This soap smells wonderful, and works wonder in helping me deal with my adult acne.
I have chronic pustules and nodules acne for decades. I can honestly say that I have tried every topical treatment in the market. I understand that this kind of acne is most likely a symptom of other health concerns, but no doctor has been able to diagnose it, let alone cure it.... so my life with deep, painful, peanut-size pustules & nodules continue.
When I first find Apoterra back in Sept-2020, this charcoal soap was sold out, so I was not able to try the full CLARIFY RITUAL as recommended on the website. Instead, I used the pumpkin soap and the rest of the products in the CLARIFY RITUAL for 2 months. During that time, my breakout was getting worst, but the rest of my face was getting softer, more hydrated, and less patchy, so I waited for this soap to get restocked.
In Nov-2020, I was finally able to purchase this soap. Within 1 week of using it with the rest of the CLARIFY RITUAL, my nodules became smaller, heal / disappear faster, making them less likely to break the surface of the sink, creating bloody open wounds on my face.
Yes, those pustules & nodules are still coming, and they likely will not stop until I found out what is wrong with my body as a whole. But this soap and the other Apoterra products help me live with them with less pain and more certainty that I am helping my skin fight on for another day.
Thank you SO much for your thorough and open review. Your photos & experience are both affirming for us and encouraging for other customers dealing with similar skin states. If you haven't already, I definitely suggest checking out our blog to learn more about other factors that contribute to skin health. Not so much as a diagnostic tool, but more to inspire questions and lifestyle changes that feel in alignment with you.
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