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100% Pure African Black Liqiud Soap 8 oz - Nature and herbs
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Five Star Reviews:
In love with it
January 29, 2015
Got my soap today and used it for the first time this evening. I do love the soap. The people on here saying it smells your whole room, you must have very very sensitive noses, because yes it does have a smell but it is very light. I thought the soap smelled nice and worked nice. As with all bar soaps natural or not it does dry your skin a bit, but I will take this dry over the other products such as dove with deadly chemicals. I DO NOT recommend using it on your private parts, because it burns like the dickens, I made this mistake tonight LOL, but other than that it is safe to use other places just not there. Also I did notice when I washed my face with it, my face starting feeling warm and turned a little red. So I will just be using this as a body soap and not for face or privates. I used raw shea butter when I was done which helps with the dryness. The hairs and grains you see coming from the soap is from the plants, it is not people hair lol...geesh. Anyways I love this product and the smell is light and citrus
So far so good : )
January 9, 2015
I was very pleased with this product. It arrived at the time it was predicted to arrive and was packaged nicely. I have only used it twice so far, but I will make further updates. I don't have acne but I have bumps on my face, arms, and legs. I have focused getting rid of mainly the ones on my face. Nothing has helped except I got a facial once and there are less bumps and they aren't as prominent as they used to be. They are still there though and very noticable at times so I have been wanting something that will get rid of them for good or at least keep them at bay I guess. I could get facials and hope they will go away, but they are so expensive and the chemicals may not really be the best thing for my skin. I have used face cleansers that haven't done anything either. Then I saw this soap and that it was natural and it had great reviews- just what I need!!!I think it smells good, but some may not like it and it is a bit strong, but nobody complained about it (and my family isn't afraid to voice their opinions) : ) . All my skin felt soft except my face felt dry. The first time I used ot I applied African shea butter to my skin, but it is a bit time consuming since the butter is kind of hard to apply to all of my skin evenly. The 2nd time I used it I didn't follow up with moisturizing, but my face felt fine the next morning.Tips:-don't apply to freshly shaved legs-be careful if you use it on your face ( I think it got in my eyes a little or maybe the strong smell irritated my eyes, but I rinsed my eyew with water and then they were fine)
A must for any skin type but especially for those with sentive skin, eczema and tinea versa color
December 28, 2014
I love this soap! It really is the best, all natural soap you can get for your body. I had tinea versa color and the Dr. wanted to give me a medical shampoo and medical cream to help clear the spots. Well, since I was pregnant during the time I didn't want to risk any medicine that was not necessary. Well, after a few days of using the soap the spots had cleared up and about 90 percent gone after one week of use.My son who is 2.5 has a lot of allergies and bad eczema. The Dr. recommended cetaphil which is a good cleanser but the black soap worked faster and not to mention it is a lot cheaper. I have had a number of mom's ask me how I got rid of my son's eczema and so I told them to get this black soap, and they all have and was happy with the results.The smell of the bar is great, nice a clean. We also use the black soap shower gel which is nice too but there is something about the bar that seems a bit more pure.IMPORTANT! once you use it in the shower or bath, take it away from water. I first kept it in the shower (we have a separate shower /bath) and after a few weeks it dissolved. So take it out and place it in a dry area until you are ready for your next use.
