In a fight with acne? Looking for an anti-bacterial acne soap for pimples and oily skin? We formulated this antibacterial soap for acne with special weapons like organic neem oil, a powerful anti-bacterial oil known to be highly beneficial for battling epidermal conditions. (This is what gives our Acne Battle bar its unique, nutty scent.) We then included olive, grapeseed and jojoba—oils that do not clog pores, but may help heal acne scars. Bentonite clay works to draw impurities from the skin; colloidal oatmeal gently exfoliates dead skin cells; and essential oils like tea tree and lavender, known for their anti-bacterial, antiseptic properties, make this acne soap a beneficial and natural choice for oily or combination skin.
Even though this soap was created for fighting acne, an additional benefit is the combination of ingredients which are known to be helpful with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Neem oil as mentioned, has strong anti-bacterial properties and helps clean up any skin infections that may have developed because of cracked broken skin, it also helps soothe skin redness and irritation. When combined with other effective ingredients such as olive oil, shea butter, oats and helpful essential oils of lavender and tea tree, the natural immunity and health of skin can be enhanced.
Use this bar in conjunction with our Organic Moroccan Argan Oil for healthy, glowing skin.
(Please note that this product is not intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease.)
Ingredients: saponified oils of organic olive, grape seed, organic coconut, organic neem, organic shea nut butter, organic jojoba, and castor bean, colloidal oats, bentonite clay, rosemary oil extract, and essential oils of organic tea tree, lavender, lemon, organic eucalyptus, and organic rosemary.
All of our Shampoo, Body and Facial full sized bars are 5oz in weight, with dimensions of 2.75H x 3.4W x 1D.
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I put this bar in the shower, so there was no excuse for my teenager to not use a proper face bar. I have been using it too. I am not crazy about the smell, but i I have had it for 4 weeks now and I am pretty sure I will get another 2 weeks out of it. My skin looks great and my pores look fabulous. My teenager was not as impressed, but I do not think she waited long enough to see results.
I love the way my skin feels and how it looks after I wash my face. Does not seem to help at all with my acne but i believe it is still a great product .
My teenagers love it! It has worked really well help keep their skin clear.
I swear by this bar! I am not someone who battles with acne on a daily basis but I use this bar to help prevent the occasional blemish! I'm on my 4th bar and will never try anything else!
I absolutely love this soap! I use it every morning and it makes my face feel so refreshed! Would highly recommend it to anyone!
I left a review on the Charcoal soap that goes along with this. I bought Acne Battle and Charcoal Detox soap and use both twice daily. I have dealt with cystic acne on my chin for the past 15 years. It was so deep that nothing could quite go deep enough into the skin layers to deal with the inflammation, and the top layers of skin were thicker in the acne spots. Since using these soaps for the past 6 weeks as well as a exfoliator 2 times a week and tea tree oil applied each time, and It seems the layers of skin have been able to soften and bring up the cysts. 4 of the spots have healed completely already and 2 more are beginning to reduce and are much less inflamed. My skin over all is smoother and more even in skin tone. My skins moisture level seems much better balanced as well. I am looking forward to my chin being healed completely in the coming weeks. Thanks Apple Valley.
I’ve been using this soap for a few years now and absolutely love it! It makes my face feel so refreshed in the morning. Highly recommend it!
This soap works well. I can tell a real difference in my daughter's complexion when she uses it - much less acne when used. Now, if I can just get her to use it every day without me reminding her . . .
I have no complaints about this soap; it didn’t do anything to harm or improve my skin. I’m 48 and have always had adult acne. The soap that seems to be making a very significant improvement for my acne has been AVSC Calendula Castile unscented. I am absolutely loving it! The perfect balance for my oily/dry combo skin. It’s definitely balanced things out.
at 35, i thought i was done with acne, but kept breaking out. i have used the same skin care products since high school and they just weren’t working anymore. this soap took a couple of weeks to “work” but now my skin has been clear for about a month. the smell isn’t great, but i didn’t buy it for the smell, and you do get used to it after a week or so. now don’t even notice the smell, and it doesn’t lingerin your skin after rinsing. i will def be buying again!
I ordered this for my daughter in Ohio. I live in Maryland. She called me on day crying about her face and her esteem was hurting her. She has been using the soap for a couple of weeks now and it is working awesomely...thank you so much for being there. I found this website just typing in treatment for painful acne. Thank you again
I have been suffering with adult acne for year’s especially cystic and hormonal acne trying proactive and spending 100's of dollars on acne products. After deciding do an inventory on my diet and remove toxic products from my house, I started to research natural chemical free products and I came across this website and decided to order the Acne Battle Bar. It's been a little over a week that I have been using this bar and the breakouts are starting to subside. I am hopeful to see what my skin will look like in 4 weeks and thereafter.
