Nubian Heritage's authentic African black soap combines shea butter's healing and hydrating properties with the ancient medicinal properties of palm ash, plantain peel, tar and tamarind to balance and resolve problem skin.
This soap is amazing. I give it five stars for the following reasons:
1) First, the smell -- If strong scents easily overwhelm you, this bar is one to try. It has a subtle sweet smell. I look ridiculous smelling my bar of soap but it just smells delightful.
2) When other soaps fail to treat your skin issues, Nubian Heritage does not -- Most people try this soap because of skin issues, including skin sensitivity issues. I am very sensitive to most cleansing products; my face becomes a dry, itching mess quite easily. I also still contend with pimples. This soap helps control my acne without turning my face into a dry, red mess.
3) Your skin was soft once and will be again -- This soap has phenomenal moisturizing properties. It feels great on your skin. I don't have to apply baby oil or moisturizing body lotion because this soap does it all. If your hair becomes dry during particular periods of the year, try washing your hair with this bar rather than using hot oils or protein soaks.
4) Ingredients you can pronounce -- I don't want dyes or heavy chemicals in anything I use but especially on my face. This soap has a straightforward ingredient list.
This product is vegan in nature with no animal based products. It is not tested on animals and is made in the United States.
Lately, I've spent a fortune on products trying to 'simplify' my skin care routine and bought this soap because I read/watched reviews that it was good for oily skin and might help with adult breakouts (plus it was cheap). But, sadly this is yet another product that works for all the beauty gurus and does not work for me. While it does seem to keep the oil under control, it leaves a film on my skin and doesn't seem to really penetrate below the surface. In addition to that, the texture of my skin seemed to worsen. I've only used it for a couple of weeks but I am not going to use it on my face anymore and see if I have better luck using it on my back.
This is the third time I've bought this soap. I used to have small red bumps/ blemishes on my face and cheeks. One of my friends recommended this to me. I gave it a shot and couldn't be happier! I have actually thrown away all my old, expensive face products and 100% transitioned to this. I use it when I wake up, before bed, and in the shower. Natural and cheap! People say you can use it all over your body too, but I prefer ones that have fruity smells. This is perfect for faces because it leave your skin feeling naked of all make up, clean, not oily what-so-ever, and flawless! I recommend this to everyone I know.
This product is a wonderful addition to my son's routine for eczema. I have seen a with the intensity of his patches and he is less itchy. I like that I see results with a natural soap, and for him, it is a just as effective as OTC hydrocortisone cream. One thing, he is 10 years old, and his eczema is not as challenging as it was when he was 2 yrs. old. In fact, his eczema went from slightly below severe to slightly below moderate before soap, and now with the soap it is mild. When he was 2 yrs old, his eczema covered his legs, above underwear line, elbows, and forearms. With the soap, there are small patches on foot, and knees that are not as itchy. We use hydrocortisone only on occasional flares, but before soap we used it with cetaphil nearly everyday. also, after the first time using it, we saw improvements. As an aside, the scent is a mild fruity coconut.
it is the best thing ive come across this year. due to some hormonal imbalance or something i started breaking out like crazy last couple of month , and i have thois habit of squeezing my pimples( i know its very wrong but i just cant help it) so in addition to existing pimples i had marks left behing and scratches from squeezng pimples in short my face was a mess alot of little spots and marks and reddness. I saw reviews and ordered this soap and it has been less than two weeks and my skin has cleared alot and pimples have dried and marks have lightened.. i used it in conjunction with blackseed facial cream which i also ordered from amazon. so far this combo has worked for me and my skin has become soooo much better. i also shower with this black soap and it doesnt dry my skin that much.