Acne sufferers READ!! Add this to a natural acne regimen for clear skin
July 6, 2014
I'll start off by saying that this is possibly the BEST cleanser I have ever used. As an acne-sufferer, this stuff is a miracle. No exaggeration at all. Adding this soap to my skin care regimen has made all the difference. For all you other acne-sufferers out there, this soap is a very worthwhile purchase. That being said, please keep reading because using this alone was not the only thing that cleared my skin and evened my complexion.I am now a 23 year old, light complected, white male. I never suffered from acne throughout puberty or high school, and thought I would be blessed with clear skin. But shortly after I graduated, went to college, and moved to a new city, my skin went haywire. Not only did my face break out seemingly overnight, but I also had breakouts on my back and shoulders that turned into severe cystic acne in a matter of days. And because I am so light complected, it was so much more noticeable and was devastating to my self-esteem. I spent literally hundreds of dollars on over-the-counter acne creams, cleansers, exfoliates, masks, pills, etc. Name a product, and I guarantee I have tried it. Nothing has ever worked well for me up until now. I've recently improved my diet (cut back on refined sugar, dairy, and gluten) in an attempt to clear my skin. After all, acne is as much of an internal problem as it is an external one. I showed some slight improvement from the diet, but nothing noticeable. Then I started supplementing with vitamins. Vitamins A, C, D, E, and Niacin (B3). These vitamins DRASTICALLY helped my skin, and after roughly two months, my skin looked 75% better. Still though, my skin needed improvement and I was still self conscious from regular breakouts and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation that was left behind after a pimple went away. Now, here is the part where my life changed:After doing tons of research online and from asking my dermatologist, I learned that too many chemicals and medications can be incredibly bad for your skin, which irritate the skin and then inevitably make your acne worse. I'm talking about benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid in particular, undoubtedly the two acne-fighting ingredients you will find in almost any over-the-counter acne treatment product. Solution? GO NATURAL. Avoid overusing medicated creams and cleansers. Avoid artificial chemicals, dyes, fragrances, or other irritating ingredients. Your skin will thank you for it. My skin thanks me for it. Which brings me to this African black soap.It's natural (aside from the vague word "fragrance" listed in the ingredients), and it has made all the difference. But like other reviewers, you MUST use it correctly. First off, it lathers extremely well. I wash my face in the shower once in the morning and once before bed with this stuff and only rub the soap through wet hands for a couple passes and start washing. It lathers SO WELL. Which is definitely a good thing because it means it is easy to be gentle with it. But you must wash with your bare hands. This soap can be drying and exfoliating, so using a wash cloth, brush, or anything other than your hands will cause irritation and not be beneficial. I can't say it enough. USE THE LATHER FROM THE SOAP WITH YOUR BARE HANDS!! After I rinse it off, my skin feels soft and tight and most importantly: clean!I have been using this for only a week now. Yes, one week. And have already noticed the most drastic improvement in my skin ever. My skin is glowing, and the few pimples and blackheads that I had on my face are gone. Even the red spots left behind are starting to fade (even the severe ones left on my shoulders and back)!Like I said earlier though, using African black soap alone is probably not going to clear your skin, so my best advice is to start using more natural products or homeopathic remedies. Here are products that I use on a daily basis (along with cleansing with African black soap) and my skin has NEVER looked this great.After cleansing, gently PAT your face dry with a clean, soft towel (don't rub dry). After completely dry, tone with an apple cider vinegar toner (1 part water, 1 part apple cider vinegar). I use one half cup of apple cider vinegar, and one half cup of filtered water, store it in a jar, soak some onto a cotton ball and gently rub it on my face (and shoulders). This is beneficial because African black soap can be drying. Any soap strips away the natural acidity of your skin and can allow free-radicals to damage your skin. Apple cider vinegar returns the acidity to your skin and also has antibacterial properties. Be sure to purchase an organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (with "the mother" in it). I use Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.After about 30-40 minutes after toning with the ACV, I make a pass over my skin with witch hazel. Same deal: soak some onto a cotton ball and gently rub across my face and shoulders. Other reviewers have stated that it is necessary to moisturize after cleansing with black soap, but I do not. I don't feel the need to because the ACV truly returns my skin to a good state. I don't have extremely dry skin, however, so if you do, perhaps moisturizing after toning with ACV is the best way to go.Finally, on your path to getting clear skin, I would definitely recommend supplementing with certain vitamins and encourage you to do research into them. I take A, C, D, E, and Niacin (or vitamin b3) everyday and like I said before, it has really helped. Of course, you should talk to your doctor about supplementing with any vitamins and research how much of each you really need or should take. Niacin has probably helped my skin more than anything. It increases blood flow to the surface of the skin and is an essential component in detox and cleansing programs. Be sure to buy pure Niacin (NOT no-flush, flush-free, or time-released varieties). I buy Solaray Niacin from