Holy Grail for acne. Cleared my skin in just a couple weeks. Best acne soap out there.
I have been dealing with acne for MANY years. I've been on several different prescription and non-prescription treatments. I'm really liking the Acne Battle Bar. I started with a sample, and I've since ordered a full bar. The smell isn't great, but it's not an issue for me. It lathers well even with my hard water. As I've gotten older, my skin has gotten more sensitive. Also, I live up north. As the temperatures drop, my oily skin becomes dry. The Acne Battle Bar definitely agrees with my skin. Some reviewers have seen immediate or remarkable results. Unfortunately, I have not. I still have some pimples, but I believe they're smaller and are healing more quickly than they used to. Plus, my goal was to get off ProActiv. I have accomplished that and me and my skin are both happy!
I just received my second order of acne battle bar. First off, the shipping is extremely speedy and the customer service is great. Second, the soap itself lasts a very long time. Third, it really does the job (just be patient and give it time) to heal your acne, cleanse your face and leave you feeling extremely refreshed afterwards. With acne there are no quick fixes but this soap has a combination of detoxing and cleansing ingredients that work extremely well. The neem oil (Indian plant that is known to be a purifier) is a nice touch that is hard to find in many western products. Try this soap out, I've recommended it to many friends and I'll be buying this stuff for years. I can't imagine using any other kind of soap. Thanks so much Apple Valley!
Omg! I have tried every acne medication and soap including pro active/ Neutrogena ECT.. This was the only soap that has ever completely cleared up my skin. I am so much more happy and confident! Thank you so much for changing my life! I will never buy any other product for my skin!
My wife and brother both unfortunately suffer from acne breakouts and I searched high and low for a soap that was best for frequent acne. My search led me to apple valley and this soap bar. Upon receiving this bar my brother and wife both initially said that it smelled nice and that they would give it a try. The results were astonishing. Within weeks my bothers acne cleared up (he gets frequent white-heads), and within a month and a half my wife's skin was glowing again (she has cystic acne). I'm confident that in saying that this soap will apply to many different skin types well since my brother is white and has fairly oily skin, and my wife tends to have dry skin and is Asian. I'm not kidding this stuff ROCKS! Now I have all kinds of AVNS products in my house. the fact that it comes handmade from a good Christian household just makes it all the better. Thank you AVNS!
There is nothing that has worked for my 18 yr old sons face except essential oils and this bar! Thank you so much for making such a quality product.
This acne bar was ok. the only reason I like it is because its all natural and it took care of some of my acne. the smell was bad in my opinion.
I have been suffering with adult acne for too long now, and I am so happy I came upon this soap. It is the ONLY soap that actually works on my skin. It helps to heal the breakouts without over drying my skin! The BEST!!!
Ok I am 40 with seriously oily skin that is constantly broken out. Been dealing with this since I was in 4th grade. I try everything on the market just to see. I spend 150.00 a month on really expensive cleansing cream and acne cream to help. The routine was ok but I still had enough acne I would not go out without makeup on. My daughter (16) told me about the shampoo bars and I decided to try this acne bar. Again I try everything for this problem. I can't believe my results. I was so worried it would make my acne worse but it has been a life saver. I am saving so much money. It's so simple, one product. My face has just a few and I mean few small pimples. It isn't dried out. I have yet to use an acne cream with it. And I can go without makeup because you really can't even see the few pimples I do have! I could cry I am soooo happy. All my life dealing with this problem and this simple bar has taken care of my wreak of a face and turned it into something I can let the world see without embarrassment! If you have problems you really got to try it. It took only three days to notice a difference. I have used this now for two months. The only time I break out is well we all know. But even then it isn't bad. I can't say enough how wonderful this is
I just started using this, but it has been the best product I have ever used on my face. My face feels very clean, and it doesn't get too dry or oily. My acne has improved as well. I absolutely love this product, and I will definitely continue to order it :)
I can't speak for whether it cleared my acne because I'm currently on Isotretinoin but I really like the smell and texture of the soap and the way it lather's. I'll continue using the soap after I finish my medicine regimen and hopefully it'll keep my acne at bay!
When I first started to use this I did break out a little, I had been using a much harsher non-natural bar. It took my skin about 10-days to get used to this new product and since then I rarely have any acne. I break out a little right before that time of the month, which is mostly hormones. I will continue to use this soap.
