My biggest peeve about this product would definitely have to be the smell. The only way to describe it is wet dog mixed with baby spit up, or maybe a vanilla latte gone sour. For me, this factor was big enough to knock off two lippes- I literally had to breathe through my mouth only when using this, the smell was so horrible to me. All that aside, this is a pretty good basic cleaner- I think just a solidified version or their liquid cleanser. The packaging doesn't really make sense to me either, just because it seems like a bar would be more prone to germs and bacteria than a liquid that's sealed in a bottle. It is cheaper than the liquid form, though, and might last longer, so if you're pinching pennies right now I might suggest this as a good alternative.
I have used the one for acne-prone skin, the original one and the one with fragrance. I really love all theses bars and the original one is my favorite! I used to spend $20-$30 on my cleansers, since I always believed that cleansers are the key products to keep my skin healthy. When I first used this cleansing bar, I found that I was totally an idiot! I couldn't believe that I had spent $26 on a wash powder while a $3 cleansing could give me the same result! I just got 3 for about $4.50 @ Target this afternoon and I was exited! Definitely keep using it!
I think this a great bar cleanser if you don't have very acne-prone skin. It does do a nice job of removing makeup and cleasing your face. However, if your skin is acne prone, as mine is, I would suggest the Neutrogena bar for acne prone skin. I would cease buying this product only if my skin miraculously becomes free of acne.
This product dries my skin, but it cleans well. I won't ever purchase cause it really dries my skin. But living in mile hi city, dry skin is what you get, so I dunno.
This soap is great for everyday maintenance on my oily skin. I was using it everyday for about a year until i started discovering the world of handmade complexion soaps and i couldn't help but dive in! I do keep a bar of this around at all times tho, just in case.
I am reviewing the "Original" formula of this product.
I bought this soap because lately I've been having a reaction to Dove soap (no idea why). And I heard that glycerin soap usually has less ingredients so it's less irritating. Apparently, that's not all together true...
Here's why I hate this soap:
- THE SMELL! I really cannot tolerate the smell of this. It smells rot...
- It leaves a (stinky) film on my skin
- It really dries out my skin
Thankfully, it melts really fast (which is usually a bad thing, but I want to use this up fast).
IMO, Pears is a much better glycerin soap than this product.
Great price, but I don't really like it. Dries out my skin, causing it to overproduce oils making me break out even more. I thought it would be good seeing as my skin likes Neutrogena, but I guess I was wrong.
I have very sensitive skin and a perfume allergy, so I thought this would be a good choice(the fragrence free formula). I was dead wrong. If you have very light(and I'm talking the "I can't find a concealer as pale as me" kinda light) and senstive skin, DO NOT risk putting this on your face! I used it only once and it has really irritated my face. My face is bright red - I look like I have a severe sun burn or wind burn. It feels wind burnt. It's very sore. My skin feels dry and tight. It seems to irritated a mild break out I currently have. Applying anything to my face(makeups, moisturizers etc) burns. I don't know what this stuff did to my face, but it's not good. I usually have good results with Neutrogena, but not in this case.Epic thumbs DOWN.
UPDATE: I am no longer going to use this soap, It is starting to make my cheeks red, itchy and slightly burning. My son has started to experience itching on his cheeks. We are never going to purchase this again and are stopping the use of it today! We are going to try out Dove Sensitive Skin Beauty Bar. I have been looking for something very basic to use on our skin that cleanses it but doesn't irritate it, hopefully this is it cause I would prefer it to be inexpensive.**********************************************
I have only been using this product now for 3 days and so has my son. He is 10 years old and had what looked like the start of acne on his cheeks. He has had little flesh colored bumps on his skin for a very long time, and after using this soap, they are starting to fade and his cheeks are smooth again. I have noticed that my skin is looking smoother and more even toned. So far we are loving this facial bar. I have very sensitive skin and it has not dried my face out yet. I do not use it on my eyes, I use eye makeup remover for that. I also follow up with Olay's basic sensitive skin lotion with SPF. My son just uses the bar. I will update this in a week to let you know if we still love it after that. I bought the fragrance free version.
To me this is a classic... this was the first acne treatment I have ever used in my life.