kind of tight for me. It's exactly what I need, but those with normal skin may find too drying.
Must alternate use---Skin gets used to the product after a few weeks. Need to alternate with another product to balance skin and avoid breakouts..
Packaging---Need a container to house product. Cannot leave out, or it wil melt away.
One of the BEST facewashes for oily skin. Sucks out all the impurities. After one use most of the tiny bumps I had were completely smoothes out and my skin looked flawless. I did end up buying gorgeous moisterizer because this one is very drying and I am happy with the effects even if it is a little on the pricey side.
The simple fact is, all LUSH products do not work for everybody. I got a sample of this, because I had heard good things about it. It has no scent really. Coal Face is a very strange little soap. When I tried it in the shower, it felt nice on my skin, cleaned it pretty well, but when I got out, boy did I need moisturizer. This just sucked the oil-moisture-whatnot out of my face.
I like this for the summertime when i'm a bit more oily, this helps keep my face pretty clean.
The sample I go was very generous, and as I'm not using it now for my face, I use it as a hand soap, and finish it.
I don't think I will repurchase, simply because this was not for me.
i love this soap!! i have oily skin that appears very meh. this soap isnt cheap and i've found a very effective way of using it. of course i cut into smaller pieces to use. i only wet one side of this soap and glide it over my face. that way, i'm not wasting product by lathering too much between my hands. i rub in and let sit for a few seconds before washing off. my face is left somewhat brighter and appears much clearer. i get a squeaky clean feel without the tight feeling effect. i love the smell, very earthy.. it has some coal pieces which can be either abrasive or exfoliating, pending. i'd def buy this again and highly recommend to anyone with oily skin.
I went through my entire (!!!) baby Coal Face when I bought it in the Naked set. I have the oiliest skin known to mankind and this is the only cleanser that leaves me with clean, oil-free skin. I have no problems with tightness simply because I have enough oil to fry chips with, but others might have an issue with it. Recommended only for the very oiliest of skin, like mine. Smells nice. Like the bits of charcoal. Like that it's solid and not in a bottle. Just... a winner. All around.
I was super stoked to try this product as my best friend swears by LUSH. However, it didnt end up working for me. After washing with this product, my skin felt squeaky clean and tight. Also, the exfoliating bits in the bar were a bit too harsh on my sensitive skin. It was a little pricy for my budget (I got a $13 block) but the bar lasted over three months. In the end I just used it on my upper arms as it seemed to help with the bumps there.
After running out of my facial cleanser, I was on the market for something that helped keep my oily, acne-prone skin in check. I'd read about the LUSH facial cleansers, but had never tried them. I decided to try this one because it was marketed toward oily, acne-prone skin like mine. I think the price point is pretty awesome because since it's a solid, you can just tell them how much you want to spend. My chunk of it was a little over $7 and it's quite sizable!! The soap is a bit off-putting because it's black. It also smells faintly of black licorice and charcoal. The charcoal is ground up super fine so it's a bit of an exfoliating experience when you wash your face. However, despite it's unassuming looks and funky smell, I found heaven in how squeaky-clean this left my face. Removed all traces of makeup and left me ready for the day! I found that my moisturizer started absorbing a lot more easily into my skin as well!
Great soap for my skin, and will repurchase!
The Lush store near me ran out of my favourite cleanser (Fresh Farmacy) so the SA persuaded me to buy this one instead. It's similar in a way that it removes makeup and cleanes my face very thoroughly but it's a bit too drying. I really like the scent, it smells a bit like liquorice to me :) Maybe for very oily skin this facial soap would be a dream but I need something a bit more moisturising.
I just picked this up finally and I must say, I am impressed. I absolutely hate the smell of black licorice, but I didn't find the smell so strong, so I didn't mind at all. My skin felt clean and smooth after using it.
I don't find the price too much considering how long it lasts and that it actually WORKS for me. I would repurchase this again without hesitation