I have been using this product for a week now and realized the steam from my shower was picking up all the wonderful scents from the soap and irritating my overly sensitive eyes. I switched to just washing my face in the sink right before my shower and that works wonderfully. I have moderate acne and this acne battle bar is fighting hard! My skin is really clearing up, I hope it lasts! :)
I wanted this acne soap to work SO bad because I love the shampoo/body bars! I must be allergic to one of the ingredients because as soon as I put it on my face I could feel something wasn't right. I've been out of the shower for about an hour now and my eyes are still watering like crazy. I've only used it once, so I'm hoping my body just needs to get use to a "soap-like" product on my face since it is used to CeraVe. Will try again tomorrow!
I have been using the acne battle bar for about a week and half now and absolutely love it! In the past I primarily used face wash and lotion that contain harsh ingredients such as salicylic acid. Since becoming pregnant I swore of using any toiletries that contained such chemicals. I tried other products in the meantime, but this bar of soap has proven to be the best. I've never had such soft skin especially during the winter months. I hope I'm not just in a "honeymoon" period but instead found something I can use for good and feel good about using!
This stuff is amazing!! I love it! I threw out all my very expensive proactive because this stuff works 100x better. My skin wasn't as bad as some people but I always always had a pimple and it was those deep under the skin ones. Proactive only gave me the illusion of nice skin for a few days and then I would have lots of new pimples then nice skin for a day or two and then the cycle would repeat itself. Its been 2 weeks and I haven't had a huge pimple or even too many small ones and if I do get a tiny pimple its gone the next day. It's even fading my old acne scars. Another thing I've noticed is that my face doesn't get as oily throughout the day (and I had very oily skin) and I put grapeseed oil right after I wash it! It's amazing! I don't have to be blotting throughout the day! It's like my face feels it doesn't have to be producing so much oil since I'm not drying it out with Proactive. You get used to the smell which is not even all that bad. I would highly recommend this product. It really does work.
This product is working fairly well for my son. While his acne has not completely cleared up this soap is making his breakouts less. He has only used it for 2 weeks and we hope with continued use he will see no breakouts.
I've been trying to find an acne soap that works for YEARS. Prior to buying this, I had pretty much given up hope of finding a product that didn't dry out my skin and make my acne worse. This soap is absolutely wonderful! My face is not completely blemish free, but it has improved so much more than I ever thought possible. I've also started to use the Argan oil after the acne battle bar, which has improved my skin even more. For the price, it's worth trying!!
I have used this product for some time - it lathers up well and feels so good on my skin. I recommend it.
I purchased a sample of this soap for my teenagers and the whiteheads seem less on their faces. I used it on my own face when I ran out of my regular cleanser. It worked just as well on my face without the tightness that I had expected of an acne bar. I just purchased several bars since this will be my kids' main soap bar and my spring/summer facial bar.
I thought that I would never find anything for my skin until I meet this bar. I am 38 years old and suffered from acne since teenage years. Most products that were prescribed to me were too harsh and dried out my skin causing another problem which then would cost me more money. Let me tell you this bar gets rid of all and any problem that may occur on the skin. I will always order this bar as long as they make along with many others. Always a fan for life. :)
I have only been using this product for a little over a week and so far I can see a major difference in the clarity of my skin. I have also noticed far fewer breakouts. I suffer from a combination of acne and sensitive skin so it's hard to find both a product to treat my acne as well as hydrate and keep my skin balanced. So far this product seems to be doing the job. I will definitely purchase again.
For years, I had only washed my face once a day with plain water, because standard products dried out my skin too much. And yet, I still had acne often on my chin and beside my nose, as well as little whiteheads on my forehead. I now use the Acne Battle bar on my face every evening and the Calendula Castile bar every morning (because my face tends to dryness and needs the extra moisture). And there has been a huge decline in the amount of acne, and my skin isn't drying out. Very happy with this bar.
It's easy, simply, safe, natural, feels good and most importantly, has the health of your skin as #1 priority.
I'm 26 and have been struggling with random breakouts on my cheeks for alomst a year now. I've tried so many different products, some filled with chemicals and junk, others more natural. Nothing was helping!!! Finially I found a post that led me to this website.... I am so GRATEFUL! This bar actually works. My face has already improved about a week in, I haven't even had a bad breakout. I'm still dealing with some marks from before but it's already 100 times better and you can't beat the price! I highly recommend this bar to anyone with slight blemishes or heavy breakouts. Give it a try... You won't be disappointed.
I have been using this bar now for 2 years and LOVE it! I am 29 and still suffer from a bit of acne, but using this has significantly helped. Also, I love that it lasts me forever! One bar lasts me between 4-6 months, which is VERY cost efficient. Highly recommend!