Amazon, and take 500mg a day at bedtime.I will definitely keep you guys updated on how my skin does with this black soap, but so far so good! I will also post other product links to the products I mentioned that I have really helped me achieve clear skin. I could not be happier with this African black soap. Highly recommended purchase!UPDATE: 2 MONTHS OF USEIt's been 2 months since I first started using this African black soap, and I still could not be happier. My back acne has completely (and yes, I mean COMPLETELY) cleared up and I'm absolutely convinced this soap is the main reason why. Even better is the fact that the postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (that is a result of severe cystic acne) on my back is clearing up so nicely. My back and shoulders have not been this clear in years. Seriously, after struggling for years to clear my skin, it is such a good feeling when you find a product that clears everything up in a matter of ~8 weeks. Major self-esteem boost! My face is also so much better and I very rarely get breakouts or pimples anymore. When I do, they tend to go away in a matter of a couple days, so I am no longer worried when I see a pimple in the mirror in the morning because I know it's not going to stick around. I'm pretty sure this is because the black soap is slightly exfoliating and deep cleans the skin in a relatively gentle way and keeps sebum production under control. This black soap has also faded post-acne marks on my cheeks and forehead and has evened out my skin tone. My skin looks awesome right now, and I could not be more satisfied. One bar of this soap typically lasts 3-4 weeks for me. I am sold and will definitely continue purchasing!UPDATE! 6 MONTHS LATERNothing really new to add. Just want to say that I will never use another cleanser for my skin. I can't remember the last time I've been able to look in the mirror and not see any blemishes. My face is 100% clear of blemishes, and my complexion is even and skin is like silk. I wash my face with this when I wake up in the morning, and again before I go to bed at night. The only other thing I still do is apply a thin layer of apple cider vinegar over my face (1:1 ratio of filtered water to ACV) after cleansing and drying to restore pH and keep my skin from getting dry. Like I said in my original review, my primary problem was severe acne on my back and shoulders. I couldn't be happier to say that I have had no new acne on my back in 4 months. It is a fantastic feeling to be able to take off my shirt to go swimming or whatever and not be embarrassed. My back is absolutely, 100% clear, and like my face, the skin tone is even and no more hyperpigmentation. I've never been this enthusiastic about a product before, and I'm convinced that nothing is better for your skin than natural products. I've ditched all those medicated creams and gels and won't look back. :)UPDATE!! A YEAR AND HALF LATERStill can't believe how well this soap has helped my skin and how much of a difference it really does make. Example: I went on vacation for two weeks a couple months ago. As such, I was without this black soap for those two weeks. As a result, I was using an ordinary department store-bought face wash bar and what happened? I started breaking out (for the first time in a very long time, mind you). Nothing else changed. I ate the same foods, took the same vitamins, and there was no change in climate or weather (didn't travel cross country or anything). So I knew exactly why I was breaking out. Of course, I was mortified when I looked in the mirror after two weeks without this (which is a good thing, because it means I can't even remember what it looks like to have zits all over!). Fast forward after vacation was over and I started using black soap again, and my skin was clear again in about a week and half of using it. Lesson learned: my skin has become totally accustomed to this soap and I can't use anything else. Can't express how happy I am (still!) that this stuff works as well as it does.
February 7, 2014
Let me start off by saying that the first time I used this soap, it burned my face so bad and made it so red that I almost called off work that night. But after a couple hours it went away. I used it again that same night and no redness just squeeky clean. So don't get discouraged the first time u use it and think your one of the unlucky ones who can't use this soap. I've been using it for about 5 months now and man did it make a world of difference in my skin. I get complements all the time on how nice my skin looks. I had very mild acne and I don't have a single one now. Everything great people say about this soap is true. I threw away all of my face washes and only use this now.There is however a purging stage like some other reviews mentioned but don't let that discourage u either. Mine lasted about a week to two weeks and I broke out around my jaw line only which was weird because I've never broke out there before. But it wasn't that bad at all and I covered it easily with makeup. But even when I was breaking out some, my skin looked so nice that the very little acne wasn't the main focus on my face. It was my glowing skin.The soap can be a bit drying, even if I have oily skin. Then it can make ur skin over produce oil so I'd suggest using jojoba oil afterwards. Litterly the most amazing stuff in the world. I'm super self conscious about what I put on my face. I never used to use moisturizer because I thought it would make me break out. But this stuff I slather it on with confidence. It's 100% natural and is the closest oil to our own sebum that our skin produces. It's like cleaning off the dirty oil and replacing it with clean oil for our face. It does not make me break out at all whatsoever and yes I have very sensitive skin.So give this soap a try. And the oil too. You won't regret it. I've tried so many face washes and what not and nothing has ever worked as good for me as those two things.
It Smeels So GOOD! Might Help Hair Loss?
