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
I got this in a swap and I must say. I would have never purchased the on my own but was glad to trade for it. I think it's a decent exfoliatir but it did nothing did my oily skin. A lot of people have commented on the inappealing smell. It I didn't mind it so much. It's nothing great but I'd you can get your hands on it in a swap or ad a sample I would say it's worth a shot.
Oh how I wanted to love this! I don't live anywhere close to a Lush store, so I finally broke down and ordered it online. While I knew this product had mixed reviews, I was very anxious to try it. I have combo skin and wanted to use this only on my t-zone, which can get a little oily. When it arrived I practically ran to the bathroom with my coveted black soap. Coal face really didn't do that much. I don't like the smell at all. Plus coal face kind of hurts to wash with. It irritated my skin a little the first time I used it. I will use it a few times a week and hope it does a little more. Right now this is not a repurchase.
When I first saw and smelled this cleanser soap, I did not care for it. Only because the scent was not my ideal scent. But when I read that it was good for problematic and oily skin, I knew I had to try this out. I had got a little bar from the Naked Kit and have been using it ever since. I only use it during the day time and I use LUSH's Herbalism during the evening.
I gave 1 lippie off because coal face tends to dry out your face.
Coalface is my HG cleanser! I tried Fresh Farmacy and my skin went crazy! I haven't had horrible acne like that in years! I switched to coalface and within two days I noticed the blemishes drying out and fading away. I don't mind the smell at all and I'm sure the $15 chunk I purchased will last a while because it only takes a little bit to really make a difference. I love, love, LOVE coalface.
I have very problematic skin so I've been through loads of different cleansers of different brands, but I've finally found my grail! It's cheap, easy to use, lasts forever and most of all it does a spectacular job at cleaning my oily skin. I wet my face and rub this cleanser directly on the skin, lather it up with my hands and rinse. It's one of few cleansers that make me feel really clean without drying me out horribly. I helps my acne as well. Oh and the bar shape is great for when you travel!
Edit: I've recently tried some oil based cleansers instead and find them to be kinder to my skin and enable me to use less moisturizer. Coalface is still great for when I've used a lot of makeup, but I now feel like it is too drying, so I'm not sure if I will be using it again.
I've been using coal face for well over three weeks now and although the soap has removed some of my pimples, half are still there.It has faded some of my scars and reduced redness, but apart from that I can't see any real difference. It dried out my skin on my t-section and while using this product I continued to break out, however not as bad as before hand. Really only gets rid of the day's worth of oil and dirt for me and doesn't get rid of those stubborn blackheads and pimples on my face. I also noticed that I have got whiteheads from using coalface, I wouldn't buy it again.