Nippon Kodo

Nippon Kodo Deitanseki Soap Bar


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Kaolin clay and carbon powder facial soap deeply cleanses. Bentonite helps skin retain natural moisture. Rinses completely clean but won’t strip skin.

A Japanese secret... Enriched with clay and selected carbon powder, this soft bar of soap gently cleanses your face with micro-porous active ingredients. The Nippon Kodo Deitanseki Soap Bar is the perfect black soap for acne. Bentonite clay removes dirt and oil from clogged pores. Nippon Kodo soap helps your skin retain its natural moisture, leaving your face soft, clear, and hydrated. Experience the fresh, clean moistness of your skin after washing your face with Japanese bentonite clay black soap.

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  • More about Nippon Kodo Deitanseki Soap Bar

    Winner of Feature N/A
    Product Size 5.3 oz / 150 g
    How to Use Wet face with warm water to open pores. Massage soap into hands and then apply to face and neck for 30 seconds. Rinse thoroughly. Follow with a moisturizer (we suggest Urth Face Balm SPF15) to hydrate and protect skin.
    Ingredients Soap Base, Water, Perfume, Kaolin, Bentonite, Glycerin, Carbon, Papain, Tetrasodium Edetate Tetrahydrate, 1-Hydroxyethane-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid

Customers say...

  • 1 / 28


    Review by James on October 25, 2015

    Love this bar soap

    I use this for both face and body in the shower. Gets me clean and fresh, rinses quickly, and does not dry out my skin.

    The lather is nice. I don't have any negatives to mention on this item.
  • 2 / 28


    Review by Corey on October 5, 2015

    Japanese Magic

    The mixture of clay with Japanese magic makes this face wash the best you can buy for $11. I mean let's be honest, everything the Japanese produce is fantastic - Subaru, Vintage American Menswear, Robots... This bar is no different than the excellence we've come to expect. It doesn't over dry, it leaves your face feeling clean and refreshed, and it actually works against blemishes and uneven skin tone. Why have you not bought this yet? Seriously, go do it! You'll look great, feel like a bad ass, and have more $ in your pocket to spend elsewhere.
  • 3 / 28


    Review by Diego on June 7, 2015


    This soap bar is refreshing and leaves my skin feeling clean. I use this at night or after my workout and it removes all impurities and does not over dry my skin. I don't usually buy bar soap but i will keep buying this product. This bar soap also lasts for a long time, so for my travels, i cut up smaller pieces that i can take with me.
  • 4 / 28


    Review by Jonah on April 6, 2015

    excellent daily facial cleanser

    Gets pores clean. Doesn't dry out skin. Lathers easily.
  • 5 / 28


    Review by Jamie on September 3, 2014

    Wonderful Product

    This product has completely cleared my acne unlike other cleansers and evens my skin tone better than any toner I've used. I have oily skin and since using this soap I've noticed my skin become much more balanced (my makeup doesn't slide off by the end of the day anymore). Very happy with this soap so far!
  • 6 / 28


    Review by Luis on June 16, 2014

    Excellent quality and fair price

    This soap leaves your face shining and feeling great. Do use a good moisturizer afterwards. This product will also last a long time, so you'll get your moneys worth.
  • 7 / 28


    Review by Anthony on May 29, 2014

    Best Bang for your Buck

    This soap is very economical and lasts a long time...great lathering and has left my skin squeaky clean...in a good way! Not too tight or dry, but definitely you can feel the difference in that it cleans and leaves no residue. Would recommend to use for anyone with oily skin, and occasional mild/medium acne.
  • 8 / 28


    Review by david on January 9, 2014

    The best

    This is my first time trying this soap after wasting money and time on other face washes and soaps.
    leaves a pretty enjoyable smell and your skin will feel fresh and clean.
  • 9 / 28


    Review by Ian on December 13, 2013


    Must say I like the smell, and seems to clear up any blemishes pretty well. However it does dry out my skin a bit much
  • 10 / 28


    Review by Hezril on November 4, 2013


    Keeps my face oil-free much longer than other face products and the smell doesn't bother me and disappears fast.
  • 11 / 28


    Review by Jon on October 3, 2013

    Solid job

    Wonderful stuff, washes off fine, and leaves a subtle, enjoyable smell (in my opinion.) Worth it.
  • 12 / 28


    Review by Michael on August 21, 2013

    Works very well

    Although it does have an odd smell at first, does a great job clearing up my face and doesn't dry it out
  • 13 / 28


    Review by Baxter on May 22, 2013


    This soap is like magic for my skin. It makes my feel clean (without feeling dry), evens out my skin tone, and reduces any redness. Sure, it doesn't smell like traditional soaps, but I wouldn't say the odor is offensive by any means. I will continue to order this soap as long as it's available.
  • 14 / 28