September 7, 2013
So when I got the package, I opened it up hoping that the soap would be great to use; even through the plastic it came in, you can SMELL it's fragrance! It was daring me 9the soap) to try it haha! So when I did, here is what I experienced with the "Dudu Osun" soap::1) The soap bleeds with color when lathering just like the RAW black soap that comes by the pound on Amazon. This is normal, the soap is natural, so it bleeds with vitamins and it's elements. Wet-ten your face first, Lather it in your hands with the soap and apply it on, rinse your face, and make pats on your face with a warm towel.The lime juice in it gives a cooling feeling, you feel it a little bit working on your face. My face is smooth and clear, and I believe it is because of using Dudu Osun, because of the ingredients is has.When using it on my body, same for the face, my skin became smooth, but using it for my head, I noticed tight areas on the back of my head near the top wasn't as tight after I washed me hair, cut it, and watched it grow back. This is MY experience, it might not work for you, but my hair is not so tight anymore!2) The smell is strong but it is not overbearing; you want to smell like this stuff! I wish I could sell this locally, I have improved lives when offering to friends and family. It's a large bar of soap that looks like a 'traditional-soap-shaped' type of soap, no need to cut it like you would with raw Black soap.I love RAW black soap, but Dudu Osun is currently my "baby" :) I love this stuff, works good!
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Four Star Reviews:
January 2, 2016
I really want to give an honest review of this soap. I order this soap back in August or September. I have been using it every since. I really like the light clean smell of the soap.it lathers beautifully. Its a brown lather. It looks dirty, but it's not. If you leave the soap on for a few minutes you can feel a slight tingle. There are some areas that I had to be careful with leaving the soap on. The sensitive area would become raw in places. For example under my breast area and down below...This soap does what it says. It helps with acne and eczema. It keeps your skin clear. I really love it.
Looks like poo but works like a miracle
October 7, 2015
Wonderful soap and I highly recommend trying it if you suffered from dry skin issues as I did. Visually, the soap looks disgusting. Let's be honest about that. But that being said, it smells nice and it works exactly as I had hope. It didn't irritate my skin at all as some others complained about. I would chalk up some of those reviews to skin allergies. And, after using this soap for some time now, I don't have horrible dry patches on my skin like I used to after showering. Woohoo!Pros:This is the first soap I can honestly say helped correct my dry skin issues.Pleasant smellYou actually FEEL clean after using the soap. Other soaps tend to leave you feeling oily.Inexpensive considering how well it worksCons:Distengrates faaaar more quickly than other soapLooks like poo. And leaves a brown mess where ever you place the soap. But at least its easily washing away and doesn't stain.
Love this soap!
May 28, 2015
I bought this soap for my daughter and me as we have very sensitive skin and my daughter was getting tiny, red bumps on the tops of her arms. We just started using this soap a couple of weeks ago. My skin seems to love it. I have not had any breakouts or irritation from it (itchy or otherwise). It smells really nice, to me. Kind of like soap and citrus? Hard to explain. I enjoy it. It does not leave a residue on you or your tub (no slippery tubs to deal with). It leaves your skin squeaky clean. I have some breakouts on my face and was hoping this would help and I do see a significant improvement in that area. Plus, my skin just looks healthier. DON'T let it get in your nose or mouth or eyes (or any tender area...) as it will sting!!! I believe this is the citrus in the soap. It is a very good product and I will definitely buy it again, but I knocked one star off for price. I was hoping one bar of soap would last a really long time, but mine is already halfway gone and I've only been using it for a couple of weeks. Still, if it works, I will pay the price!
It felt like the local witch doctor brewed it up that day with his own saliva and plantains and ashes. Just so fresh feeling.
March 22, 2015
I like soap. It makes me clean. I like clean. People around me seem to like me being clean. The fact that this stuff is accidentally named "Dudu something" doesn't take away from it's charm. It's like the creators are so sure of their product, they took the name challenge and added a prefix usually used to describe feces by my 4-year-old nephew. That's confidence in clean. If you are the maker of this soap and you want to use that last sentence as a new business motto... please give me a job and pay me well. Very well. Here's another freebie: "Get clean. Get... clean as Dudu." My dog accidentally got ahold of one of these and started running around the yard trying to eat it. Joke was on him. It wasn't what he thought. Now my dog's breath smells like plantains and will never be in danger of getting rare dog mouth acne.
Helped with my acne issues!
