The CoalFace Soap is a cleanser in solid bar form. It is black in colour due to charcoal powder, one of its main ingredients, with tiny specks of glitter for aesthetic purposes. It also contains linalool, a naturally derived ingredient favoured for its pleasant scent, which gives the CoalFace Soap a subtle, yummy smell. On the other hand, the CoalFace Cleanser is a cleanser in liquid form, with a gel-like consistency. Like its big sister, it is also black in colour with tiny golden specks.



Selecting the star ingredients for the Soap and Cleanser was quite a challenge for the founders, who wanted something unique yet effective. But after thorough research, they finally settled on charcoal and honey.

Activated charcoal is carbon soot which has undergone a process that gives it a sponge-like, porous structure. This porous structure means that it has a large surface area which can help it grab onto things. Simply put, the presence of charcoal in Kayman Beauty cleansers increases the efficacy of removing excess sebum and dirt from pores, like a clay mask. In other words, it acts like an “oil magnet.”

activated charcoal in a cleansing process coalface cleanser

Honey, on the other hand, is hailed as one of the miraculous skin-healing ingredients. Kayman Beauty CoalFace Soap and CoalFace Cleanser are formulated with high-grade, pure honey, to ensure the best of quality.  Honey is also known for its anti-bacterial properties, which can help to reduce acne. It is also beneficial to brighten the skin, reduce hyperpigmentation and nourish the skin, as well as reduce fine lines and wrinkles, thanks to its potent antioxidants. Honey is just ridiculously amazing – you can never go wrong with it!

honey in coalface cleanser



Both the CoalFace Soap and CoalFace Cleanser serve the same function, which is to cleanse the skin. They are both second cleansers, meaning you should use a makeup remover/pre-cleansing product before using any of these two. Our cleansing products are not able to provide effective makeup removal; thus, pre-cleansing is required.

CoalFace Soap is generally more effective for sebum control and deep pore cleansing, which means that those with oily, acne-prone skin are more likely to benefit from the effects of the Soap. CoalFace Soap is formulated using a glycerine base with minimal ingredients and can easily “melt” if not handled properly. To maintain the CoalFace Soap, it is best to place it in a dry and clean soap dish to avoid constant contact with water and prevent melting. The soap dish should be cleaned regularly to avoid bacterial contamination. It is also advisable to cut the Soap into smaller pieces and use one part at a time.

CoalFace Cleanser, on the other hand, is formulated to be the more hydrating sister to the Soap. This mild, sulphate-free cleanser contains aloe vera and green tea extracts for an extra soothing effect. CoalFace Cleanser does not contain any fragrance in any form, making it a desirable option for all skin types, especially those with dry, dehydrated or sensitive skin. As CoalFace Cleanser comes in its own pump bottle, it is easier to store – just put it in a cool, dry place and everything’s good!

Still confused? No worries! Here’s a table to sum it all up:

Comparison between Kayman Beauty CoalFace Soap & CoalFace Cleanser


day and night routine with coalface cleanser

We hope that all your confusions & questions are all answered!

Bunny & Fiqah.

20 thoughts on “Comparison between Kayman Beauty CoalFace Soap & CoalFace Cleanser.

  1. hana mustafa says:

    hello, i have been told that my skin is suitable with coal face soap since my face is oily and acne-prone skin. but can i know why people purchase or use both products like coal face soap with coal face cleanser at the same time, does it make any differences if i only use the coal face soap with the rosa essence. Thankyou!

    • administrator says:

      Hello, people always purchase CoalFace Soap and CoalFace Cleanser together because of their own preferences. CoalFace Soap is more deep cleansing, so people love using it in their night routine to remove make up and etc while CoalFace Cleanser is more gentle side (mild cleansing) and using it in morning routine would be the best.

      But, there will be no problem if you want to use only CoalFace Soap and Rosa Glow Essence together.

      I hope this answer your question.

  2. nana says:

    hello! i have purchased cfs and my skin appeared bumps and i think that is closed comedones. But it has story behind, a month before, i used sunscreen but i didn’t remove it with micellar or oil since i dont know at that time and the next month i use cfs then that things appeared. so is it possible that the cfs showed the effect or cfs doesn’t suit with my skin? and till now i have been deal with comedonal acne and i’m still willing to try cfs again. so why not i ask here first hehe. your answer really help me a lot thank you! 🙂

  3. Ummy says:

    Hi,i just buy coalface soap from agent but those coalface soap that i had buy didnt have smell like honey dew. Its really different with previous i buy. Before this,i had buy coalface face but it smell like honey dew. I just curious and worried. Is it the new one i buy is fake or what or expired already ? . Can you give me explaination ? Thanks

    • Farid says:

      Hi, how should I know that if I buy the new charcoal soap, linalool is already excluded from the ingredient list?

      • administrator says:

        All CoalFace Soap manufactured from July 2019 onwards is linalool free. You may check the manufacturing date printed on the cardboard carton of the product.

    • administrator says:

      Hello! Both are great! If you prefer deep cleansing effect or an everyday makeup wearer, CoalFaceSoap will be an excellent choice. If you prefer milder, gentler cleanser, you may go for our CoalFace Cleanser.

  4. Danial Ajwad says:

    Is that good for me if i use both cleanser and soap together in my daily routine such as cleanser for day time and soap for night bcos my skin totally breakout it is like prone acne and acne

    • administrator says:

      Please use any either one per routine. Using both CFS & CFC in the same routine may cause overwashing and worsen your skin condition. Alternatively, you may use CFC in the morning & CFS in the evening.

  5. Puteri says:

    Hai, just wanna ask, i use nutox milk cleanser and recently i’ve purchased coalface soap.. so can i use both of them at the same time? Or do i need to use only one for my everyday routine?

  6. biyy says:

    hi, i used charcoal cleanser and also the serum. How long it will take to see any improvement on my skin?
    I used about 1 week already, but sometimes I feel my skin a little bit dry and peeling. Why?

    • administrator says:

      Generally positive effects can be observed within 2-6 weeks of usage. Some people may experience faster result, some may take more time. Make sure to hydrate & moisturize skin adequately. If your skin continues to experience irritation, please stop using and contact our customer service for further assistance.

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