You might remember me mentioning the African Black Soap I saw at the flea market. The folks I bought my Shea Butter from was selling it too. Here's where I wrote the post on the Shea Butter. Which I am still lovin'.
I could not get the soap out of my mind. After seeing it at the flea market, I came home and Googled it. Damn! How did I learn about anything before Google???!!! After reading info on the soap, I was really lemming for it.
Here's a link to learn more about how African Black Soap is made: here.
As the photo shows, this soap is actually light brown, like brown sugar. It is crumbly but molds into a ball very easily. It has an odor that I don't really care for. I can't really compare it to anything either. It is definitely the palm oil.
Some of the benefits are: clears up acne and blemishes; relieves rashes, itching, dry and scaly skin; cleans the skin making it fresh and clean; good for eczema, fungus, ringworm, acne and body odor. I also found out that you can wash your hair with it but, as I found with my skin, you more than likely will need a good, hydrating conditioner afterwards.
This is not meant to be a brag, however, my skin is damn near perfect. I rarely get any zits, didn't have them as a teenager, and my skin is very smooth with no dry patches or overly oily spots. People better not be blowing smoke at me, but no one is able to guess my age, usually thinking I'm 10 years younger than my real age. I do owe this to good skin care and good genes.
So, what African Black Soap does for me is clean my face like nobody's business. No type of residue and a totally fresh, clean feel. I always do follow a wash with moisturizer and using the soap is no exception. African Black Soap washes away the skin's oil, as does most cleansers for me, so moisturizing is necessary. And I didn't have to use a separate product to wash off my makeup. The soap took care of that.
Recommendation: Great stuff! May not be for everyone, I'm sure. But it's a go for me.