\ˈa-pō\ ter·ra : from the earth

Activated Charcoal + Dead Sea Salt Complexion Soap

Rated 4.7 out of 5
76 Ratings

$ 12.50

This activated charcoal soap for acne provides a deep cleanse to promote clear, healthy and radiant skin. Activated charcoal gently removes impurities, tea tree and neem oil cleanse, while Dead Sea salt provides beneficial nutrients that promote healthy skin barrier function.  This activated charcoal soap is a charcoal face soap that is ideal for those fighting adult acne or occasional blemishes.

purpose CLEANSE | benefit CLARIFY  |  when MORNING + NIGHT  |  skin OILY/COMBINATION/ACNE

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  • Ingredients

  • The Deets

Using clean hands, wet soap and apply soap to fingers. Gently massage to cleanse. Rinse. Follow with toner and moisturizer.

You can also use this complexion soap with a konjac sponge, a cleansing brush or a towelette.
Activated Charcoal // This is a charcoal that has been treated with oxygen which creates more active regions to chemically bind with impurities (hence it is called “activated” charcoal!). When applied topically, activated charcoal binds to dirt, oil and toxins, detoxifying the skin. Great for facial cleansers and masks that target cleansing the pores to prevent break outs.

Tea Tree essential oil // Tea tree essential oil has been extensively studied and has shown to have antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal, and immune stimulating properties. Studies have also shown that topical application of the oil can help alleviate acne by killing the bacteria that causes breakouts.

Neem oil // The neem tree has been used in India as a medicinal herb for thousands of years and is still used today in Ayuverdic practices. The oil is rich, fragrant, and useful for problematic skin because of its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Dead Sea Salt // Dead Sea salt is rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium and bromide which, unlike sodium chloride which is what regular sea salt is made of, actually helps hydrate the skin. These minerals, when absorbed in the skin, also stimulate detoxification, reduce inflammation, help improve acne and psoriasis, and improve skin barrier function.

Ingredients: saponified oils of Olea europaea (olive) oil*, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, Elaeis guineensis (sustainable palm) oil*, Azadirachta indica (neem) oil*, and Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter*, Maris sal (Dead Sea salt), activated charcoal, Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) essential oil*, clarifying essential oil blend* *certified organic
4.5 oz/128g

97% certified organic ingredients

Vegan

Leaping Bunny Cruelty Free Certified

Gluten Free

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Clearing and refreshing

Love how this soap is making my skin feel so soft and cleared up.

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Wonderful

I absolutely love this soap! I’ve been using it for over a year now and it helps with my breakouts. So much so, that my acne is non existent. I use the other products in this line as well.

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Soap for all seasons

I really like that Apoterra makes soaps that feel seasonal, and I enjoy switching it up with a new scent every few months. While I use the Activated Charcoal soap on my face in the summer, I use it year-round on my body. Especially on breakout-prone areas on the back. It smells really fresh & is effective!

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Love it

Makes my skin feel great!

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Wanted to love, but not for me

Overall a high quality product. I love the way it lathers and it feels really nice when when you use it! I just think this isn't the product for me. I have combination, acne-prone skin that tends to be oily more than it is dry. Over the last couple of years I realized that using gentler, natural products that don't necessarily advertise acne treatment had been calming down my skin a lot, but I was still having a hard time treating my blackheads/smaller pimples and I would get hormonal breakouts still. Got this hoping I would finally be able to attack these issues. After only a couple of days of use I started breaking out, but hoped that my skin was just purging. After a couple weeks though, I noticed that it made my skin a lot more sensitive than usual and I was still having breakouts, so I decided to stop use and return to gentler products. I'm thinking I may have a tea tree oil sensitivity though, because I've had similar results in the past when using tea tree oil or products containing it.

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Hi Elise! Thank you for your review. If you have had a similar reaction to tea tree oil in the past, this is most likely why this bar is making you breakout. Having said this, this bar is our most detoxifying. If you would like to try a gentler bar, we recommend trying our Aloe + Rose Clay soap. Also, for your skin, we highly recommend trying our Neroli Clarifying Toner as well as the Night Clarifying Treatment. Both are gentle, nourishing, and ideal for combination, breakout prone skin.