We love our miracle African soap, but even more in a paste. A small amount goes a long way. Packaged in a 2oz jar- great to keep in shower. Lather a small amount with a drop of water for foaming like you have never seen. Amazing for face, armpits, body, and for shaving - leaving your skin cleansed and squeaky clean.
What Is African Black Soap?
The meticulous process to create African black soap begins with sun-drying plantain peels. The skin of palm leaves and cocoa pods are then baked in a clay oven to produce ash, then water is added to the ashes and filtered. Ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and cocoa butter are heated and added, and hand-stirred for 24 hours. The soap will then solidify and rise to the top of the mixture and is left to set for about two weeks before it's ready to be used. It is packed with bacteria-fighting oils and phytochemicals found in plants, which according to a study1, gives it deeply cleansing and nourishing properties for nearly all skin types.
Benefits of African Black Soap
- Protects Against Photoaging: Antioxidants in black soap protect the skin from free radical damage.
- Improves Skin Tone: Many users report that black soap firms and tones skin and improves skin texture, for more supple and glowing skin. The charcoal-like plantain leaves aids in cell turnover and exfoliation.
- Vitamin A gradually turns over the skin surface cells to reveal fresh skin cells which will also brighten and even skin tone," she adds.
- Fades Discolorations: Black soap may help even out sun spots and discolorations, hyperpigmentation "by shedding darkly pigmented cells on the skin's surface."
- Reduces Inflammation and Skin Irritations: Black soap may help reduce inflammation and skin irritations, soothing dry and irritated skin, and relieving dry patches, rashes, and red areas. Its ingredients have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Helps to Heal Problem Skin: The combination of vitamin A and physical exfoliation may ease the symptoms of skin conditions like acne. Users have said that black soap helps lessen, treat, and clear their acne, and gets rid of their blackheads, psoriasis, and eczema. The soap is sulfur-rich, providing anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Antibacterial action can help control acne and eczema, while shea butter, cocoa, and coconut oil may help to moisturize and soothe psoriasis and eczema.
- Has Deep Cleansing Action: Black soap has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and is great for deep pore cleansing. It also is effective at removing makeup because of the oils and butters. By the principle of like dissolves like the oil components help to dissolve oils. It also gently exfoliates, which helps to cleanse the skin and remove debris.
- Alleviates Razor Bumps: It is often used by men when shaving because of its high shea butter content meant to protect the skin. Exfoliation also helps free trapped hairs under the skin, while sulfur reduces inflammation and acts as an antimicrobial.
- Exfoliates: The ashes in black soap may provide physical exfoliating properties to remove dead skin cells, potentially improving fine lines, softening, and rejuvenating rough skin.
- Acne-fighting: African black soap has been used in Ghana and Nigeria to help balance oily skin; its exfoliating elements clear pores, which helps to lessen and prevent acne and other skin blemishes.
TYPE OF INGREDIENT: Plant Based Cleanser & Natural Exfoliant
MAIN BENEFITS: Improves skin tone, reduces inflammation, deeply cleansing.
WHO SHOULD USE IT: In general, African black soap can be used by all skin types
HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE IT: Can be used daily, but may need to incorporate into a routine slowly.
WORKS WELL WITH: Sunscreen and moisturizers containing humectants, emollients, and occlusives.
DON'T USE WITH: It could be irritating if used with chemical exfoliants.