August 29, 2014
I've had horrible acne issues since I was in 7th grade, I'm talking unpopable, under the skin, sore, raised, scar-causing, pimples. I have some discoloration due to years of acne (I'm 25) and the scars are the worst part of it all.I've been using this soap for about two weeks now, and there is sometimes a fluttery burn sensation that goes away once I splash cool water on my face to rinse it off. However my skin has majorly improved, there are almost no marks or pimples on the left side of my face, even the indented scarring has gone away. It's been awesome to feel some sort of relief from years of fighting pimples off my very oily complexion! This is no microcell problem but damn did it help! The reason I have the 4 stars is the problem of actually keeping the soap from dripping this nasty brown color all over my shower. I have it in a little ziploc plastic container so the brown stuff stays put. Above all it's a great product for those looking for some acne relief.
I've tried everything
February 27, 2014
From antibiotics, to face washes to cleansers and nothing has worked significantly well for an extended period of time. I've had acne for about 7-8 years now and out of frustration I went ahead and tried this, and to be honest it works.the bar has done good so far, it's nothing special but it has helped clear my face up fairly well. I give it a 4 out of 5, because Since I've been using it my face has improved and I don't break outs as bad as I once used to. Although changing my diet has probably also done wanders, I know this bar is contributing. It will dry up the face a tad and it may have a slight burning sensation at first. If your like me and you're just fed up with acne and you too have tried everything, all I can say is go for it. At worst you have 4 bars of soap for the price of 10 dollars, at best your face will clear up a tad if not a good amount.
July 28, 2017
Good product and works with as scrap but it makes my skin little dry .
I do want to note that as others have mentioned ...
December 7, 2016
I do want to note that as others have mentioned, my container was cracked at the bottom and the licked cracked as well when I received it. I put the container into a zip-lock baggie.Other than the packaging, the soap is a thick paste consistency, but I take a small piece, and rub it between my hands and use it as a facial wash as well as a hand soap. I break out in hives quite a bit on my face, so I use it to combat the itchiness. I use it as a hand soap because I often am scratched by my cat and always have an allergic reaction. When I use this type of soap (I've used a variety of brands) it always helps with the itchiness and helps to heal my hands or face if I've scratched the itches.
December 9, 2015
March 11, 2015
Really helped with combination skin.I used daily for washing my face.
Black Soap Paste
October 6, 2013
Good quality black soap paste. It is confusing that other users have linked pictures that imply this product is fully liquid (squeeze bottle pictures). Those other pictures need to be deleted to eliminate confusion as to which type of soap product is being supplied.
So far so good
July 12, 2013
I bought this soap,in hopes that it will help me in battle against adult acne and oily/ combination skin. The soap looks a little different from what I was expecting however, my skin feels great after I wash and moisturize, and it looks brighter and more even each day.
Three Star Reviews:
I bought this in my what seems like a never ending quest
March 16, 2016
I have adult cystic acne. I bought this in my what seems like a never ending quest, for better acne free skin. I use it once a day (usually at night). I have been using it for the past 3 or so weeks. It made my skin very dry - even after following up with a good moisturizer (which is a MUST). I have now started using it every other night and follow up with a mix of organic coconut oil/water. Do not rub it on your skin directly. Wet hands and rub the soap to lather in your hands and then massage/wash your face with this lather. So far I have not seen any changes in my skin (specifically acne). But, I give a product at least 3 months before giving up on it (IF it has not adversely affected my skin within the first few days). I will update later.
Nothing too appealing.
June 24, 2015
So, I used another black soap before but had to change it because my girlfriend is allergic to oats that the other bar had. I decided to try this as it was a little cheaper and I had generally liked the other black soap. Also, because of Dave Chapelle, when I opened it, I would say, "It's Dudu, baby!" Anyway, the aroma was light. Nothing too appealing. It was thick and grainy feeling. My girlfriend said she didn't care for it and didn't like the smell as much as the other. So, she didn't use it. Since either way, she wasn't using the black soaps, I decided to switch back since the other one felt more cleaner when I washed it off. So, this is a slight better in cost if you want to save a bit.
Nice soap bit messy
November 17, 2014
a very decent so. However raw african black soap tends to be a better grade of soap. This soap is more commercially processed the convenience is that you have no foreign particles within yourself. I also find the soap makes more of a mess than the raw african black soap. I do like that you can actually use as soap directly on your face without the worry stuff scratches but the downside is I do find this soap in particular makes more a baby black residue mess upon using it I believe it to be just as useful as the others so just more process so I tend to like to have the raw african black soap better.
