I am guessing if you are reading this and have combination skin you either use a cleansing lotion/oil or you use makeup remover wipes and I am not going to say either are bad - well actually I am. Makeup wipes (unless intoxicated) shouldn't be a part of your skincare routine even if you have good skin. They basically do nothing for your skin and half the time don't remove every trace of makeup.
Cleansing lotion or oils on the other hand are alot better, though I have yet to find one that improves my skin and doesn't leave that tacky feeling behind. Also the idea of cleanser and then using soap or vise versa just seems pointless to me and also quite stripping to the skin.
I use two different soaps. The one in the first picture is Pears Transparent Soap and is £0.63p from Boots for 125g! You can find it in most pharmacy's though for around the same price. The reason why I use this is because it is very gentle and most of all non-comedogenic - meaning it will not clock up your pores. I am also addicted to the smell of it, but that's another story.
For 63p the soap is literally huge and lathers up really well when used with warm water (never hot). However the main thing is that it will cleanse your makeup totally away and remove all traces of oil on the surface of your skin. It is the only soap/cleanser that leaves my skin squeaky clean - I'm not even joking, when you wash the lather of soap off it may squeak if you move your fingertips across your face.
The only difference with the Pears soap and the Seba med soap that I am also going to review in this post. Is that I use the Pears Soap if I am feeling really oily or I have spots. So if you do suffer from spots on a regular basis or if you are really oily around the T-zone I would highly recommend you try this. If you do decide to purchase this I would use this and only this. Twice a day with no other cleansers.
Also all no soap-soaps do tend to be abit drying to the skin so an oil-free moisturiser after washing your face is a must. But only oil-free or you will kind of be undoing what you have just done and will be adding oil back into the skin.
The other soap or should I say 'cleansing bar' I use is the Seba Med soap-free bar which is suitable for sensitive normal to oily skin. For a 100g bar it is around £2.50 from most pharmacy's.
Compared to the cheaper Pears Transparent Soap this is abit less lathering and a little less drying and would be suitable for the classic combination skin type that isn't very, very oily.
It does have a more creamer feel to it and definitely leaves the skin soft.
Either way they both work. But as a rule the Pears Soap works best on more problem skin and the Seba Med helps to control a typical not overly oily combination skin.
Here is just an image of the two products so you know what to look for. The Pears soap for some reason is classed as a Bath Soap on the Boots website - I am guessing this is because of the size and as it can be used all over the body as well as the face.
I would like to add that after so many years of trying different makeup removers and cleansers that either strip my skin of essential oils or leave it feeling tacky. This is the first time my skin has felt alot clearer and thoroughly cleansed.
But most of all these types of soap do work on balancing excess oil and unblocking pores leaving the face in all-round better condition.