This has replaced all my other facial soaps/cleansers/gels. My completion has never looked better (and I'm in my 30's!)
I've never taken the time to write a review on anything before but I love this soap so much I had to! My face has cleared up so much since using this bar! I still get an occasional pimple, but my face feels and looks so much healthier now! I had tried many things to stop my skin from breaking out including creams and medications from dermatologists and this bar by far works better than anything else I've tried! It also makes me feel so much better to know that I'm using all natural products and saving money! My face does not have the dried out tight feeling that I would get with other products. I have been using this bar morning and night for about 2 months and it is just now almost gone. I already ordered 3 more bars to use and will continue ordering more! I hope this product never gets discontinued!!
I know everyone's skin reacts differently when it comes to soaps, creams, and lotions, but I learned a long time ago that my skin breaks out primarily when it's been mistreated by too-harsh chemicals and has become dry. It's ridiculously hard to find a promoted, natural full-body soap for sensitive and/or acne-prone skin, so I was delighted to get a sample of this product. Going from using another natural castile/essential oils soap to this was an obvious change for the better. My skin felt much more moisturized when I got out of the shower, and I didn't itch and crave body lotion as I normally would. After a couple days of use, my skin calmed down visibly from its prior breakout on my arms and back while it soaked up the oily goodness without being greasy or gross. It was totally balanced, which is helping to balance out my natural oils. They're there for a reason, folks! Love this bar and cannot wait to try others as well as get a full order of this one.
I've been suffering from moderate adult acne for about 8 years now since the onset of my 20s, and it's been increasingly embarrassing the older I get. After oral antibiotics, creams, ointments, even hormone medication, I just kind of gave up because nothing really helped and I hated putting those kinds of chemicals into my body. My co-worker recommended this soap and as with every new product, I had low expectations but thought it couldn't hurt to try. Lo and behold, after a week or so, it's balanced my oily skin yet kept it moisturized, kept me from the usual cystic breakout around the most hormonal time of the month, and it has already faded some of my leftover dark spots. If it continues to work like this I may as well stock up for life! I went out without concealing makeup for the first time in a long time yesterday...so grateful and happy right now.
My entire skin care story would span several pages. I’ve had issues with acne since I was 9, even though I was taught to take care of my face from an early age. I’ve tried prescription creams and antibiotics, not to mention numerous skin care regimens that all promised to obliterate my acne. Some of them worked, for a price. My skin would be red, dry, itchy and painful, and most of them would just make my acne worse. I gave the last skin care line I tried a year to achieve the desired results, and it was somewhat successful, but not any more successful than some others I’d tried in the past. I was about to admit defeat when I ran across a blog that mentioned Apple Valley Natural Soap. I wish I could remember which one, so that I could write to the blogger and thank him/her. I don’t even remember if the article I was reading that day was talking about this bar or not because I was also researching natural shampoo at the time, but it led me here and I found this little miracle and decided that at $6 it was worth a shot. It didn’t take a year, or a month, I noticed minor results the day after I started using it. Within a week I was sold. There are still some stubborn blackheads hanging in there, but I continue to see improvement. They've been there for 16 years, I figure it'll take a bit to rid myself of them completely. The only negative reaction is a tendency for my skin to feel a bit tight, but the wonderful argan oil available here takes care of that, as does the jojoba oil. I’ve lost track of how long I’ve been using it but I think I’m early in month three. I still haven’t gone through a whole bar and I use it morning and night. Needless to say, I will repurchase and recommend this to anyone I know with an acne problem.
I have been using this product for a week now. I have been suffering from cystic acne for a month now for the first time in my life. I tried over the counter products as well as the OCM. Generally the OCM works fine but the acne was so painful. It has been a week and there are no more big pimples left. There are still some that are healing but they are no longer active. I am using it with a witch hazel toner and with the argan oil that I also bought from here and my face really does glow. I love using all natural products and buying from an American, faith based company really makes it all even better.
Loved this acne bar from day one!! Used it on my 12 and ten year olds & saw instant results in the morning!! Works great especially for black head on the nose which is what we were trying to battle!! The bar smells great & is gently yet works very strong!! Loved it!
I have been using this for about 2 weeks now & I love it. I have to hold my breath while I'm using it, but it's totally worth it!! I skipped a day of using it & had a small blemish appear on my chin. Washed my face with this bar that night, added a dab of benzoyl peroxide lotion on it, & the next day it was gone. This soap doesn't dry out my skin like other acne products do. I will continue to use it!!
