Shoppers share amazing photos after £6 cleansing bar helps reduce their acne

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If there’s one thing that makes us want to get our hands on a product, it’s a good before and after that proves it really does do what it says on the tin. Who wants to waste their hard-earned cash on an ineffective product? Nobody.

Right now shoppers are going wild for an affordable cleansing bar by Carbon Theory, £6 here, that calms acne-prone skin. They’re sharing snaps of the impressive, complexion-clearing results – and we’re sure you’ll agree, they’re pretty wow-worthy.

“This stuff is magical!” writes one five-star reviewer. "I’m terrible with skincare routines, I can never keep up with them because they can be complicated and extensive but Carbon Theory makes the whole thing so simple."

They continued: "I’ve ditched all my other lotions and potions because the cleansing bar just leaves my skin so smooth and soft and it FEELS so clean after each use […] I’ll never go back to complicated systems now."

Another writes: "The soap is great. I have very oily skin and once using this in the morning, my skin is oil free for the day. My spots are so much better than what they were. This is by far the best product I have used on my face."

Although acne is both extremely common and normal – the British Medical Journal notes that 80% of people in the UK will experience it at some point in their life – there’s no denying it seriously impacts confidence levels, especially in the age of social media.

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So it’s no surprise that the Carbon Theory Facial Cleansing Bar, which is dermatologically proven to prevent and help clear breakouts, has racked up thousands of glowing reviews online.

The bars now sell one every 30 seconds all over the world, and Carbon Theory products have amassed more than 12,000 five-star reviews online since the brand launched in 2018.

Carbon Theory Facial Cleansing Bar,£6 here

Vegan and cruelty free, the bars contain charcoal to draw out bacteria and excess oil from the skin, anti-inflammatory tea tree oil and moisturising shea butter, which, despite its super nourishing properties, is non-comedogenic and therefore won’t clog up your pores.

The brand recommends using the bar twice daily for best results – simply lather with warm water and apply to a wet face, leave for 30 seconds, rinse and you're good to go.

Carbon Theory also offers an exfoliating body bar, £7.50 here, to help manage blemishes on the shoulders and back (affectionately known as "bacne").

Falling way below the £10 mark, these viral buys are clearly worth popping in your online shopping basket and giving a go – especially if you’re somebody who struggles with breakouts.

We've also rounded up a couple of extra bars below for your browsing pleasure. Happy face washing!

Gallinée Prebiotic Cleansing Bar, £10 here

This perfume-free buy by French brand Gallinée is designed to be super gentle on the skin and support its microbiome – making it a good choice for those with sensitive skin.

Drunk Elephant Pekee Bar, £24 here

Cult skincare brand Drunk Elephant finally made its way across the pond in 2018, much to the delight of UK shoppers. Their cleansing bar is on the expensive side, but promises to clarify and balance the skin.

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