Having heard good things about One Hand Washes the Other (OHWTO) and it's famous acne fighting soap- as well as always on the lookout for another way to reduce my skin issues, I made an order not too long ago for a sample bar. Black Magic soap is a hand made soap containing a bunch of clarifying and cleansing ingredients, and many of the reviews I had read in the past have been highly positive.
|My hand holding Black Magic Soap- for reference my hands are on the small side of average|
Unfortunately, this is where the good aspects end. My skin didn't like this soap at all. It worked well for cleaning but it left my skin feeling tight. Then my skin broke out into an uncomfortable rash. It was sore and dry and bumpy for about a week. So I only used it twice (once at night and once the next morning). It seemed to be okay on my forehead and upper cheeks but my lower cheeks and chin were scaly red ickyness. You can see my skin's reaction in the photos below.
|Black Magic Soap Ingredients|
Overall, Black Magic soap just wasn't a good fit for my skin. It was too strong smelling, too drying and caused a rash.
Sprite Rating: 2/10- It got points for looking nice, and having a sample size at a good price. Everything else though...
Would I buy it again? No, I had to throw the sample out after two uses, unfortunately.