Cleansing charcoal bar
3.3 out of 5 Customer Rating
Item No. 08211
Ideal for combination or oily skin, our mildly exfoliating charcoal facial soap makes quick work of excess oil to leave your skin matte and super clean. We counteract charcoal's deep-cleansing action with soothing rosewood and sandalwood oils to reduce redness and keep your skin nicely balanced. The formula is rounded out with a cleansing liquorice decoction, giving our black complexion bar a subtle anise scent.
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How to Use

Wet face and the cleansing bar. Create a lather in your hands, then apply to the face. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.


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This is to be sooo good

Florida | 2 months ago

I used coalface for 2 years! It healed my acne and cleared my skin, I even started recommended it to my friends that had oily skin. I dont know what happened but they changed some ingredient, because now I'm breaking out and I have been using the same products with this soap, so I know it was the soap. Now I'm buying other cleansers on Lush to find the right match, but haven't found anything close to what this product use to be. Please bring the original formula back!!!

Very Disappointed

Vancouver Island | 2 months ago

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I bought this product as I love buying from Lush as many of the products have no packaging and I want to decrease my impact on the planet. Therefore, when my much beloved cleanser from Australia ran out I decided to give Lush's products a try and this was recommended to me by the salesperson. What a mistake. I hate the smell of this, I dislike the grit and exfoliation it provides and it has made my chin break out in the worst it's been in months. I'm gonna chuck it out and I'm really annoyed how expensive it was, I was hopeful it would have worked. Won't buy anything face related from here again.

This is amazing!

Goodyear AZ | 2 months ago

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I use this in the shower everyday and it's amazing! I love the smell of it and it clears my pours great. Makes my skin super soft.
Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Revision Failure

San Diego, CA | 3 months ago

Verified Reviewer

Used the Coalface for many years as a total body soap and always appreciated the texture, aroma, shape and performance. If you said that this was the same exact formulation, I would be really surprised. Some things should never change and this is one of them. I am sure I am one thousands and thousands of customers who believe the same...thank you for all the good years!

The best facial cleanser!

New Jersey | 3 months ago

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I would describe my skin as a combo of dry and oily with a bit more of the oiliness on my t-zone. I used to have little bumps every so often on my face but after using this cleanser on my face for over a year my skin is better than it ever has been. I have tried other cleansers after my coal face bar is finished but I find myself always going back to the coal face. It is easy to use and the grittiness is a great natural exfoliator for my skin. It is the best cleanser and it is great to travel with.
Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Life Saving

Starkville, MS | 3 months ago

Verified Reviewer

This is the very best facial cleanser I've ever used!! I have really oily, sensitive skin that gets dry in the winter. I do have to manage my moisture a little more in the winter but overall this is the only facial cleanser I trust 100%!
Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Not the same same

Florida | 3 months ago

Verified Reviewer

I had been using this soap for a while when it still came in a large round and had pieces cut from it, so I was looking forward to getting it again. I love the smell, but my usually pretty clear face was breaking out. I stopped using it for a week to see if it was the soap, but I tried it again last night on one part of my face only and today that half has breakouts so it must be this soap. Very disappointed as I really like the smell.

Clover pt 2?

Alabama | 3 months ago

Okay, I saw all the hate coalface was getting and decided to write a review cuz it's my favorite cleanser. WAS. I redact my whole statement. I get oily sometimes but have never struggled with acne. I keep my routine right and have had decent genetics. My cheeks are broken out like I've never seen before!!!!!! I am so disappointed. I noticed my face was red after my shower so I put my rose moisturizer on, super lightweight and great for redness. I'm doing a skin rescue in my bathroom because of this horrible breakout on my cheeks. Go back to the OG. I have never been more upset about a product formula being changed, one of the only times I'm really disappointed. I love the products so much but I really have to issue this as a warning. Please Lush, change it back.

The Best

Edmonton | 3 months ago

Verified Reviewer

Fantastic no packaging cleanser, fell in love with this product. Got this because the store I go to was out of Dark Angles. It pretty much the exact same cleanser but in solid form which I really appreciate. I have oily prone skin and this has been great for getting all the oil and dirt off my face. My face feels so fresh and clean after and I love the no packaging and will come in handy for traveling. Highly recommend!!!!!
Yes, I would recommend to a friend

Cleared my skin

Vancouver | 3 months ago

Verified Reviewer

This is my number one face wash. I've struggled with breakouts on my forehead and chin and every other product I have tried (quite a few I might add) just doesn't cut it. I returned to this and within a week my skin was clear again! Whenever anyone asks how I keep my skin clear this is the product I mention. Really good for oily acne prone skin just make sure to moisturize.
Yes, I would recommend to a friend
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