Do you believe in miracles? I don't. Well, when it comes to skincare. So I was in fact skeptical about thewonderbar, a facial product, which is still sort of a skincare phenomenon. Skeptical= curious. The Wonderbar promises to cleanse, tone, exfoliate and moisturize all in one go. It's basically a full facial detox. So I dropped $40 and got a bar.

First, the name itself, Wonderbar, is already too "infomercial" for me. But I never judge a product by its name. Next, the whole process of using it is a production. You have to leave it on your skin for 3-5 minutes. And you can't use it in the shower as it has to dry. Annoying, right? But, after two weeks of using it, I am completely obsessed.

So here's the deal with The Wonderbar. It's made from a special, 3,000-year-old clay from Austria, a clay that contains the essence of 700 herbs and plants, all of which are ridiculously good for the skin. It also has chlorey-nahre, an organic, micro-algae formulation, that is known to clarify your skin, making it shiny and radiant and supple. It absorbs quickly into your skin and naturally rejuvenates cells. From my research, this concocted formula purges the skins of toxins rather than trapping them beneath your skin. Of course, this is great for acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, hyper-pigmentation and large pores.

The Wonderbar is essentially a mini-mask. I have used it for two weeks now, every morning and every night. So far so good. Because it even claimed to work as a toner, moisturizer, etc, I did not use anything during this process. No facial scrub, no toner mists, no serums. I did use a moisturizer in the morning for SPF and a night cream at night because it didn't hydrate as much as I wanted it to on these cold, dry nights.

My face looks incredibly healthy and clean. It looks fantastic, actually. Completely toned and fresh and, well, amazing. The build-up of blackheads, I also noticed, was less than before. This whole Wonderbar experience is truly unusual as I generally don't endorse all-in-one products, nor am I a fan of bar soaps for the face, but this was $40 well spent. If you're interested, I would suggest checking out their web site first as there are some precautions about initial use, avoiding mineral powders, using it with make-up etc.

Ingredients:

Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate - Sodium Coco-Sulfate - Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch - 1-Octadecanol - Paraffin - C17789 - Talcum - Heilmoor Clay - Water - Glycerin - Chlorey'nahre (CLO) - Polyglucuronic Acid - Olea Europaea Fruit Oil - Chamonilla Matricaria (Chamomile) Extract