I really love this bar! I have extremely sensitive skin and even in my 40's continue to break out so easily. I was a bit hesitant to try this bar because of that, but SO glad I did! It has been so gentle and effective on both my skin and my 12 yr old daughter's. Don't think twice...order it today!!
The Acne Battle Bar has been a life saver for every age in our home. From my 14 year old son to my 17 year old daughter to myself... we all have kept clean, clear skin since the day we started using this soap. Even through the teenage acne stage!!! NEVER DISCONTINUE THIS BAR!!!!! Don't know what we'd do if you did! Thank you!
I love this product , i've had breakouts since i was 10 i'm now thirty and still get them . i have used everything under the sun and nothing worked ,i tried the acne soap and after the first week there was such a dramatic change in my skin ,i know have my mom my sisters and my older son using this soap everybody loves it . i will never use anything else after using this product ...
I have been using the Acne Battle bar for over a year for my oily/acneic skin. This is hands down my favorite cleanser. It is very effective, yet not irritating. And one of the best things is it lasts forever!
Thank you, Natalie, for creating this bar! I love it! I am 30 years old and still get fairly regular breakouts. When I became pregnant in August, I felt like I was in high school again! This bar has almost completely cleared my complexion, and I do believe that the occasional breakout I'm still experiencing is hormonal. My face feels clean but not dried out after washing. I've been using the jojoba oil afterwards, which gives my face a soft, smooth glow. I have loved the results of this combination! As a recent reviewer said, the smell of this soap is the only "drawback", but it's well worth the results. Thanks again!
I really like this bar! I ordered one doubting it would work. I've tried a lot of natural soaps and none have worked well on my acne and sensitive skin. This bar is great! My acne is much better and I can't believe how soft my skin is. Plus it doesn't irritate my skin like other acne soaps do. My oil is so, so much better. I rarely have to reapply makeup during the day to cover any shine. I just use a drop or two of jojoba oil as a moisturizer after this soap and I'm thrilled with the results. While I still have some breakouts along my jawline, I'm pretty sure that's due to hormones. I'm pregnant and my skin always flips out during pregnancy. This is the best it's been during all 5 pregnancies. Thank you so much for a great product! I just went to reorder and it's unavailable, :(. Hopefully it will be back in stock soon. One side note, the smell does take a little getting used to, lol. But the results are absolutely worth it!
I (sparingly) use a more expensive facial cleanser at night, but I needed to find something that was less expensive and still natural. Viola! Found it! It is the only soap that I can reliably use daily and trust to not make me break out.
I have very acne-prone skin, and this bar is the most gentle AND effective soap that I've found -- and I've tried just about everything!
I tried this soap some time ago and love it. I always have a back-up bar on hand.
We have tried over the last few years to banish the chemicals in our health and beauty products. When my teen son started having break-outs, we tried, with minimal results, various natural soaps reported to work for acne. We were delighted to try your acne bar and have visible results. So nice to see my son's face clear again!
This is my favorite soap to use on my face. My face feels nice and fresh after using it and I don't breakout as much when I'm using it.
I have to give this four stars because it doesn't completely clear my face. That being said, I will continue using this natural bar over the chemical-filled wash anyday! I breastfeed, so it's very important that I'm not using anything that has the warning "ask your doctor before use" on it. My face feels so clean after I use this. I can live with a couple of zits knowing that what i'm putting on my skin is safe for my baby & I!
My teenage son has been using this bar for several weeks. As long as he is consistent he gets good results. It is nice to have a natural product for him to use.
I decided to give the Acne Battle bar a shot since I was switching to all natural body care products. I don't have many blemishes pop up, but I wanted something to prevent them without drying out my skin. I have combination skin so finding something that moisturizes without increasing facial oil AND cleanses without overly drying my skin was a challenge. Well, this bar works wonderfully!!! I have soft, healthy skin, minimal blemish occurrence, and everything is well balanced. This bar also lasts a long time, so it's a real money saver. One thing I will say is if you are not used to an herbal, earthy smell...it may take some getting used to. :)
I have used many products for acne over the years and this one is the only one that has not only cleared my breakouts, but made my face so soft that I actually like to touch my face in the morning. My teen-aged children and I only use this at night and it works excellently. It saves money for us since we don't have to use it as often as other product and it is good for our skin. Thanks so much to the people at Apple Valley for your wonderful invention.
I have struggled with constant breakouts for years and have tried multiple soaps, washes, creams, and other products. Nothing ever worked until I started using the Acne Battle Bar. It's the first time in years that my face has no breakouts. And to top it off, it even took away some scarring I had on the side of my face. AMAZING product - I HIGHLY recommend it!