It has quite a SMELL!
December 11, 2013
I could smell this soap through the shipping box before I even opened it! My whole bathroom now smells like it. Now, perhaps you will love the smell and that will be a great feature. Personally, for me it is overly tropical and fruity. I don't think I would mind the scent if I only smelled it when I used it, but it's making my bathroom smell a bit reminiscent of a cheap hotel in a tropical locale. Granted, I do have a sensitive nose, but wow, I've never had soap make my whole bathroom smell. I can actually smell it from my bed. It's like I need to keep it in a sealed up little box.As for the soap itself, I've only been using it for a few days, so I haven't noticed any real difference in my skin. It has a very nice, rich lather, which I like. It does leave a bit of a film on the skin - not necessarily a bad thing, but for those who like coming out of the shower feeling squeaky clean, it is not exactly that feeling. However, I am hoping that film that remains is moisturizing my skin?
Still testing the effect..
October 17, 2013
I have acne marks all over, I am using this soap hoping to get rid of them all. Will update the review accordingly.It will clean you well but will dry you up. I have a very sensitive, dry and flaky skin. So, this is how I apply it: I moisturize it well, so there is a bit of extra grease on my face and body, and then wash with this soap. So, for face, any kind of regular non-fragrant moisturizer does the job. For body, I rely on Olay in-shower body lotion, it stays put really well. I dislike the sloppy feeling of moisturized skin after bathing, but if needed, I re-moisturize my skin after washing with this soap.Although it looks like a solid rock, it lathers rather very well and by that it also means that this soap runs out really fast, so, it's a great relief that I ordered this pack of 4. The smell is good, I am used to it. In my country(India), they sell a famous soap, Lifebuoy, a very basic and cheap, red-colored brick-like soap (it didn't lather well). So this black soap here reminded me of my childhood memories. A very welcoming experience for me.Now this is black soap, take care of your bath-tub, basin, shower curtains and bathroom tiles - not only does the soap bar but also the "lather" and water mixed with lather leave a distinctive coffee brown stain all over.
I thought black soap was all natural
October 13, 2013
All ingredients are natural, except for the fragrance. I like all natural products and when I make my own lotions I use Essential Oils to add a natural scent. I have tried another brand's black soap and there was no added fragrance and no essential oils, however it had a earthy and "clean soap" smell, similar to castille soap. This particular brand is a top seller on black soaps and I liked that it said "Tropical" hinting to a tropical-type smell. However when I opened one of the packages I had this strong sniff of fragrance that is definitely not in the "natural" arena. If you like really natural, organic, etc., I really think the smell will turn you off as it did with me.If they had an unscented version I would purchase again, but for now all my unopened bars will go to friends as a little gift because I can't use them.
October 25, 2016
I prefer the one from my country "Morocco" 😍
May 2, 2016
It came in different shape of the picture
Made my skin a little smoother after use but nothing else
March 13, 2015
waited a few months to write my review so I could give a proper review and it didn't really help me at all. It does definitely burn and i warn you not to get it on your anus.
December 30, 2013
I can't say that I'm seeing miraculous results in the way of relief from acne, I'm still breaking out but not as much. Not sure if it's related to the soap or not. I can tell you that this soap leaves your face extremely dry. Invest in a good moisturizer!
May 18, 2013
its not really a true liquid soap. Its more a glue. it works for what I needed it to. I will be looking for a true liquid soap next time
100% Pure African Black Liuid Soap 8oz
January 30, 2013
I like pure African black soap but I don't care for this version. I'd rather use the solid raw soap just preference I guess:). I feel like I get more out of the solid pack.
Two Star Reviews:
Dried my face out
September 4, 2015
I ordered this based on all the positive great reviews. I was also looking for something to wash my face with. I don't have any acne problems, and my face is not oily or dry. However, once I used this on my face, my face became really dried. All the moisture from my face was gone. I can literally see the oil build up and dirt coming off my face after using this soap.I can no longer use this for my face. It's way too harsh for my face and really dried my skin out. My face was so dried I end up using Vaseline as a moisturizer.I brought the 4 pack, I guess I'll try using this as a regular soap instead of face.I would not recommend this for anyone with regular to Dry skin. It's best to use this on your face if you have oily skin.
