The all-purpose Octagon soap is safe to use on the face; however, exposure to the eyes should be avoided, according to the soap’s warning labels. Octagon is a bar type soap, made by Colgate, which is a discontinued product as of June 2014.
The 7-ounce bar of soap works as a degreaser on clothing and hands, removes stains from laundry items, and cleans dishes. Customer reviews include other uses such as a tick repellent, acne remedy, tile cleaner, and woodwork cleaner.
Ingredients of Octagon include pentasodium triphosphate, crystalline silica and sodium dodecylbenzene sulfontate. Though it is hard to find today, many customers still prefer this soap over other all-purpose cleaners.