    Review by Eddy on May 6, 2013


    Face feels so refreshed after washing with this soap. Great product.
  • 15 / 28


    Review by Jackson on April 3, 2013

    Great soap

    I had run across this product on a trip to China and was thrilled to rediscover it. Great for use as a daily cleanser. If you got sensitive skin like you may need to supplement it with a scrub every couple of days but other than that is great.
  • 16 / 28


    Review by Tiernan on February 28, 2013

    Simply excellent before bed

    Ever since using the little that came with the Motley sampler, I've been hooked. I don't normally go to the trouble of packing bar soaps with me when I travel, but I always have a package of this stashed away, even on overnight trips. Like one of the other reviewers here, I like to use this in combination with a liquid face wash (Chief's, in my case) - I find that while the extra moisture I get from liquid/gel is exactly what I need in the morning, the feeling I get from Deitanseki is more attuned to after work or before bed. Your skin will feel smooth, tight (in the best possible way) and refreshed. Can't say I've ever really noticed the smell - a bit like clay, perhaps, but it doesn't stick around. Also worth noting that these bars last forever, even with regular use.
  • 17 / 28


    Review by Justin on January 18, 2013

    Great face wash supplement

    I was honestly curious more than anything to try this product after reading the reviews. I already use a liquid face wash (Urth), but I do like to use this bar 1-2 times a week to supplement that and give my skin a little something different. I don't know if I would use it everyday, as it leaves my face feeling just a little bit tight afterward, but that is easily solved with a moisturizer. The smell is great, and it looks cool in my shower, too.
  • 18 / 28


    Review by Joseph on January 15, 2013

    I love this product.

    This is my third bar. I have mixed dry and oily skin and this is the only product that effectively cleans my face without drying it out. There's none of that uncomfortable tightness after using other soaps. You're just left feeling clean.
  • 19 / 28


    Review by William on August 6, 2012

    Its works....excellent.

    I have been a Proactiv (cleanser only) user for over 10 years....Ive always wanted to get off it, and this is the first time I have gone off of it for more than two weeks and not have a bad breakout. This soap is amazing. I've only used the small sample The Motley sent me, but I am ordering a bar today. The small 1"x1" sample has lasted me two weeks, with two more still in it, easily. The smell is great (smells like wet charcoal really) and the clean feeling is excellent. Combined with the Crema Face Moisturizer, it's a kick-ass-look-and-feel-your-best combo.
  • 20 / 28


    Review by Mark on June 8, 2012

    Effective and refreshing

    Unlike some reviewers here, I find the smell rather refreshing. I've got sensitive skin and this was gentle enough to not aggravate it while also cleaning it thoroughly. One bar lasts quite a while. Probably best for those with normal to oily skin.
  • 21 / 28


    Review by brains on December 18, 2011

    Great soap ... smells fine

    I am not sure of all the "funky" smell reviews, it smells fine to me and my skin feels much tighter and squeaky clean. Great service from The Motley, service was on point, Thanks!
  • 22 / 28


    Review by Alex on October 5, 2011

    Smooth, deep cleaning, and refreshing

    I was wary of the soap after reading a few of the reviews that criticized the smell but have been pleasantly surprised. It certainly doesn't smell like Irish Spring but it doesn't smell bad at all (the smell, in fact, doesn't have any lasting effects on your face). The effects of the soap are incredible for me. I've often been plagued by large pores and oily skin. This is the first product that, when used regularly, I have noticed a dramatic improvement. Tighter pores, softer skin, and less oil. Fantastic.
  • 23 / 28


    Review by adam on July 4, 2011

    Great product

    I've always been skeptical of face soap bars, but I received a sample of the Nippon Kodo soap and promptly ordered two bars. It does have a smell, but I don't find it unpleasant or overbearing at all. It smells much like any other clay based products. Leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean, and doesn't dry it out enough that I always need to moisturize afterwards.
  • 24 / 28


    Review by MG on June 5, 2011

    love it.

    the Nippon Kodo soap + Urth Face Balm combo is fantastic in the morning for my normal / combination skin
  • 25 / 28


    Review by AG on May 8, 2011


    Yes it does have a funky smell, but that soon wears away and you are left with fantastic skin, that is smooth and silky!
  • 26 / 28


    Review by Martin on February 7, 2011

    If you can stand the smell

    I was given this during Christmas after I was told that people swear by this soap. And I'm glad I've been introduced to it! Overall, this is a great soap. It left my cheeks feeling squeaky clean and, unlike so many other cleansers, it didn't dry out my skin.

    The only downside is that there is a strong after smell. It doesn't linger but I can smell it right after a wash. That's the price I'll pay for great complexion. I suppose a lot of good products tend to smell. It sort of makes me feel like it really works. After all, we're not buying this soap for its scent!
  • 27 / 28


    Review by KO on February 5, 2011

    funky smell

    This soap seems to do a good job cleaning, but has a horrible smell to it. Don't think I'll be purchasing it again.
  • 28 / 28


    Review by Jake on January 29, 2011


    This is the only soap I've used for 3 years - it will get you clean and fix your complexion problems.

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