This month I decided to test out a skincare product. I’ve suffered with bad acne for around 2 years now, which is rather annoying as at the age of 20 I thought I’d left these behind now! I’m constantly trying recommended products and brands to battle the blemishes but nothing seems to completely get rid.
This month I decided to test out the Carbon Theory charcoal cleansing bar. I’ve read a lot of reviews online from acne sufferers stating it ‘saved their skin’, and I kept seeing adverts pop up on Instagram so thought I’d give it a go.
This product retails at £6, so I figured would be worth the shot!
I decided to start off using this once in the morning and in the evening. My skin is oily so it would be good to cleanse it after sleeping and after wearing makeup all day. However, whilst testing this out for the first two weeks I tried to not wear makeup during the week at all, to give my skin a chance to react to the cleansing bar and not clog up my pores with makeup. My skin is very textured as it is so I didn’t want to make it worse.
After the first 24 hours, I already noticed a difference in my skin. I’m not going to claim magic and say I
had clear skin, but my skin texture and bumpiness had completely disappeared and my skin looked glowy and fresh. My redness had reduced slightly but my spots hadn’t disappeared.
As the weeks went on, my skin was texture free and looked so shiny and clean. It wasn’t clearing up my acne scarring but it was preventing new spots to grow so in that sense it was helping. You have to wash your face and leave the residue on for 30 seconds before washing off so my skin would feel refreshed every time I used it.
The smell of the bar is actually really nice! It feels like it tightens my face, almost like when you have a face mask on and it feels tight and dry. However it feels like it really plumps up my skin and gives it moisture without making my skin oily and make it break out.
Overall, I’m very impressed with the bar. The only downside I’d say is that it isn’t helping my acne scarring, and as soon as I stop using the bar or cut down my skin goes bad again. So it’s definitely something you have to keep up with if you want your skin to keep its condition! It’s very cheap and lasts a long time. They also sell other products such as face masks and moisturisers so I’m definitely going to give them a go and see if it adds to the help!