I have read things about african black soap so I snatched some up when I saw a guy selling it at a local craft show. It doesn't take a lot of it to make a nice rich lather and it leaves my skin squeaky clean but not dry. I have also used it on my face and it helped dry up a few pimples I had at the time. Left my face feeling tight but not dry. Pleased and will consider purchasing it from Coastal Scents because they have the best value for it that I've seen so far.
I bought this from a local brand in Toronto. It looks exactly the same as the CS one so I thought I would post my review here. ABS is really good. It cleans very thoroughly yet I find it pretty gentle. I feel like my face is brighter and this is helping my acne. HUGE TIP: Don't actually rub the ABS on your face because it has a few tiny, very scratchy particles that can scratch and hurt your skin. What you're supposed to do is use a little water to work a small chunk into a foam in your hand, and apply the foam on your face to clean it.
I love this soap- on my face. For some reason, it stings on my body but on my face it is exactly what I was looking for. It leaves my skin very clean and soft. When you use a wet cloth you can actually see what it has cleared away. I follow with a good moisturizer (raw african shea butter sometimes) and by morning my skin is so dewey and clear. Love it.
I has acne a while ago it cleared up but i still have a bit of scaring. i have been using this for about 2 weeks now and honestly its great!!!. ive never had a cleanser that has managed to totally remove my makeup with out wipes, im really impressed. it did sting the first couple of times but that stopped. i also have dry skin but if you mosturise properly i use shea butter or cocoa butter and you'll be fine. its really cleared up my complexion, its fantastic.
I used this product for about 2 weeks and it didn't work well for me at all. I have really dry skin in the winter that is really really prone to acne and I thought this soap would help me, but it really didnt. It stings my eyes really bad and my acne did not get any better. It worked for probably 2 days but after that it stopped.
I've been using this soap for almost 2 weeks, i wash my face twice a day with it wash my body daily. It lathers up really nice and makes you feel squeaky clean and not too drying, although everyone should moisturize daily! dry skin or not. It did burn my face a little the 2nd or 3rd day in but i have the refined shea butter and took care of the problem the next morning. It never came back. My face has gotten a little clearer and its great for the spots that get really oily on my skin. I wouldnt call it a miracle soap but definitely better than most soaps Ive tried. The combo with the shea butter is excellent though, and plan on using the pair for years to come
I live in the hot humid weather of Singapore and so my face tends to get oily, and I had those little bumps under my skin that refused to go away. Tried countless brands-- ranging from simple Ponds to the Clinique 3-step-- but none worked as well as ABS did. when i got it, i wasn't too enthusiastic about the way it looked, but it does work wonders. my skin's clearing up and while the bumps havent fully gone away, they've been reduced noticeably. my skin feels tight after this so i follow up with clinique's moisture surge, which is also good for oily skin. whenever i use other cleansers temporarily (clean&clear daily pore cleanser, clinique liquid facial soap) i always start breaking out. but when i return to ABS my skin calms down. so yes, i would most definitely buy this again. plus it's lasted me about five months and i'm only halfway through the block of soap.
I used this product for 2 whole months and honestly it is NOT good for removing makeup although that is NOT what i initially purchased it for. You would need to use a makeup wipe beforehand (which is what everyone should do anyways). I actually just tossed the rest of this product in the trash yesterday. This made my skin EXTREMELY dry and tight. I don't think this soap should be used every day. I gave half of it to my cousin and she has oily skin and even she said her skin felt uncomfortably tight after using this. The smell is really gross. Its a natural smell but not everyone can get used to it. Once you wet it it gets really messy as well. But it does clean your face your face feels "squeaky" clean. So clean that you feel as if someone squeezed all the oils right out of your skin! This is something to be used AFTER you take your makeup off so that it can actually clean your skin and not the makeup off your skin. I initially purchased this to get rid of acne scarring and get an overall clearer skin because that's what it promised to do and it really hasn't done that for me. All of my pimples on my forehead actually got dry after this and left marks on my face. Then i switched over to Clinique 3 step and i am the happiest girl on the face of earth!!! I wish i had started the Clinique 3 step to begin with!
I have been using the Clinique 3 step acne system for years now and although i loved the lotion and the toner ...the soap just didn't work for me. so, after hearing so many good reviews about this soap, i decided to give it a try...and i am completely in love. It's not a miracle worker - but it is the best facial cleanser i've ever used - period. It can sting when you first use it, and it can be drying...but a good moisturizer is all you need. i use the clinique moisturizer with it and it's absolutely fantastic!
I used to use mac wipes to clean my makeup and would follow it with the clinique 3 step system system...but now i just use this soap and my moisturizer! the best makeup remover i've used - and it's cheap!
I bought this when I read the reviews, and thought the compostiton was "neat". its like a big crumbly cake.I like how natural and honest this soap is...sadly not for my face. I found it caused black heads, and does not compete with my HG face wash Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleanser. However, I love the way it lathers, I enjoy the earthy, clean smell and it's honest. I know what's in it. I love it as a bodywash & shampoo. Also, buying it helps other people and that is the best reason of all to buy it.