i am absolutley in LOVE with this soap! yeah, it's a little weird washing your face with a bar of black soap that smells like licorice, but the results are FANTASTIC! my face has never felt so clean. i will admit that it is a little drying, but nothing a little moisturizer wont cure. (i find that it works really well with clinique's moisture surge) i can see how others would see it as expensive, but it lasts FOREVER and i feel that you get what you pay for. i can also see how people dont care for the packaging (or lack thereof) but if you spend the extra money (and i did) you can get a snazzy little tin to store this wonder soap in. i will continue to buy this and recommend it to everyone i know
I have been using Coal Face for several months now and love it love it love it! I use it morning and night on my face and on my upper body in the shower (as I tend to have minor breakouts on my shoulders every now and again, plus Coal Face is a great exfoliator!).
I find that Coal Face really helps to clear out my pores and has reduced my blackheads considerably (although you wouldn't know it from the mess Clinique's City Wear has made out of my face).Some reviewers (both here and on the LUSH site) have commented on the product's smell. I actually really like it, but it took some getting used to since I was used to nonscented cleansers. The smell reminds me a bit of cut grass. I have recommended it to numerous friends and don't see myself giving it up anytime soon!
Update: Well, I spoke too soon. After almost a year of using Coal Face exclusively, I found it too irritating on my newly pregnant skin and had to switch to Cetaphil. I don't blame the Coal Face. I had to switch my entire regimen, so it was a combo of things. But I would not recommend CF for pregnant or sensitive ladies.
This soap has completely changed my skin for the better. Since I started using this a couple months ago, my breakouts are gone. Seriously, I used to have hormonal breakouts along my jaw line but I have not had one since this soap and I know it's from this bc I havent changed anything else in my routine. Okay, it is a little drying and it gives you that squeaky clean feeling so if your not into that, you may not like this soap. But it removes all my makeup except eye makeup but really I've never found a cleanser that removes all eye makeup. Sometimes I use a moisturizer if I feel extra dry but I have oily skin and don't like to use one unless absolutely necessary. All in all, I highly recommend this soap if you want clear skin, I never thought a cleanser by itself could clear up my skin but I was proven wrong!! BUY THIS SOAP ASAP!
This is a really great product for a natural one, and for the price. It lasts forever, and if I go on holiday I just cut off a little chunk to bring. I have combination to oily skin (especially in the summer) and it really just cuts the oil and dirt. I havent had a problem with it being drying, but I do always moisturize right after I cleanse anyhow. Yes, the smell and colour are odd but it works and I rarely see a blemish. Makes my face feel very clean.
i am writing this for my teen girl whe use to buy Fresh farmacy but it did nothing but make her breakout more and coalface after one week she has clear skin i wish i knew about this soap when i was a teen
i also love that its not tested on animal and natural because she has sensitive skin
she use to look down when people talk to her now she is more confident about herself
i love this for me too i have very oily skin but no pimples and this helped me a lot so try or ask for a sample
you wont regret it
I have mixed feelings about this product. It does make my skin feel very tight and clean, and the smell has grown on me (I kind of like it now) but it does seriously dry out my face and I have to use a TON of moisturizer to even my skin out again afterward enough so that I won't break out from excessive compensatory oil production... It does the job it sets out to do, but there are other (and cheaper!) products I like better. I'm a big fan of the Neutrogena Acne Stress Control line and Paula's Choice BHA products, if you're looking to calm breakouts. I gave Coalface three lippies, but I don't think I'd buy it again.
This was one of my first LUSH purchases, and I really like it, my skin is always all over the place, and this feels like it gets it nice and clean, takes away the excessive oiliness without making your skin feel tight and dry. At first wasn't too sure of the smell, but have gotten used to it now!!
I love this product! I love the deep clean it gives my skin, and the gentle exfoliation is just perfect. I have fair skin with an oily t-zone, and since Ive been using this product, I have less breakouts on my chin and blackheads are greatly diminished. My pores are noticeably smaller too. I use a few drops of Trilogy Rosehip oil on my face straight after, taking care to use the minimum on my chin. My skin has never looked better! Its a little pricey, but it lasts for ages. Not a fan of the wax paper packaging, and don't like having an ugly old tupperware container holding my precious. But other than the superficial complaints, I give this product 10/10 for being so good to my skin. And thats what really matters.
nope, wasn't feeling this soap. never felt that deep clean feel, and it was just too drying. I felt strange washing my skin with black bar soap, I felt that it was getting contaminated with bacteria, as I left it on the edge of my tub day in and day out and becuase it's a dark soap, who knows if fungus was growing on it. So eventually i chucked it because it just started to weird me out too much.
I've always like the idea of a charcoal cleanser because of its ability to draw out impurities and control oil which i have as a mask from origins. and I wanted to simplify my routine. Unfortunatley it didn't work for me or maybe it just worked too well. It not only stripped the oil from my skin, but the more i used it the more red and flaky and generally crap and sore my skin looked and no moisturiser seemed to help. it took a while for my skin to go back to its normal state.