please never discontinue
I started using this charcoal soap once a week (thinking it would still be a bit harsh / had a chance to irritate but would be worth a weekly deep cleanse). I could tell it helped, but not quite enough, so I upped it to every other day, then every night, and after a while of every night (using the HBG gel cleanser in the morning) I finally upped the charcoal soap bar to twice a day - both morning and night face wash that I aim to keep roughly 12 hours apart (so now the HBG face cleanser gel is an as-needed extra with no regular usage in the rotation). My face has never been so smooth and clear. Not tight, not painful, not overly drying - it's exactly what my face needs. (the HBG face cleanser gel is also good, just not strong enough for me as the routine twice a day wash - but perfect for any random as-needed extra wash that hasn't damaged my skin barrier yet). I would describe my skin as combination oily that's rarely ever perfectly clear with frequent deep bump acne, blackheads, occasional white head in Tzone (and frequently damage my skin barrier trying to fight it, then causing inflammation acne). Moisturizer would also guarantee break me out, the deep bump kind and sometimes white heads (EXCEPT for HBG hydrogel and the Aloe Vera gel). Coming across HBG has been the best thing ever to discover in skin care. I wish I had found and used all your products since my teenage years (I'm in my 30s now). I actually jumped into HBG after ruining my skin barrier again (looking intensely shiny while dry to touch, redness, inflammation acne, tight and sore) - and HBG helped me heal my skin barrier and is now doing the best job of anything I've ever come across at having and maintaining a normal clear face. After much trial and error, I have nailed down my perfect morning routine to using this charcoal soap, HBG toner, HBG aloe gel as eye cream, HBG lip balm, then Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen. Nighttime is the charcoal soap, HBG toner, HBG serum, and HBG hydrogel (and HBG lip balm). The charcoal soap is an absolutely necessary twice a day staple. Please never discontinue it! Honestly, please never discontinue anything HBG. Thank you for providing such amazing products!