10 Jun

So Fresh and So Clean! A Reintroduction to African Black Soap

By: AfriBeautyCollective Skin

For hundreds of years, women in West Africa made and used a vegetable based soap to gently cleanse skin and hair. It has become popularly known as Black soap. Handmade from plant-based ingredients Black soap has quickly become a cult favourite around the world.

Key Ingredients:

  • Cocoa Pods
  • Coconut Oil
  • Palm Tree Derivatives – including palm kernel and palm oil
  • Plantain bark
  • Shea butter

7 Black Soap Key Benefits We Simply Can’t Get Enough Of

  1. Antibacterial and Anti-inflammatory:Black soap contains natural antibacterial properties which are essential for preventing skin irritation and acne. Rich in Vitamin A and E, both these vitamins are antioxidants with help combat free radicals. Great for inflammation like acne
  2. Safe for all Skin Types:Black soap comes naturally unscented. This makes it non-irritable to
    sensitive skin. Always test a small patch of skin first for a week if you have sensitive skin. It also helps to balance your skin’s natural oil production without drying it outs it is also great for
    normal and combination skin
  3. Moisturising:Shea butter is a crucial ingredient for Black soap and helps to provide relief for
    dry skin
  4. Acne:It helps to balance natural oils repair damaged cells and clear bacteria with its
    antimicrobial properties
  5. Minimalise Appearance of Scars and Dark Marks:Helps prevent sun damage is a major cause of dark marks as well as acne
  6. Improves Skin Texture:If Black soap is not overly processed it acts as a natural exfoliant
    and helps to improve skin texture. Helps with random rashes and removal of dead skin
  7. Slows Down the Ageing Process:The Shea butter helps to prevent sun damage which is a
    major cause of ageing. One of Black soaps key ingredient’s – coconut oil helps to reduce
    collagen production which is key in maintaining youthful looks.

Amazing Black Soap Brands You Have To Try

Modara with Turmeric: Helps to even skin tone and diminishes stubborn marks on your body. This liquid soap creates a rich foamy lather and a little goes a long way.

RandR Luxury Black Soap: A liquid soap which is easy to use with a pump dispenser, it thoroughly cleanses leaving your skin smooth and subtle. Great for body and hair

Arami Onyx Polish: The spa-like experience of this gummy black soap makes it a pleasure to use every day. It cleanses without drying out your skin. It is gentle enough to use on your face as well.

Kaeme Black Soap: We love the burst of fragrance from each bottle of Kaeme’s black soap! Great for hair and body, this soap paired with the corresponding Kaeme natural shea butter creates a fantastic layer of fragrance after every shower

Skin Gourmet Peppermint Black Soap: Leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, Skin
Gourmet’s bar soap really goes a long way. We tried it on our body and due to into raw texture it also acts as a gentle exfoliator.

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