Not for sensitive skin
June 15, 2015
At first, it was a good soap that got me really clean,I liked the smell, and I could even overlook the fact that half of one of the bars turned into a small pool of mud the one time I forgot to take it out of the shower. But after a couple of weeks of use, there were dry patches on my skin and a stinging sensation when I used it. Also there was no visible improvement on any of my scars, acne or otherwise. I was cautiously optimistic after reading all of the (mixed) reviews but it didn't work out for me.The ingredients as listed in the back of the box are:Pure Honey, Shea Butter, Osun (camwood), Palm Kernel Oil, Cocoa Pod Ash, Palm Bunch Ash, Aloe Vera, Lime Juice, Water and Fragrance.
... that benzoyl peroxide helps then this soap will be good for you
January 19, 2015
If you have the kind of acne that benzoyl peroxide helps then this soap will be good for you. Or if your skin is just oily in general you might like it. But this soap isn't going to help anyones acne who already has dry skin. I have dry skin and acne. It does nothing. I switched to "African Black Soap Raw Organic Natural Pure 1lb" (which is sold here on Amazon) and I like it better than Dudu-Osun.
and was eager to try this due to the good reviews, and customers saying how it helped to ...
August 21, 2014
I bought this soap because i was looking for a natural product that would help with my acne, and was eager to try this due to the good reviews, and customers saying how it helped to clear their skin. I have been using this soap for 5 weeks now and haven't noticed a diffence in my skin. I'm very dissapointed because i was hoping it would help clear up my skin at least a little, but nothing, it hasnt done any harm to my skin either. Its smells great and washes well like any other soap but i was really looking forward to it being beneficial to my skin.
Its not for me
March 18, 2014
Don't mind the feel or the earthy smell of the soap , but the brown suds leave a residue on the sink or shower . Ended up rinsing all the time . So its extra work or the area looks dirty . And I would even put up with all of the above if the soap would make my skin feel better , but it don't . Will stick to my Dove sensitive skin .
Smells nice but...,
October 23, 2013
Well I've been using it for about 3/4 weeks & I love the smell but so far I haven't seen a change in my skin. I saw on the reviews someone said it worked for their KP (Keratosis Pilaris) which is what I have on my arms & legs. So far no change :( I was really hoping I'd see some results in a week or two but nothing so far, I still have two bars left & I will continue to use them. Wish I could give a higher rating but didn't work for me unfortunately!
Needs sturdier container
February 23, 2017
The container was cracked on the bottom so the black soap is drying out in the bottom of container needs sturdier container and also not necessarily a "liquid " more like a paste
It was like slimy Play-Doh that wouldn't lather or dissolve
May 11, 2015
Jar arrived cracked, and the soap itself had a very bizarre texture that made it almost impossible to use. It was like slimy Play-Doh that wouldn't lather or dissolve. I tried using it maybe 5-6 times until I just threw it away.
Not for me
March 17, 2015
Maybe it's just me and my sensitive skin, but this soap made me break out... I tried it out because of my eczema, but I found that I was breaking out on my face, back and chest after only a weeks use. I used it for another week and the pimples kept coming, so I started using it as dog soap. It lathers nicely though and works well for the dog's bath.Also, I found hard bits of undetermined material in the soap, not sure how pure this soap is anyway.Side note: I found that the only soap that doesn't make me break out is Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day.
March 6, 2015
Didn't really like it
December 29, 2012
This did not really improve my acne. Infact it made it worse. Perhaps if you try it long enough, you will see results, but I wasn't willing to put up with it. It did make my skin soft though. However it made my daughter's skin burn, so we ended up throwing it out.
Wont buy again
October 27, 2012
Will not buy again. This is VERY runny. However, it does lather really well and makes my skin feel clean and soft. The reason I will not buy again is because of the packaging. Too messy with as runny as it it. This bottle should have a "flip top" and not the screw cap. I've only had it a week and it's half way gone. It runs out of the bottle far too fast. The package should really be redesigned.
