I have rosacea and have been using this soap for about a decade now. I know there really isn't a "cure", per se for rosacea yet, or even exactly what causes it. I do know that this soap helps alleviate the condition, and further I think it helps to decrease pore size - meaning you will have a nice, smooth complexion. My Mom uses this soap also - and has for the same condition. What can I say? We are both sold on it. Overstock seems to be the most reliable source I've encountered thus far - give it a try!
I bought this soap for my husband who has suffered from red, painful and oozing bumps and flare-ups on his face. I don't really know how it started. All I know is that before this soap, his T-zone was pretty much covered with these bumps. I thought he had a case of cystic acne, or an allergic reaction. So initially, we tried to use the sodium peroxide 3-system product. It worked for a while then it stopped working. I thought maybe his skin is just too dry so I bought a fancy skin care regimen set from my local department store. It softened and moisturized his skin well but the flare-ups were still there. There were a lot of frustrated arguments, as pathetic as this sounds, about these red flare-ups because I felt to helpless. I didn't know how to help him. I could tell that that he was getting frustrated with it, too. He's not vain in every sense of the word, but he's been subjected to these annoying skin reaction for more than a year! So, one day...out of desperation, I searched the internet for other people who suffer from the same condition as him. I googled images and clicked on the ones that appear similar to the one on his face. I theorized that he may not be suffering from acne at all, he could be suffering from rosacea. I initially bought this soap from ***zon but their price was slightly higher than what O charges. I've been buying this soap from O ever since. Believe it or not, this helped clear my husband's face. I use it along with another rosacea cream I found in my local drugstore. All the oozing and red bumps are gone. It took about a week or so for the soap and cream to work but I could tell that they were doing wonders on his skin. What's even better, is that this soap really lasts a long time. About 3 to 4 weeks, so it's budget-friendly. I stagger my purchases so my husband does not run out. I started using this soap on my face and back too since I get pimples occasionally. It is a bit drying on the skin but a moisturizer helps. He gets a bump on his face once in a while but that's because he sometimes gets passive about washing his face before going to bed. A dab of the rosacea cream after his morning shower always helps, tho. So, make sure to be diligent when using this product! I will be buying the face cream too. See if that's even better a moisturizer than what I'm using right now. I hope you find this review helpful. If you're on the fence, go ahead and try it!
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Actual image of product
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate description
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good!
I have used almost everything under the sun to control my acne. THIS STUFF WORKS! I use it with the medicated soap of the same brand and it really controls the breakouts. It does leave your skin a little dry, but some moisturizer fixes that no problem. This is a great product and I will continue to use it.
I absoultely love this soap. Lately I have been dealing with acne and some skin color discolorations. This soap seems to be helping with both those problems. As soon as I used it for the first time I could tell it was different from other soaps and face washes I had previously used. The smell is very pleasant and it doesnt overdry my skin. I have combinatin skin and sometimes experience tightness or dryness with other complexion soaps and washes. No such problems with this product. My acne is flaring up less and the pimples I did have are becomming less noticeable. Will order again.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? box looked totally different
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. nice and creamy
I swear by this soap and since I can no longer find it in any retail stores anymore I was relieved to see it being sold online. It looks very ordinary but the soap corrects skin blemishes, discolouration and balances out oil production and skin dryness.
I have rosacea and the product is great for it .My son is also using it for his acne .. The only thing is it is to exspensive !!! If you had this product in the stores more people would use it and you could get the cost down ..Over all I would recommend this to my family and friends to try ! Cran82
I have been dealing with a rash on my cheeks now for almost 2 years and have not been given an exactly diagnosis. After doing much research I came across many people talking about the Face Doctor Complexion soap and how well it helped with itchy rash on there face. I decided to try it. I did experience some stinging when I first started using the soap, but after a few days that no longer happens. While I still have this on going rash issue, the soap has helped tremendously. I am also pleased with how long this bar of soap is lasting. It has also helped with my occasional acne breakouts.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The image was spot on.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very please with the quality of this product and how long it has lasted me.
Excellent service from Overstock, item was delivered to the uk very quicky. I am pregnant and bought this for my bad skin. Upon receiving I looked up the ingredients separately to check it was indeed safe to use in pregnancy and there are a few ingredients that are recommended that they be avoided if you are pregnant or breast feeding (I think there were three in particular that were considered unsafe/dangerous). I am keen to try the soap, but obviously do not want to affect my unborn child. I am sure as its topical the effects are minimal and that a very little of the unsafe ingredients are used but i didnt want to take a chance so emailed the facedoctor site asking what testing had been done to confirm their claims its safe in pregnany. i got this response... We do not have any studies. If you do not feel safe using the soap please wait till after you have your baby. Thank you Derek Customer Service I thought it was a bit irresponsible for them to claim it is safe to use while pregnant when clearly the ingredients would suggest otherwise, especially if they havent even done their own clinical studies.. I would think, even from a purely litigious point of view, they should withdraw this claim from their site. anyway, i will look forward to using this once my baby has been born. My husband presently happily using it and it looks like it will last a good while.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? identical
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
It works. Differnce in texture and appearance of skin! Itches a bit but I guess it's working. Have given it as a gift and they are happy with it!
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? good.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good.
My husband and I discovered this product at an herbal shop years ago and swear by it! Prior to using Face Doctor soap we were both plagued with horrible adult acne and both have tried many different available products on the market (high-end complexion systems, prescription and non-prescription meds, etc.). Both desperate to find a natural cure to our skin condition, we stumbled on this soap and have not had any breakouts since. We wash our faces with clean hands using this very gentle cleansing soap with a pleasant (non-medicinal) smell and rinse off with water. It's important to use a gentle moisturizer afterwards as it will leave your skin feeling dry afterwards. (My husbands likes the Face Doctor Complexion Cream, I prefer Oil of Olay Complete). Try this soap if you have acne and finally know what it's like to wake up with a clear complexion!
I knew I should have done my research before buying this soap. Now I'm stuck with it and I'm not even planning on using it. The smell is so strong and my skin is very sensitive to perfumed soaps. I bought this thinking it will make my skin look better. I have acne prone skin and I break out a lot when I'm stress. I googled reviews about this soap and they don't look good. Everybody was saying that it caused their skin to break out even more and that's something I don't want. I think I'll go ahead and order ***.
I have suffered with acne since I was a teenager, and now I am 47 with no end in sight! I try EVERYTHING I hear about for acne cleansers but I always come back to this soap. I leave it on my face for a minute before I rinse it off and it helps to keep new breakouts at bay. It lasts for a long time too!