When I first tried this soap, my skin felt dry and stripped during rinsing and I thought of going back to my body wash. But decided to keep using it for a month before making a decision. But then after a week, I started noticing that my skin felt smoother than usual and that my face skin texture improved quite much. The pores seemed to be tightened somehow. Wow! Definitely will buy some more. Oh and it smells great too.