One Star Reviews:
but they may have been trying to cover up a smell or made a pretty big mistake
July 16, 2015
I was excited about getting this soap, but as soon as I opened the box, saw the sealed zip lock bag with the 4 soaps in it, I was similarly knocked over by the fragrance of fake lime possibly. I left the bag on my cabinet in the bathroom, hoping I would get used to the smell through familiarization. 8 hours later I went to bed, woke up 4 hours later sniffing the intense smelling soap fand feeling panicky, as in anxiety causing a mild panic attack. I don't wear perfumes either. I placed the soap outside my main door, so that it would not be nowhere near me. The soap is not for fragrance sensitive people. I'm sure the possibly present lime may be acidic helping with acne and immediately soothing with the Aloe, but they may have been trying to cover up a smell or made a pretty big mistake. Most people commenting gave their approval so I chose to try it. Almost 5 flying stars sank my boat though. Dudu!!
March 30, 2015
i dont know what this soap is , but i know what it is trying to imitate. it is not dudu osun soap. i purchased dudu oson soap from a different vendor from amazon prior to ordering this soap. my first order of this soap left dark brown rings around the facebowl. it also melted if left near or around moisture. i could also make a mask with its thick lather on my face. this soap from this vendor does none of this. no ugly brown rings, does not melt and certainly no thick suds to make a facial mask. it does smell the same original packaging, but it not the same soap. imposter. i had two bars left of which i threw in the trash.
adult acne..i have more acne
January 16, 2015
Hi everyoneI hate writing a review but I don't want the star of this fool youMy soap is almost finish and still I have acne all over my body well I have acne since 9 years old and now I'm 33!So you know that I tried everything in amazon and the marketI wash my body with this soap yet nothing change but I got more acne..I wish I can find the right treatment as I'm really lost..
Nothinbg Special, in Fact it makes a Mess and Leaves the Washcloths Black/Brown
December 29, 2014
Man people really prey on us. Yes I was one they caught. This is a joke. Makes the washcloths black/brown and although it comes out some, it is hard to get the washcloth white again. I notice nothing special about this soap, so I would stick with a soap you know is good and works well with your skin. Nothing special about this soap. Maybe it is not the contents it was supposed to be??
Did not help my acne.
July 19, 2014
I read the reviews for this soap and was hoping that I got the same results as others were getting. I used it for about two months simply as the reviews said I put a little bit on my hands and rubbed it as I washed my face. Overtime, I saw no difference in my face. My blemishes stayed the same as well as my acne scars did not fade one bit, the one thing this soap did do was dry my face completely which was terrible considering I only used it when I showered before I went to bed. I guess the results varies by type of skin that you do have.
Bought this for psoriasis, made it worse.
January 27, 2014
NOT GOOD FOR PSORIASIS. It make my skin red and dry. Caused major flare-ups. Switched to Dove with moisturizer and it was way better.
Just received mine in the mail and it WAS NOT ...
March 10, 2016
Just received mine in the mail and it WAS NOT SEALED. That is not ok to me and very unsanitary. Anyone could've used this and I wouldn't know
December 4, 2015
It says African black soap and I was leery because it's just oil. It runs on kind of thick but there are never bubbles. It's hard to get out of the package to use--- the tub it's in, not the shipping packaging-- I would not recommend. It's just palm oil. Highly disappointed.
it only made it worse. African soap is really harsh on the skin
September 3, 2015
I've tried the hard and the liquid version and both didn't help my skin, it only made it worse. African soap is really harsh on the skin, and may give you scars.
Broke me out like crazy!
June 24, 2015
Broke me out like crazy!!! I have gotten off accurate about 6 months ago, had amazing skin and decided I wanted to try a new face soap and since I've heard such a amazing things about black African soap, I decided to try it. Worst thing I have ever bought! Brought all my cosmic acne back, dried and irritated my skin. My skin is oily/combination and it comepletely screwed me over. Beware of this product.
It is hard to give a real review on the ...
March 13, 2015
It is hard to give a real review on the product. It was shipped in a plastic tub that was cracked. The soap was dried out.
this soap do not have the ingredients
July 5, 2013
This soap do not have the ingredients that real black soap has, was very disappointed to find out that it only has palm oil, palm kernel oil and water. I took a chance on this product even after seeing that it didn't show the ingredients on Amazon, this was my mistake and I have learned from this, "you better believe that !"
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Dudu Osun Black Soap, Original African black soap made in Nigeria.
Nature's Cure for All Skin Problems and Skin Types
Anti Bacterial. Great for Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne and Dermatitis!
Made from Shea Butter, keeps skin silky smooth.
Each bar is 5.29 oz. / 150 g. Total of 4 bars.
african black soap