Happy Friday guys! It's weekend already and I'm up again for another review. If you're following my journey about organic soaps, I'm sure you know that most of them gave positive results on my skin. See all my review here :D I always have high hopes when it comes to organic soap since this came to rescue when my face suffered from adult acne. Almost all the brands that I've tried became my HG or at least a great substitute when I ran out of stock. I thought I'll be forever hiyang with organic soap. This time I'll believe what the hubby always tell me, Life is never fair. At least with me- out of 5 different soaps that I've tried, there will be 1 that will give negative result. And now it happened.
After receiving my Everyday Essentials Loot from The Beauty Junkee, I decided to give the Camaru Naturals Bamboo Charcoal soap a try. I had cystic acne on my chin and right cheek that day so when I arrived home I cut the soap and use it as my facial wash. I used it religiously for 3 weeks, day and night. I know there's something wrong from the very beginning but I just ignored it since I really need to see if there's an improvement on the cystic pimples on my face. I also read positive reviews about the wonders of charcoal in detoxifying skin impurities that's why I didn't hesitated to give it a try.
Two weeks after using the soap, my skin was still the same. Cystic acne was still there. My skin got a bad reaction, it's like I had a burned skin on the corners of my mouth and in some part of my face. I still gave the soap another week but I guess that's it, this soap is not for me :( But fret not, I think this soap is still worth a try if your skin is very oil and not sensitive. Don't click the [x] yet, read on to see my full review.
price: free (125php Around $2.90+)
place bought: free (Camaru Naturals Facebook page/online)
instructions for use: Lather directly onto wet skin. Rinse with water. Excellent for use on face, hand and body. Use daily for a smooth, clear and radiant complexion.
ingredients: Activated (Bamboo) Charcoal, Rice Bran Oil, Virgin Camellia Oil, Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, Molasses, Vitamin E, Glycerin
|Camaru Naturals Bamboo Charcoal Soap|
I didn't finish the whole bar. I only cut a fraction of it and just got melted on the soap dish after losing hope that it will work for me :(
What I like:
- It's organic.
- Very affordable for a 135g soap.
- Lathers well, forms a rich thick lather.
- The smell is not overpowering.
What I don't like:
- As much as I wanted this to work, nothing happened with my cystic pimples.
- It made my sensitive skin more susceptible to redness thus caused a little burned skin on the corner of my mouth.
- Not readily available, you have to purchase online.
- No manufacturing and expiry date.
Will I repurchase? No. I'll just repurchase the Acerola White C which gave positive results on my skin.
I give this soap a 3/5 rating. I envy those girls who tried this because their zits dried up after a day and their skin cleared up in just a month. Don't lose hope with this soap. Maybe it's just me who experienced negative results. I can say that bamboo charcoal is harsh for my sensitive and thin skin. So if you want to try this soap, make a patch test first. Always bear in mind that Natural products can cause allergic reactions. In my case, if the product still gives negative reaction on my skin after three weeks then it's not suited for me.
Have you tried charcoal soaps before?How does it fare with your skin? Have a great weekend guys!